Msmeemee’s review of The Kite Runner
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Feb 06, 2008 02:42PM
Liked your review. I feel the same way. The first half was amazing, emotional and heartwrenching but the second half was such crap that it took away from the first half. I ended up absolutely hating the novel and feeling a bit insulted. This is deemed best selling novel material? Sheesh. I guess I should pump out a hackneyed cliched ridden soap opera novel so I can join the ranks of so called best selling authors too.
Feb 14, 2008 10:40PM
I completely agree with you and Joe. This novel really manages to be both predictable and condescending, which is all the more disappointing since it starts out so well.
La Petite Américaine
Jun 30, 2008 04:07AM
May 18, 2010 08:38AM
Really good review. You managed to articulate my thoughts perfectly. Much better than I managed to do. Bravo! Couldn't agree more with your points on the Kite Runner.
Aug 05, 2013 09:07AM
U said everything that I thing about this book.
Nov 26, 2013 04:22PM
Your review was funny and very on point. I however felt the book went downhill after he went to America. I didn't understand why that long stay in America was necessary and why Amir was such a freaking wimp. I did like how the ending wasn't rainbows and unicorns but it was so much devastation before something good happened it was hard to bear.
Dec 12, 2013 06:29PM
I agree that the book had a couple cliches, towards the end of the book I was able to guess what was going to happen based on previous events. One being where Hassan's son would go after Amir brought him back to Pakistan. I thought that the small events,obstacles, or details that connected people and the story together was one of the reasons why I enjoyed the book. The ending of the book was a little disappointed to me, but it made sense that Amir and Sohrab would bond over the same thing that Amir and Hassan did when they were Sohrab's age.
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