“The unforgettable, heartbreaking story of the unlikely friendship between a wealthy boy and the son of his father’s servant, The Kite Runner is a beautifully crafted novel set in a country that is in the process of being destroyed. It is about the power of reading, the price of betrayal, and the possibility of redemption; and an exploration of the power of fathers over sons—their love, their sacrifices, their lies.”– Goodreads
“A way to be good again”
I finished it. With it, I’ve learnt too many life lessons, ones that can not be simply stated down.
What I figured in a nutshell:
Happiness. What does it cost?
Friendship? It’s ALWAYS a two-sided matter. Not ever from one side.
Guilt? Only one with conscious could feel it. And not everyone has that.
Brotherhood? Let’s just say that blood isn’t family and family isn’t blood.
Agony? There’s agony in every happiness.
Cowardice. “Nothing’s wrong with cowardice as long as it comes with prudence. But when a coward stops remembering who he is…. God help him.”
There are many more beautiful, astonishing lessons that I might have taken from this book. But tell you what, we never judge a book by its cover. The characters here need to be thoroughly analysed; because nothing is shallow; and people are more warped and deeper than one might have originally thought.
The story shows kindness, tragedy, love, sacrifice, cowardice, sin and most importantly betrayal. And betrayal is such an ugly thing.
In the end, perhaps there is no good without bad and no bad without good. No light without darkness and no darkness without light.
But everyone has a time to choose, and it’s your duty to choose what ought to be worth it.
This contemporary is one that I absolutely loved and enjoyed. It was quite the page-turner and in its own way, interesting, helpful and wonderfully inspiring.