Book Review of The Kite Runner

The Kite Runner
The Kite Runner
Author: Khaled Hosseini
Genre: Literature & Fiction
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3


This book is a very slow read. It must be read slowly for several reasons. First, the text is so richly woven that the reader must relish every word. Second, the story is set mainly in Afghanistan, and the character names, locations, and such are true to their area. These names slowed me down simply because they were different than the English with which I am familiar. I learned a great deal about the Afghan people, their beliefs and customs, as well as their often horrendous circumstances through which they must endure just in able to survive.