Stop here. If you have not read The Kite Runner please read no further. This page is for those of us who have read the Kite Runner and wish to discuss it deeper than what can be said on a review page.
That being said….
I have to know how angry were all of you when Hassan was raped? I was so saddened for him and furious with Amir. I know, he was young and cowardly and maybe I could have forgiven the fact that he didn’t do anything at the moment, knowing full well he would have been hurt as well –
but to never say anything? Never?
I am a little fired up about this and not that I am angry at the author, as this is truly the center of The Kite Runner. This one horrible act is where all other ties are bound in this book. But I can be mad at a character. And even at the end of the book, even after all Amir did for Hassan’s son… I am still a bit angry. And maybe, I am supposed to be. Doesn’t a really good book do that?
My favorite character was easily Hassan. The boy had a heart of gold. Even when Amir tore him down, Hassan was still his friend. My heart wept for him. Loyal to the end.
Please share your thoughts here and feel free to bring up other parts of the book. I will gladly chat this out with you. I would love to hear your thoughts – likes and dislikes of the book.