I‘d largely abandoned novels in favor of non-fiction. But 3 novels have deeply affected me A Gentleman in Moscow, The Lincoln Highway, and now The Kite Runner. This novel, about trust given unconditionally, trust betrayed, and trust regained, is a compelling read. The plot twists are not cliches; the characters believable; and the insights into a new culture compelling. A must read novel. I‘m sorry it‘s taken me 19 years to finally read it.