The Kite Runner is a novel about friendship and betrayal, and about the price of loyalty. It is about the bonds between fathers and sons, and the power of fathers over sons - their love, their sacrifices, and their lies. Written against a backdrop of history that has not been told in fiction before, The Kite Runner describes the rich culture and beauty of a land in the process of being destroyed. But through the devastation, Khaled Hosseini offers hope for redemption.
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"A beautiful novel...ranks among the best-written and most provocative stories of the year." (The Denver Post)
"Powerful first novel...tells a story of fierce cruelty and fierce yet redeeming love." (The New York Times)
i actually enjoyed this book and the story line, but it was very difficult for me at first to get into listening to the author. he was just a little too dry for me, but i eventually go use to him. it did help that he could pronounce some of the ethnic words correctly.
the story is worth listening to. if you can get past the first quarter of the book you've got it made.
This is a wonderful and enlightening story. I just wish that the reader had been a "professional" rather than the author. His delivery was monotonous and sometimes hard to understand. We almost gave up on it after the first half hour. Fortunately the story became engrossing after that and the reading became less annoying.
Starts a little slow but the author does an impressive job narrating his own work. Really gets going in the second half. An excellent tale, well told.
The author also narrates the story and adds a realistic touch. It starts slow but well worth staying with as he winds the story together.
A nostalgic review of Afghanistan as it once was. And a chance to see that all people of Muslim origins aren't necessarily the fundamentalist version and still close to God. A good possibility to see that racial conflicts spare no society and no-one. And an entertaining, very personal story.
I'm so glad I read this book. It has given me an understanding of customs I knew little about. The story is so well told, one can only sit and listen from start to end!
I agree with the readers that call this a beautiful story. The fact that the narrator is the same as the author makes it even better. Some readers have called the main charcter weak; I call him human. Rather than glossing over the weak part it gives both parts -- good and bad and makes you appreciate the good even more. I liked the historical parts of the story as well as the actual plot.
This is a book I would recommend to others.
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