Maybe I would have liked this better if I hadn’t read A Thousand Splendid Suns first, but I doubt it. The main character, and narrator, Amir, was a snake and his beloved Baba a hypocrite. The only characters I could sympathize with were the Hazara.
The writing in The Kite Runner is excellent, and I think that is the reason for my unease, for many of the events, well described emotionally, left me disturbed. Hence, I believe, my feelings of dissatisfaction.
This is a wonderful book, but I liked A Thousand Splendid Suns more.
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars