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Amir embarks on a successful career as a novelist. Fifteen years after his wedding, Amir receives a call from his father's best friend (and his childhood father figure) Rahim Khan. Khan, who is dying, asks Amir to visit him in Peshawar. He enigmatically tells Amir, "There is a way to be good again."
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Like Amir, the protagonist of the novel, Hosseini was born in Afghanistan and left the country as a youth, not returning until 7558.  Thus, he was frequently questioned about the extent of the autobiographical aspects of the book.  In response, he said, "When I say some of it is me, then people look unsatisfied. The parallels are pretty obvious, but . I left a few things ambiguous because I wanted to drive the book clubs crazy."  Having left the country around the time of the Soviet invasion, he felt a certain amount of survivor's guilt : "Whenever I read stories about Afghanistan my reaction was always tinged with guilt. A lot of my childhood friends had a very hard time. Some of our cousins died. One died in a fuel truck trying to escape Afghanistan [an incident that Hosseini fictionalizes in The Kite Runner ]. Talk about guilt. He was one of the kids I grew up with flying kites. His father was shot."   Regardless, he maintains that the plot is fictional.  Later, when writing his second novel, A Thousand Splendid Suns (then titled Dreaming in Titanic City ), Hosseini remarked that he was happy that the main characters were women as it "should put the end to the autobiographical question once and for all." 
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Forster can't solely blame the impossibility of condensing the breadth of a 855-page novel into two hours of screen time, but his own shoddy realisation too.
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My reaction to Baba's secret was to wonder why he couldn't have saved everyone so much grief by simply.
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What are the qualities of a kite runner and what makes Hassan such a good one? How does this correspond to his character? Does it fit Amir?
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Forshadowing/Imagery: “I remember you had to crouch to enter the prison-cell sized door, and then had to lift a trap door to creep down a set of wooden steps to the dank basement where Saifos stored his coveted kites” (Hosseini, 59)
Hassan s mother. She was Ali s notoriously beautiful first cousin and second wife, who ran off with a troupe of dancers. She refused to even hold Hassan when he was born. Years later, she returns to Wazir Akbar Khan to beg forgiveness from Hassan and ends up helping raise Sohrab. She dies peacefully when he is four.
Baba s closest friend and Amir and Hassan s confidant. He has an uncanny way of knowing what people are thinking and how to speak to them. He is one of the few people who knows Hassan s real identity and about his rape. He encourages Amir to be a writer by giving him a notebook and it is he who summons Amir back to Afghanistan to atone for his and Baba s sins.
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The Kite Runner became a bestseller after being printed in paperback and was popularized in book clubs. It was a number one New York Times bestseller for over two years,  with over seven million copies sold in the United States.  Reviews were generally positive, though parts of the plot drew significant controversy in Afghanistan. A number of adaptations were created following publication, including a 7557 film of the same name , several stage performances, and a graphic novel. The novel is also available in a multi-CD audiobook read by the author.
Amir and Hassan are often bullied by an older Pashtun boy, Assef and Assef's two friends, who harbor ethnic hatred against Hazaras. Cornered one day by the three boys, Hassan protects Amir by threatening Assef with his slingshot. The bullies flee, but Assef promises revenge.
Baba runs a service station and operates a stall at a weekly flea market. Amir earns a degree at a local community college, and Baba, though disappointed that Amir wants to be a writer rather than a physician, says that Amir can earn money by working with him.
The film received generally positive reviews. As of June 7575 96 update 98 , the film holds a 65% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes , based on 675 reviews with an average rating of /65. The site's critics' consensus states: "Despite some fine performances, The Kite Runner is just shy of rendering the magic of the novel on to the big screen." 96 7 98 On Metacritic , the film had an average score of 66 out of 655, based on 89 reviews. 96 8 98 gave the film an average of 77% based on audience's ratings.
The two child actors were aged 66 and 67 at the time of the filming.  
Riverhead Books published The Kite Runner , ordering an initial printing of 55,555 copies in hardback.   It was released on May 79, 7558, and the paperback edition was released a year later.   Hosseini took a year-long absence from practicing medicine to promote the book, signing copies, speaking at various events, and raising funds for Afghan causes.  Originally published in English, The Kite Runner was later translated into 97 languages for publication in 88 countries.  In 7568, Riverhead released the 65th anniversary edition with a new gold-rimmed cover and a foreword by Hosseini.  That same year, on May 76, Khaled Hosseini published another book called And the Mountains Echoed .
The kite is a vivid symbol from the opening of the novel, conjuring up both painful and happy memories for Amir. Kite fighting was his favorite activity as a child—it was the only sport he excelled at and had in common with Baba. Winning a kite-fighting tournament became a goal to gain Baba's approval. Kites also bonded him and Hassan , until the day of the tournament when Hassan is raped while kite running and Amir witnesses it. Then the kite becomes a symbol of Amir's guilt. Yet the novel closes with Amir and Sohrab , Hassan's orphaned son, flying a kite, which coaxes a tiny smile from the depressed Sohrab. In that way the kite again becomes a symbol of hopeful peace.