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The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
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Apr 04, 2009

it was amazing
bookshelves: fiction
Read in January, 2005

This was the most fantastic novel I've read in a long time. It reminded me so much of 'A Fine Balance' by Rohinton Mistry which I also loved.

A touching, page turning novel to say the least!!

From back cover:

"Amir is the son of a wealthy Kabul merchant, a member of the ruling caste of Pashtuns. Hassan, his servant and constant companion, is a Hazara, a despised and impoverished caste. Their uncommon bond is torn by Amir's choice to abandon his friend amidst the increasing ethnic, religious, and political tensions of the dying years of the Afghan monarchy, and apparently dissolved when Amir and his father flee to California to escape the Soviet invasion, leaving Hassan and his own gentle father to a terrible fate.

But years later, an old family friend calls Amir from Pakistan and reminds him: "There is a way to be good again." And Amir journeys back to a distant world, to try to right past wrongs against the only true friend he ever had."

Such a powerful and phenomenal book!!!


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