The Kite Runner

The Kite Runner

“It may be unfair, but what happens in a few days, sometimes even a single day, can change the course of a whole lifetime." Amir is the son of a wealthy Kabul merchant, a member of the ruling caste of Pashtuns. Hassan, his servant and constant companion, is a Hazara, a despised and impoverished caste. Their uncommon bond is torn by Amir's choice to abandon his friend amid...

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Title:The Kite Runner
Author:Khaled Hosseini
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ISBN:1594480001
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:391 pages

The Kite Runner Reviews

  • Chris
    May 21, 2007
    I became what I am today at the age of twenty-nine, on a frigid overcast day in the winter of 2008. What I am about to tell you about what I became is going to be very shocking. It is going to manipulate your emotions. It may include some random words in my native language for no reason whatsoever. ...
  • Naeem
    Jul 24, 2007
    I found this book a failure of courage and imagination -- all the more upsetting for the author's astute sense of detail and wonderful psychological depth. But ask yourself this: if the Taliban are real humans than why are they not represented as such? No doubt we will all love the movie as well.If ...
  • Linda
    Nov 10, 2007
    Finished this book about a month ago but it's taken me this long to write a review about it because I have such mixed feelings about it. It was a deeply affecting novel, but mostly not in a good way. I really wanted to like it, but the more I think about what I didn't like about the book, the more i...
  • Britta
    Nov 12, 2007
    "For you, a thousand times over.""Children aren't coloring books. You don't get to fill them with your favorite colors.""...attention shifted to him like sunflowers turning to the sun.""But even when he wasn't around, he was.""When you kill a man, you steal a life. You steal a wife's right to a husb...
  • Matt
    Jan 14, 2008
    i really wanted to like this novel. judging from its thousands of 'five-star reviews' hailing it as the one of the 'best books ever written,' i'm in the minority when i state that this novel, while well-intentioned, just left a little bit of sour taste in my mouth. my problems with the novel are as ...
  • J.G. Keely
    May 21, 2008
    This is the sort of book White America reads to feel worldly. Just like the spate of Native American pop fiction in the late eighties, this is overwhelmingly colonized literature, in that it pretends to reveal some aspect of the 'other' culture, but on closer inspection (aside from the occasional ti...
  • فرشاد
    Jun 12, 2015
    In 2012, when I was Mathematics teacher at a private high school in Iran, I had an Afghan student in my class. Sometimes, I discussed with my students about literature and I told them from novels and poetry. I found it very strange that my students had no interest in literature and even sometimes lo...
  • Raeleen Lemay
    Oct 27, 2015
    I'm really mad at myself for taking so long to read this. SUCH a good book, and while it may not be worthy of 5 stars for me, I really did love it and it broke my heart a hundred times. I look forward to reading Hosseini's other books, most likely this year. ...
  • Catriona (LittleBookOwl)
    Oct 01, 2016
    4.5 stars!Oh, my heart. This was heartbreaking and beautifully written!...
  • Candace
    Dec 30, 2016
    Check out more of my reviews at www.bookaddicthaven.com'The Kite Runner' had been sitting on my TBR list for years. I kept putting it off because while I was sure that it would be a fantastic book, it isn't the type of smutty romance that I usually read. I knew that I'd have to be in the right kind ...