The Kite Runner

Sat 03 August 2019 by Thejaswi Puthraya

Generally, I don't pick up books after I have watched it's movie adaptation. I don't know what was going on in my head when I picked up "The Kite Runner". The movie moved me to tears and I wasn't sure if I was comfortable revisiting it.

"The Kite Runner" by Khaled Hosseini is the story of Amir and his closest friend Hassan. Though they are friends, Hassan also happens to be the son of his servant. The sectarian nature of the then Afghani society complicates their relationship further.

Amir betrays his friend and lives with that guilt life long. The guilt follows him to America which has offered him asylum. Many years later he is given a chance at redeeming himself. Will he take up the chance to make amends with Hassan? Or will he let his new life in America come in the way?

Both the book and the movie are well done and equally powerful. Choose the medium that you prefer but do check it out.