“People say that eyes are windows to the soul.”-Khaled Hosseini
The never-ending sorrow, the twisted fates, and the immaculate storytelling make this book by Khaled Hosseini an absolute masterpiece. Set in the politically repressed times of Afghanistan, this story in simple words can be described as an epitome of sadness and heartbreak.
Amir and Hassan grow up together and their friendship grows too. Amir’s character is shown weak in the beginning unlike his father Baba, who always stood up for what was wrong, Hassan fought all of Amir’s battles but Amir couldn’t stand up for him when Hassan needed him the most.
As the war in Afghanistan raged on Amir and Baba moved to California and started afresh in the new city. The story develops further and we get to see Amir growing up as an individual, taking responsibilities and continuing his further studies.
A new character Amir’s Wife Soraya is introduced. She’s a gentle soul. The story takes an interesting turn as Amir receives a call from Pakistan which changed his life and thickened the plot for the readers. The determination shown by Amir to go back to Kabul to do the right thing makes his character all the more stronger.
The character development shown by Mr. Hosseini is truly remarkable, the emotions poured out through words are something that budding writers should take note of.
Amir travels back to Kabul to pay old debts. Everything he had thought about Kabul had changed. It broke him from the inside. Khaled Hosseini’s description of the new Kabul sets him apart from every other author, the intricate detailing is beyond words.
The plot opens up and the end of the novel is truly heartwarming and readers are forced to shed a tear after reading the last line.
“For you, A thousand times over…”