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The Kite Runner

  1. Wayne Orvisburg profile image73
    Wayne Orvisburgposted 7 years ago

    Just finished it. I thought it was a great book, but kind of saddening. What did anyone else think?

  2. Laura Ginn profile image62
    Laura Ginnposted 7 years ago

    This is one of my most favourite books of all time.  It was beautifully written, a really emotive story and what's more it had me gripped from beginning to end.  If you liked this book you should definitely read Hosseini's other novel - A Thousand Splendid Suns - in my opinion even better and boy did I cry at the end of it!  I hope they make a film out of this like they did with the Kite Runner... although the books are always better smile

    1. Wayne Orvisburg profile image73
      Wayne Orvisburgposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Is the Kite Runner movie out yet??

      1. Wayne Orvisburg profile image73
        Wayne Orvisburgposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Never mind.

  3. knolyourself profile image60
    knolyourselfposted 7 years ago

    Good book, a bit violent and too long, but otherwise a good character study of the religious fundamentalism of the likes of the Taliban.

  4. downpourofwords profile image46
    downpourofwordsposted 7 years ago

    A lovely book it is. Yeah it made me sad too at the end but the brilliance of the author is remarkable.

  5. Mcken profile image57
    Mckenposted 7 years ago

    Khaled Hosseini's book was awesome! The way he made his characters jump out at you was so engaging and real; at the same time he could portray the harsh realities of life very well.

  6. Majesty_James profile image57
    Majesty_Jamesposted 7 years ago

    Hosseini's book was absolutely beautiful. I was conflicted because on the one hand, I could empathize with Amir, but he was just as capable of cruelty to Hasan as the others were. I was rooting for the "the kings of Kabal", and balled my eyes out when one was lost. F.Y.I. A Thousand Splendid Suns is my favorite thus far, I can't wait until Hosseini's next work.

  7. cjcarter profile image73
    cjcarterposted 7 years ago

    I read it and thought it was a remarkable story. I would not say that it is one of my favorites, but that doesn't make the story any less meaningful. I guess I'm a sucker for happy endings. While the ending wasn't necessarily sad, I had hoped that things would be better off (trying not to spoil the ending for anyone who may not have read it yet!).

 
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