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[Flashback Friday] - #31

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   Author: Khaled Hosseini
   Release Date: June 2nd, 2003

     A novel set mostly in Afghanistan. The introverted and insecure afghan narrator, Amir, grows up in Afghanistan in the closing years of the monarchy and the first years of the short-lived republic. His best and most faithful friend, Hassan, is the son of a servant. Amir feels he betrays Hassan by not coming to his aid when Hassan is set on by bullies and furthermore forces Hassan and his father Ali to leave his father´s service. Amir´s relatively privileged life in Kabul comes to an end when the communist regime comes to power and his extrovert father, Baba emigrates with him to the U.S. There Amir meets his future afghan wife and marries her. Amir´s father dies in the U.S. and Amir receives a letter from his father´s most trusted business partner and, for a time, Amir´s surrogate father, which makes Amir return, alone, to a Taliban-dominated Afghanistan in search of the truth about himself and his family, and finally, a sort of redemption.

My Stance:

     I meant to get this out sooner, but I frankly forgot about it. This week on Flashback Friday is a book whose sequel has gone crazy, and A book that's caught my eye. The Kite Runner is a book that tells more about a character, and the story just speaks to me. Amir the son of a wealthy king, and the son of one of his servants, Hassan, weaves a story of guilt and longing that just inspires you.

     When I was looking at this book , there was something that spoke to me about the book. Taking place in Kabul and when the communist regime takes power, Amir is forced to emigrate to the U.S. In doing so, he leaves his friend behind. Amir feels guilty about leaving his friend. When Amir receives a letter from one of his father's businessmen, he is forced to go back to Kabul.

     So when Amir returns there is a lot of questions; What happened to Hassan? What happened to his country when he left? What is his country like now that he's back? There is a lot of questions that would roll around in my head if I was Amir. I can only imagine that Amir would be the same, and maybe worst. I am interesting in see the world, and what the characters and personality would be like for Hassan and Amir. I would love to see this book, and why it's as acclaimed as it is at the moment.
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