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The Kite Runner

by Khaled Hosseini 

Review of The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini


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       Not even close to a top 100 book! Don't get me wrong, it is a good book and quite powerful up until the last 100 pages. After that the story became so unrealistic, and over the top that I was trully disappointed. I felt like it was a made for Hollywood ending. (maybe it was)

       As a first effort really good book, not even to mentioned in the top 100 though.

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini was reviewd by MJM


       This is a decent book.  I would have said great if I would not have read the last 100 pages...

       The author tells an engrossing story and had me hooked up until the home stretch.  It as at this point that the author digs into the bag of fiction a few too many times and your left feeling dissapointed as this truly great read finishes like a poorly written soap opera.

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini was reviewd by Scott


       This book is awesome!i have read the novel and watched the movie..i can assure novel is far more better than the movie.characterization  of protagonistsis very good ,both being so opposite in nature!i love this book!it shows real human behaviour through the character of aamir.

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini was reviewd by jessica


       It's such a wonderful story. One of the best books I ever read. I just love it!

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini was reviewd by suna


       Its a kind of book you can't keep down.The story line and the characterization is absolutely fantastic.

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini was reviewd by bookworm


       The Kite Runner is Khaled Hosseini's first book and he's done a very good job with it. His style is simple yet engaging, creating scenic visuals. I found the description of Kabul with its kebab houses and tea shops, with colourful kites flying against a background of cragged mountains to be very intriguing. The humility and quiet strength in Hassan & Ali's characters is beautifully brought out.

       This book might not compare with others on the list in terms of complexity and layers of emotions, but it still deserves to be here, just for telling a simple and poignant story of the relationship between a Hazara boy, Hassan and his half brother, Amir.

       Do read it. And watch the movie too.

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini was reviewd by Shikha


       truely speaking i was never intrested in reading novels.the kite runner was the first i ever read.and no doubt the best i could ever read.the story is so captivating.with every single situation,you will feel something penetrating within will discover a choke in your own veins while coming across to the most touching situations in the novel.hassan and BABA are truely captivating will surely explore some hidden goals and promises burried in their own heart.its a must read novel.hats off to khalid.

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini was reviewd by rajesh verma


       Oh so sad and so good. This story will stick with you for a long time.

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini was reviewd by Shannon


       The novel is wonderful, but i think it can not be included in 100 best of all times.

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini was reviewd by Eni


       What i loved the best about this book is the way in which the protagonist Amir is portrayed. He is thoroughly dislikeable and yet you can't help feeling sorry for him. The book is well written and the end is not SAD. The end, if you ask me, is actually a new beginning. Well written and a must read.

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini was reviewd by Sheena

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Twelve-year-old Amir is desperate to win the approval of his father and resolves to win the local kite-fighting tournament, to prove that he has the makings of a man. His loyal friend Hassan promises to help him? for he always helps Amir? but this is 1970s Afghanistan and Hassan is merely a low-caste servant who is jeered at in the street, although Amir still feels jealous of his natural courage and the place he holds in his father's heart. But neither of the boys could foresee what would happen to Hassan on the afternoon of the tournament, which was 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 find the one thing that his new world cannot grant him: redemption.

The Review:

It’s rare to come across such a captivating book by pure chance, but that’s exactly what happened to me: I was approached by a woman at work whom I’d never previously set eyes upon – she had seen me constantly reading and wanted to lend me a book she thought I might enjoy.

She couldn’t have been more right!

I had heard of The Kite Runner before, but for some reason it had never appealed to me enough to actually pick up a copy for myself, however, when someone is kind enough to lend me a book, I feel obliged to at least give it a try, and this was no exception. Within a few pages, I found myself completely engrossed in a world totally alien to my own. Growing up in Afghanistan in the 70s (and even nowadays) is so unlike my own experiences of youth that I was fascinated. What unfolded was an epic story, a coming-of-age, and a quest for redemption that was completely unexpected.

The writing was sublime and I found myself transported directly into the heart of Kabul, identifying and sympathising with the people and transfixed by this heartrending story whish is, in parts, deeply disturbing and utterly real. I was moved to tears on several occasions.

It’s peppered with Afghan words, which helps draw the reader into the story, and on a personal note, I was struck by the similarities in language to Turkish (I spent a fair bit of time in Turkey a few years back and loved the people, the culture and the language), which again acted as a draw to me on another level.

If you haven’t yet read this book, please do. And if you’ve never tried a foreign author, Hosseini is a wonderful example of the abundant wealth of writers from different countries and will surely make the prospect of adventuring further with others an enticing and exciting one!

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini was reviewd by Kell Smurthwaite (On the Shelf Reviews)


       The first hundred pages were passable, the middle hundred very good, and the last hundred awful. The book sacrifices any semblance of verisimilitude for a contrived and ridiculous ending.

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini was reviewd by Zimmerman


       I read the book enthusiastically.I was great.I am an Iranian living in Australia but i didnt know what a hard condition people have in a neighbour country.I always wandered why afghan people are like this?Cold,Unhappy,Clever,Kind and in some aspects brutal.Now i underestand them.Such a hard time they have.And how tolerant they are.I praise theri endevour.Hosseini showed every one Afghanestan

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini was reviewd by mayram


       I was recommended this book by my older brother. I had heard about the book and truly had no interest whatsoever in reading it. One day, out of sheer boredom, I began the first chapter and I was immediately hooked. This book is absolutely fantastic. I loved it from the first page to the very last. Although many readers thought the end to be sad, which it absolutely was, it was the way the book should have ended. if it had the perfect fairy tale ending, nobody in any way could call it realistic or even meaningful. I highly would suggest this book to anyone interested in a quick read that will truly touch you, but somebody who is at least somehwat interested in the Middle East.

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini was reviewd by A book lover


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