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: 5


Story of a young man from Afghanistan, what it was like growing up there in the 70's and then fleeing to America during the turmoil and wars. Also a story of love, betrayal, forgiveness and hope. I enjoyed the book for its richness of cultural detail and because I felt totally immersed in Amir's world, although I have to admit that his constant reference to his shame and cowardliness etc. grew old and wearying after awhile. The ending was actually good--I was worried I'd be disappointed, as so many books seem to do at the ending lately--and I enjoyed the book. Not as outstanding as the hype would have you believe, but still a great read.