Khaled Hosseini

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Khaled Hosseini is known for the most heart wrenching stories, such as The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns. Hosseini's novels are projected throughout all ages, making his works extremely popular, not only throughout the nation, but also across seventy countries. As a result to this, Hosseini was immediately transformed into an international bestseller. Khaled Hosseini's successful novels are majorly based on his observations made during his childhood years in Kabul where he employs relationships not just between a parent and a child but heart felt relationship regarding marriages and siblings. He clearly describes his work as the kind of like a fairytale turned on its head. You have a very painful rupture at the beginning and then this tearful reconciliation at the end, except the revelations and the reconciliations you are granted are not the ones you are expecting. Which is how life is, really (Hosseini, The Guardian). Hosseini’s words exactly describe his first two novels, The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns. Hosseini’s The Kite Runner, the protagonist suffers much guilt after betraying his half-brother as a child until he finally chooses to reconcile as a middle aged man. In A Thousand Splendid Suns, the protagonist’s father betrays his little daughter but later comes back to her, asking for forgiveness. Hosseini’s topics discussed throughout his novels provide him the opportunity to reach out to many, giving him the capability of affecting readers emotionally, his main strength in writing. When further looking into Khaled’s life as a writer and a physician, many similarities were found between his life experiences and his novels, while his years as a medical practitioner has taught him to become a dedicat... ... middle of paper ... ...Much of Khaled’s own experience was incorporated in his first novel in order to share his perspective of Afghanistan and the hardship that an Afghan family like his had to undergo. Works Cited Hosseini, Khaled. The Kite Runner. New York: Riverhead Books, 2003. Print ---. A Thousand Splendid Suns. New York: Riverhead Books, 2007. Print ---. And the Mountains Echoed. New York: Riverhead Books, 2013. Print Mustich, James. “Khaled Hosseini: ‘If I could go back now, I'd take The Kite Runner apart.’” 28 November 2008. Web. <> Hermione Hoby . N.p. 31 May 2013. Web, . "Khaled Hosseini." 2012. 29 March,

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