The Kite Runner

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Doubleday Canada, Limited, Oct 1, 2007 - Afghanistan - 400 pages
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Scheduled for theatre release in November 2007, “The Kite Runner” has a stellar team behind it: Golden Globe-nominated director Marc Forster (“Stranger Than Fiction,” “Finding Neverland,” “Monster’s Ball”) and screenplay writer David Benioff (“Troy”).

The Kite Runner is an unforgettable story of honour, courage and betrayal set in war-torn Afghanistan as two small boys test their friendship to its limits. Compelling, heartrending, and etched with details of a history never before told in fiction, The Kite Runner explores the ways in which we’re damned by our moral failures, and of the extravagant cost of redemption.


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The prose was beautiful. - Goodreads
Another important part of the novel are plot holes. - Goodreads
Honestly, his writing was amazing. - Goodreads
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TKR is not a romance, but it is a love story. - Goodreads
... hosseini's plot often borders on the ridiculous. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Versha.Bharat - LibraryThing

4.5 I have to say something about this book which taught me a lesson to not to be a book snob from now on! To start with actually I was very apprehensive to start this book or rather reluctant too. If ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jael112 - LibraryThing

Honestly, I'm a SFF person so when my friends told me to read this book, I made up so many excuses to not read it. FInally, my friends got frustrated with me and gave this book to me as a birthday ... Read full review

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About the author (2007)

KHALED HOSSEINI was born in Kabul, Afghanistan, the son of a diplomat whose family received political asylum in the United States in 1980. He lives in northern California, where he is a physician. The Kite Runner is his first novel.


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