Hosseini's ability to reach the core of experiences of love and
loss places him in the company of such fine chroniclers of the new
America as Chang-rae Lee. The Kite Runner is a first novel
of unusual generosity, honesty and compassion.
A devastating, masterful and painfully honest story ... It is a novel of great hidden intricacy and wisdom, like a timeless Eastern tale. It speaks the most harrowing truth about the power of evil
The shattering first novel by Khaled Hosseini ... a rich and soul-searching narrative ... a sharp, unforgettable taste of the trauma and tumult experienced by Afghanis as their country buckled