The Kite Runner– Book Review

“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.


Midnight Ranter


6 thoughts on “The Kite Runner– Book Review

  1. Your book review is so honest and i agree with most of it.! After reading this, I looked at the world in such a different way. We are so lucky! We do not have to suffer such betrayal,tragedy and bad in our lives, especially at a young age. We complain about not being happy but we’ve never had to go through things like war. Anyways, wonderful post!

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    • Thank you so much for that wonderful comment! And that book has touched me in a way that no explanation could do justice to. It’s true what you said too, but although I agree, I still believe that there are those little things that actually hurt us in ways even bigger things do. Like John Green once said, “Some infinities are bigger than other infinities.” And maybe that applies here. Makes any sense?

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  2. Yeah, I totally agree too. Because of the life we live, things affect us more than anything. Even the tiniest things. Maybe, living in war is something normal and doesn’t hurt as much. Obviously, I’m not saying war is okay but things out of our comfort zone are hard to deal with.

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    • Exactly! So this big war, on such a large scale is still there, only that it has adapted to our modern times. There’s a personal revolution in us every time we overcome something that held us back; every time we step out of the comfort zone; every time we choose for ourselves and fight for what’s right. There’s still war, only that it has learnt the art of camouflage and is very expertly hidden within us.

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      • Yes, our war may not be considered as war but to us it is. It is hard and we have to get through it. They’re war is all over the news, killing millions of people but maybe not as hard as our war. 🙂 by the way, you write so beautifully!

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