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The Kite Runner
The Kite Runner
Author: Khaled Hosseini
?I sat on a bench near a willow tree and watched a pair of kites soaring in the sky. I thought about something Rahim Khan said just before he hung up, almost as an afterthought, ?There is a way to be good again.?? — Now in paperback, one of the year?s international literary sensations -- a shattering story of betrayal and redemption set in war-to...  more »
ISBN: 1418
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4.7 stars, based on 10 ratings
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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animlgrl avatar reviewed The Kite Runner on + 84 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 48
Reading the back cover, I thought, eh, I've got so many others to read that sound more interesting. But the NY Best Sellers list can't be wrong (ok, maybe it can). In this case, it was excellent. I loved this story...coulda finished it in 2 days if I'd just had the ability to do nothing else....I can't wait for the movie...within the first 4 chapters, I though it would make a great movie. Makes me appreciate where I am from, how lucky I am to live in America, and how there are so many people out there that will never get to sit here, type on a computer their feelings of a book for the world to see, much less even get to read a book in the first place. Loved loved loved it.
carriej73 avatar reviewed The Kite Runner on + 34 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 42
I did not choose this book - it was selected by a book club. It is not my "type" of book. It was AMAZING. I love it & could not put it down. I would recommend it & would read it again. It's about a boy who grew up in a wealthy family in Afganistan and his relationship with his servant who is the same age. The political upheaval of Afganistan is also an emotional part of the book, but not in a boring overly political or historical way. It's a great book.
reviewed The Kite Runner on + 47 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 36
Probably one of the finest books I have read in years. Development of character, historical accuracy, the author captured the inner workings of the Afghan male's mind. Beautifully written, great story and plot development and it is difficult not to jump right in with the characters.I cannot rate this high enough!
bananapancakes avatar reviewed The Kite Runner on + 95 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 24
This is a sad, moving story of a boy who wishes he were someone else, someone with more courage and valor. His decisions, one in particular, have hard consequences on himself and those who love him. This story details how he deals with those repurcussions. I definitely recommend this book.
ada04 avatar reviewed The Kite Runner on + 68 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 22
I almost didn't give this book a chance. I am so glad I did. It's not what I usually read, but it really made me stop & think about what life is like in other countries. I thought it was very good, but sad!
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Very moving story! I really enjoyed listening to this.
jpeeps avatar reviewed The Kite Runner on + 9 more book reviews
An amazing book, especially interesting because of the current struggles in the Middle East.
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beautiful book
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This book was unbelievable, I had no interest in it after reading the back cover, but after a friend's recommendation, I grudgingly started to read it. That only lasted through the first page or two, this story is heartbreaking and I could not put it down. I certainly hope this new author writes more.
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Intense. Sometimes overly so.
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Extremely interesting! A page turner to say the least! I was not able to put this book down!
booklit avatar reviewed The Kite Runner on + 473 more book reviews
A great book. Very intense.
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Such an amazing book. Khaled Hosseini gave me goosebumps at times, because of his descriptions and the feeling that was portrayed through his characters!
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Beautifully written. An emotional read but one that enlightens you on the old and new Afghanistan.
ndaynan avatar reviewed The Kite Runner on + 6 more book reviews
Story seemed to be lacking. Theme kept me interested.
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This book has simply become an all-time favorite of mine. It's not often when a reader comes across an author who can pull on your heart strings. Hosseini did an excellent job enabling the reader to relate to the characters. Simply a fantastic book. Be sure to also read Hossenini's other book, "A Thousand Splendid Suns".
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I could not put the book down. A great book full of surprises. It kept me on the edge and tense until the very last page. I am going to read the rest of the books on this author. It is sad to say that this book is based on true story.
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Absolutely wonderful... until the ending anyway! I felt the ending was pretty unbelieveable and kind of gratuitious, yet the story until that point was captivating and extremely well written. I really loved this book.
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I recommend this book, for the content and the characters. It was good to start and at the end, but somewhere in the middle, it was a little long-winded. I did cry at the end though. Very well formed storyline and the characters were entertaining. Touching story.
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Good book!
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A book that touches your soul. Extremely well-written. A+
jbsim21 avatar reviewed The Kite Runner on + 4 more book reviews
This was a beautifully written, heartbreaking story of loyalty, friendship, choices and social class consequences. Highly recommended!
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This book surprised me as the more I read the better it became. Truly a book you will long remember. I am reading the second book from this author. They say he has passed on and only has three books. I will surely read all three. A good read.
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This book is great. It really explains alot of the history of Afghanistan to someone who had no clue about it. Telling the story of two very different little boys was enchanting.
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A great book. Worthy of a second read
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I really enjoyed this book, at times found it difficcult to put down. It is a story of friendship, betrayal, guilt and forgiveness. I wouldn't have chosen this book myself, but it was recommended to me and I'm glad I read it. There were things I took from it that I will probably always have with me.
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THIS BOOK IS ABOUT FATHER AND SONS,UPPER CLASS AND OUTCAST,LOYALTY AND BETRAYAL. A HUNTING NOVEL.
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This is one of the best books I have read in a long time. I don't usually read historical fiction, but this novel set in Afghanistan really moved me. I kept thinking about this book long after I read it!
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Best book I've read /listened to in quite awhile. Such great historical perspective of Afghanistan. The spectrum of emotions.

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