Book :: The Kite Runner

The Kite Runner
By: Khaled Hosseini
Pages: 371
Published: 2003
Genre(s): Historical Fiction
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“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-torn Afghanistan. Amir and Hassan are childhood...

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forline forline

couldn't stop reading! LOVED it until the end...hated the end...was it really necessary. There are only a handful of books that have made me as angry!

Mar 23rd, 2018

shusil123 shusil123

First piece of literature I've read and I'm glad I read this. Brutal story, showing what it was like to live in Afganishtan in the Taliban era and a glimpse of redemption at last. Wonderful!!

Sep 20th, 2017

lgpduluth lgpduluth

Really well written, I think it is an important book to read–– especially among millennial. A brutal story, but beautiful in other ways.

Feb 11th, 2017

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May 2nd, 2015

crashman2 crashman2

Brutally honest. A haunted past is seemlessly sewn into a troubled future. A painfully somber look at consequences and their effect on people.

Jan 23rd, 2015

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37th on Books You Can't Live Without by The Guardian