Kite Runner (Book Review)

The narration is absolutely well-crafted. The author’s descriptions of the characters, the setting, and the shifting atmosphere are defined gracefully. There’s so much literary tools used in this narration, that are enough to have kept me or anyone, in grip, anticipating for so much more. However, halfway through the book, the narration grew incredibly dreary. The revelations flaunted are excessive and often unnecessary to the plot.

The characters, although the author allows us to follow their individual growth throughout the narration, are still very confusing and sometimes implausible. I understand Amir’s initial stupidity back when he’s still young. His voice is cringe-worthy, but, well, he’s young. I thought, “Well, he’ll redeem himself soon.” But, boy, he almost did not. His father died, he discovered that Hassan is his brother, he almost died at the hands of his evil childhood enemy, he rescues Hassan’s child. And he’s still baffled. “What would I do with this child?” Well, duh, you take him with you to America obviously. Khan even set him up so that he will be forced to get the child with him to America. This is supposed to be Amir’s ultimate redemption. But it was a failure, because he still can not make his own decisions in the end.

Rating: 2.5


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