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The kite runner
Khaled Hosseini
Adult Fiction HOSSEIN

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backsgl said:
This is a super touching book. It really is as good as its made out to be
posted May 25, 2013 at 10:07PM
Scarbelline said:
Different than the others on this list. A peek into Afghanistan, yes. But really, a story of dealing with guilt. It is incredible.
posted Nov 8, 2009 at 5:29PM
PJHB23 said:
This book is incredibly moving and one of the top 10 books I would ever recommend to another person. Be prepared for something very close to a spiritual experience when reading it...
posted Aug 28, 2008 at 7:01AM
Yekaterina said:
Going into this book, I thought it was a little boring,but it definitely does pick up. This book was so incredibely moving for me. The author employed pathos to draw the reader in using emotions. There was alot of very vivid imagery. I would absolutely 100% rommend this book to everyone to read. It was amazing. Very interesting, very touching. A true story of love.
posted Jul 15, 2008 at 11:18AM
Avatar for Ryner Ryner said:
Amir is the privileged boy, living in a large home in a wealthy area of Kabul, Afghanistan. Hassan is his servant and constant companion although, separated by social class and cultural stigma, they can never truly be friends. When the Afghan Civil War begins, it signals tremendous changes – though in very, very different ways, neither of their lives will ever be the same.

I fully expected to be blown away by this book given all the hype surrounding it in the years since publication. The first half was riveting, but it seemed to lose some momentum later on. I’d still heartily recommend it, especially for the presentation of Afghani culture and the fascinating competitive kite-flying events, something I’d never heard of before.
posted Jul 7, 2008 at 8:50PM
Moire said:
Within the depths of Afghanistan's political violence lives Amir and his father and their Hazaran servants, including Amir's childhood acquaintance Hassan. Amir's father, a wealthy business man, tries his best to support his son, despite the death of Amir's mother after he was born. However, Amir's selfishness and the terror upon the Hazarans led to the leave of Hassan and Hassan's father. Amir moves to America, where he is faced with much simpler circumstances. However, news from his father's old friend, Rahim Khan, brings him back to his politically corrupted home country, where he faces his childhood fears to help rescue Hassan's family from the violence he used to know. Definitely a "can't put it down" novel, a must read for everyone.
posted Jul 12, 2007 at 1:35PM
Moire said:
Within the depths of Afghanistan's political violence lives Amir and his father and their Hazaran servants, including Amir's childhood acquaintance Hassan. Amir's father, a wealthy business man, tries his best to support his son, despite the death of Amir's mother after he was born. However, Amir's selfishness and the terror upon the Hazarans led to the leave of Hassan and Hassan's father. Amir moves to America, where he is faced with much simpler circumstances. However, news from his father's old friend, Rahim Khan, brings him back to his politically corrupted home country, where he faces his childhood fears to help rescue Hassan's family from the violence he used to know. Definitely a "can't put it down" novel, a must read for everyone.
posted Jul 12, 2007 at 1:35PM
Shweta said:
Excellent!! The author has beautifully created strong and weak characters, relationships and betrayal all set in a turbulent Afghanistan. You come out feeling enriched with their culture, torn in their struggles and overall a wonderful reading experience.
posted Feb 27, 2007 at 12:47PM
Avatar for Kim B Kim B said:
Don't miss this one... beautiful.
posted Feb 20, 2007 at 8:45PM
bloomington81 said:
Very good book! However, the things about Islam presented in the book are inaccurate. I would suggest reading a book about Islam, or go to: www.islamreligion.com or www.askmuslims.com to read about the true teachings of Islam.
posted Feb 11, 2007 at 10:47AM
Stellaluna said:
Really good!!!! I definitely recommend it. I didn’t know what to expect before I started reading, but once I started I couldn’t put the book down. It was very touching and left you wanting more.
posted Aug 15, 2006 at 10:29PM
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main characters Amir
Male
Age: 12
Motherless
Son of one of Kabul's wealthiest businessmen.

Hassan
Male
Age: 12
Motherless
Son of Amir's father's servant.



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