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The Kite Runner | Paperback

Released on 07 January 2008

Author: Khaled Hosseini | Format: Paperback

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A story of fathers and sons, friendship and betrayal, and the casualties of fate 1970s Afghanistan: Twelve-year-old Amir is desperate to win the local kite-fighting tournament and his loyal friend Hassan promises to help him. But neither of the boys can foresee what will happen to Hassan that afternoon, an event that is to shatter their lives. After the Russians invade and the family is forced to flee to America, Amir realises that one day he must return to an Afghanistan under Taliban rule to find the one thing that his new world cannot grant him: redemption.

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 the kite runner

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fabulous book. one I will (unusually) read again. Beautifully written and very emotional.

 Very descriptive author

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I have read this book twice now. The author writes so descriptively you can almost feel yourself being there. He brings his characters to life and you feel like you know them personally. This is a great story about a cultural and class divide. How one boys perception of life is influenced by those around him. Only hope the film is as good as the book

 Serious, emotional and brilliant

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Everyone suggests this book or has heard about it so i decided i should expand and read some more serious books.

In summary it has some gruesome parts, it's real, it's honest and you can really think about how people live.

A gripping but completely engaging book to read.

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AuthorKhaled Hosseini
PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC (United Kingdom)
Year2007
ISBN9780747594888
FormatPaperback - 352 Pages