Wow. It has been a long time since I read a book that made my jaw literally drop. A really long time. I've read some good books, but this book shocked me to the point that my jaw dropped and I sat shaking my head in wonder. This book was so good, on so many levels, that me talking about it surely can't do it justice.
Without giving too much away, I will just say that I was enlightened and appalled by this book. I couldn't believe some of the events that occurred in the story. No, I take that back, I could believe them, but I didn't want to.
The Kite Runner tells the story of Amir, and his relationships from childhood to adulthood, focusing mainly on his father, Baba, and their servants, Ali and his son Hassan. Amir describes the prejudice that ran rampant in Afghanistan in the 70's - and still does, apparently. He tells the story of not only the loss of his childhood, but the loss of his country as well.
I think that's all that I will write. Just read this book.