The Kite Runners
BELIEVE IT OR NOT, I have yet to sink my teeth into Khaled Hosseini’s first novel, The Kite Runners (Bloomsbury/Riverhead, 2003), the story of friendship, childhood betrayal and ethnic tension in pre-Taliban Afghanistan. Despite having heard so many wonderful things about it, I have yet to get round to reading this best-selling novel. The movie will be out in December 2007. His new novel, A Thousand Splendid Suns (Bloomsbury/Riverhead, 2007), a story of women in a land torn by strife and upheaval, has been setting the book charts on fire since it was released in May 2007.