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The Kite Runner

by Khaled Hosseini

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini X
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
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  • First Published:
    Jun 2003, 368 pages
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    Apr 2004, 384 pages

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Mike

The Kite Runner
THIS BOOK IS AMAZING!!!!!! This book is a must read. I would recomend that all freshman should read this book for their summer reading. I loved this book and can't wait to read anoher one of Khaled Hosseini books.
BK...NYC...

Absolutely Phenomenal!!
This book was amazing. Throughout the entire story I was convinced that it was true. Everything felt so real. After finishing the novel, I looked up Hosseini's biography and I was completely surprised to find out that the entire story was fictitious. It was very hard to believe. The novel was touching in every way possible and it laced several different themes together. It was a story of friendship, love, struggle, fear, revenge......and this list goes on..............It's definitely a book I would recommend. I cannot wait until Dreaming in Titanic City comes out!!! Hosseini is purely genius!!! I read this novel twice and will gladly read a third, fourth, and fifth time!!
Joshua Lim

The Kite Runner
Wonderful & amazing....should be in top 10 list of any book lovers !
Pauline

The KIte runner
This was a wonderful story about part of the world I had only really heard of through the news. I had been given The Bookseller of Kabul some time before and it was still sitting on my shelf because it did not really appeal to me but I read it straight after the Kite runner and the two stories tied in really well. You wonder how afghani women put up with life as it was - still is?
John Siu

Appreciation for Afganaistan
Aside from the touching story of Amir and Hassan, the book has introduced me to history and insights to Afghanistan. Asad Koraganie (fellow reviewer) has suggested that it is not perfect in the detail. But for someone who has only known Afghanistan through the news from the 80's and post 9/11, this book is more than enough of an introduction that made me follow up with other books and stories about the country.

I came across three junior reader books by Deborah Ellis (which in my opinion not suitable for most children): Breadwinner, Parvana's Journey, and Mud City. I highly recommend these books if you enjoyed Kite Runner.
pat

The Kite Runner
If you only read one book a year the Kite Runner should be the one -- this IS the best book I think I have ever read. It is very well written, the plot and suspense never ends. Just when I thought there wasn't anything left to hook me again -- there was -- right to the end. Not only is this a beautiful piece of literature but as an educator I believe it should be required reading for every high school student. My oldest grandchild is only 9 years old and I can't wait until he is old enough to appreciate it.
Anne

incredible
Excellent, incredible, thought provoking... I loved this book.

This is not just a book.

This is literature.

This rates high up on the list with books such as East of Eden by John Steinbeck and other such excellent novels.

I can't wait for the next one!
Charlie

Just wonderful
The other reviews say it all - this is a fantastic book, that I couldn't put down. It is also probably the best book I have read to date. It should be on everyone's 'to be read' list....

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