Flyga Drake

Paperback, 351 pages

Swedish language

Published by Wahlström & Widstrand.

ISBN:
9789146219354
4 stars (65 reviews)

Amir och Hassan växer upp som bästa vänner under en omvälvande tid i Kabul. Trots att de uppfostras sida vid sida lever de i två helt skilda världar. Amir är son till en framstående välbärgad man, medan Hassan, som är son till Amirs fars tjänare, tillhör det fattiga och lågt stående hazarfolket. Hassan gör allt för Amir, han försvarar honom i alla lägen, men när Amir en dag får chansen att återgälda Hassans totala lojalitet sviker han. Flyga drake är en gripande roman om vänskap, svek och lojalitet. Den handlar om banden mellan fäder och söner och fädernas makt över sina söner - deras kärlek, uppoffringar och lögner. I bakgrunden står historiska händelser som inte tidigare berättats på detta sätt, boken tar oss från ett vackert och välmående Afghanistan rikt på kultur till det ödelagda land som det är idag.

3 editions

Review of 'The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini' on 'Goodreads'

2 stars

this book is easy to read. i liked the writing and the characters in the first 1/3 of the book.

i have no sympathy for the protagonist. i can’t believe that he only decided to go rescue hassan’s son after he finds out that hassan is his brother by blood. that is so weaksauce…. amir jan you gotta be kidding me. his indolence makes me furious sometimes. if i were baba i’d be disappointed in him too.

it is a very exciting and riveting tale, i guess… fates often intertwine, melodramatic coincidences push the story forward. but i don’t think it’s the book to read if you are looking for a perspective on afghan history. those parts were often skimmed over. i found the more domestic acts (like his whole love story with soraya, and his idle days in america) a chore to read. maybe this is a cultural thing …

Review of 'The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini' on 'Goodreads'

3 stars

This one breaks your heart over and over again. It's a book to cry to. It provides a well written, well paced insight into the country that has been broken over and over. It is a story of betrayal, regret and redemption, told in such personal tone that it feels personal and touching.
It has lots of afghan words thrown in, sometimes almost gratuitously, with illustrate a bit of the afghan mindset. I found this entertaining and curious but can see why some people are bothered by it.
The main character grows up with the story and has a very nice, if painful, character arc.
Personally, it's not my favourite kind of book but can recommend to people looking for an easy read that is very full of heightened feelings.

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