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the parallel plotlines made the book more interesting, and I liked how you could see how the same situation (visiting her mother, writing a book) played out in the two scenarios. i also like how the book spanned many years so you could see long-term ...more
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i can't wait for the movie with kumar in it to come out.
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The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
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I read this book in the second half of my first year of law school, and it was the first non-law book I had read in a while. I sobbed through the entire book.

This book had a very Arab theme of fate and destiny.
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not as good as curious incident.
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