This story proves the point, people are the same no matter the culture, the religion, the upbringing. This particular town is in afghanistan, a world in which I know very little. However, I know the people, they are jealous, loving, hateful at times, determined, stoic, brave, funny, and cowardice, just like the people I call my friends, neighbors and loved ones. I loved the book, thank you for a peek into that very human world, especially at this time in our history. Write on.
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The Kite Runner is a wonderful and poignant story. I highly recommend it. The writing is beautiful, the character development is deep and engaging, and the story is gripping. This is a big story about the love and hurts shared and felt by family and friends, and the growth that comes from the lessons that we learn in life. It is really well done.
This is undoubtedly the best book I 'read' this year! I immediately went out and bought a hard copy. It is a definite re-read. I can't wait for him to write another book.
Khaled Hosseini has that rare ability to paint his world in words for us to enjoy. recommend highly! Hope he does not stop here, 5 stars from me
Excellent story and kept me on the edge of my seat from country to country and character to character, just one of the best reads I've had in a long time.
I couldn't stop listening. Normally I don't enjoy the descriptive, but the author made me feel like I was there. I could see and smell the story, I was viewing the story in my mind. A little bit repetetive at times but highly recommend and can't wait for the next book
I don't often give a book 5 stars, but this is an excellent story. The fact that I could like the story even though I was quite put out with the "protagonist" says a lot for the skill of the author. The author also makes an excellent reader of this novel.
I was surprised that I would like a book set in Afghanistan, with an Afghani reader, but I gave it a shot because of its high reviews. I'm glad I did.