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The kite runner
Khaled Hosseini
Adult Fiction HOSSEIN

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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
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
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
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
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
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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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