Wednesday, June 22, 2011

0 The Kite Runner

The Kite RunnerThe Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Kite Runner is everything you could ask for in a novel: a roller-coaster ride of fatherhood and friendship, ethnicity and exile, and religion and redemption.

Hosseini delivers a heart-wrenching tale of terror and triumph, all neatly wrapped in a telling depiction of pre- and post-Taliban Afghanistan. As I read it, I kept wondering to myself whether I was so fascinated with The Kite Runner because of the story that it unfolds or because of the culture within which the story takes place. In the end, I decided on both.

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