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The Kite Runner

Hosseini, Khaled. Book - 2003 Fiction / Hosseini, Khaled, Adult Book / Fiction / General / Hosseini, Khaled None on shelf 13 requests on 3 copies Community Rating: 4.6 out of 5

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An epic tale of fathers and sons, of friendship and betrayal, that takes us from Afghanistan in the final days of the monarchy to the atrocities of the present day. The unforgettable, heartbreaking story of the unlikely friendship between a wealthy Afghan youth and the son of his father's servant, The Kite Runner is a beautifully crafted novel set in a country that is in the process of being destroyed. It is about the power of reading, the price of betrayal, and the possibility of redemption. It is also about the power of fathers over sons: their love, their sacrifices, and their lies.


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A difficult read submitted by tbbrown76 on July 12, 2014, 9:08pm but worth it.

Brutal submitted by emaelshaikh on August 31, 2016, 12:34pm It is a brutal but beautiful story.

amazing piece submitted by menmen on August 5, 2018, 7:50pm I like this story so bad. The story is a little bit hard to understand for a teenager. The upcoming events are so excited to me while I am reading this. I finished this book very quickly because I've stuck myself in the story.

Beautiful but Difficult Read submitted by emma116 on June 16, 2019, 10:39pm As an adult, this was a beautiful and quick read. The material was difficult, but meaningful and a really important story especially in this day and age.

Beautiful submitted by mountainous on July 13, 2020, 10:49am A gripping story. It is meaningful and beautiful but also devastating. It is really good.

Worth owning! submitted by avandeusen on July 17, 2021, 11:34am One of a few books that I own and have kept with me for many years.

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New York : Riverhead Books, c2013, c2003.
Year Published: 2003
Description: 371 p. ; 21 cm.
Language: English
Format: Book


Boys -- Afghanistan -- Fiction.
Fathers and sons -- Fiction.
Male friendship -- Fiction.
Social classes -- Fiction.
Betrayal -- Fiction.
Kabul (Afghanistan) -- Fiction.