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The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
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Sep 27, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: 2008, historical-fiction, survivors, other-cultures
Read in September, 2008

I have had this book on my shelf for a couple of years now, but after reading several reviews of it I just wasn't sure if I was up to reading it . But after reading Hosseini's first book, A Thousand Splendid Suns, I had to read this one too...
"Powerful...haunting...astonishing...redemptive..." are all words used to describe this book, and it is all of them... not to mention heart-breaking and gut-wrenching. But also worth it.
However, what I appreciated most was learning about the human side of Afghanistan...a beautiful and decent country before war took over...

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Khaled Hosseini
“There is only one sin. and that is theft... when you tell a lie, you steal someones right to the truth.”
Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner

Khaled Hosseini
“War doesn't negate decency. It demands it, even more than in times of peace." - Baba”
Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner

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