Khaled Hosseini was born in Kabul, Afghanistan, the son of a diplomat whose family received political asylum in the United States in 1980. He lives in northern California, where he is a physician. The Kite Runner is his first novel.
The unforgettable, story of friendship between a wealthy boy and the son of his fatherís servant, The Kite Runner is a beautifully crafted novel set in a country in the process of being destroyed. It is about the power of reading, the price of betrayal, and the possibility of redemption. And it is also about the power of fathers over sons -- their love, their sacrifices, their lies.
The first Afghan novel to be written in English, The Kite Runner tells a sweeping story of family, love, and friendship against a backdrop of history that has not been told in fiction before, bringing to mind the large canvasses of the Russian writers of the nineteenth century. But just as it is old-fashioned in its narration, it is contemporary in its subject -- the devastating history of Afghanistan over the past thirty years. As emotionally gripping as it is tender, The Kite Runner is an unusual and powerful debut.
Unfortunately Mr. Hosseini used this book to cause a rift between his fellow countrymen who are trying so hard to reconcile their
differences caused by outside elements in Afghanistan. By Victimizing and characterizing ethnic groups in a way to destroy
solidarity of Once united Afghanistan.
Mr. Faiz Karizi summed it up best that the greatness of Afghan people came at a time where the leaders led and followers followed with Islam as the binding path between brothers. When Sultan Mahmood Ordered fellow Afghans to Invade India, All Afghans from Herat, Kandahar, Bamian and Golbahar stood firm and united as a
strong chain as brothers in faith and followed their fearless
leader into battle making their force felt halfway around the
Hosseini should know that we are all Afghans and we are all thankfully Muslims and
that's what unites us not ethnicity, race, language or gender.
Hoping his work will continue in a positive matter not the path of Salman Rushdie and others like him