The Kite Runner

The Kite Runner: Rejacketed

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 05/09/2011
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The Kite Runner
I cried. A lot.
Beginning in Afghanistan, the book follows Amir and his loyal friend, Hassan, who are desperate to win the local kite-fighting tournament. But soon, their ... READ MORE
Kimi at Blackpool

Synopsis

'Unforgettable ... extraordinary. It is so powerful that for a long time after everything I read seemed bland' - Isabel Allende Afghanistan, 1975: Twelve-year-old Amir is desperate to win the local kite-fighting tournament and his loyal friend Hassan promises to help him. But neither of the boys can foresee what will happen to Hassan that afternoon, an event that is to shatter their lives. After the Russians invade and the family is forced to flee to America, Amir realises that one day he must return to Afghanistan under Taliban rule to find the one thing that his new world cannot grant him: redemption.

  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • ISBN: 9781408824856
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Weight: 247g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 21 mm

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The Kite Runner
Powerful
Set in Afghanistan during a turbulent period of its history, this (like A Thousand Splendid Suns) painted a very vivid picture of a country about which I k... READ MORE
kendrafortune
The Kite Runner
Atmospheric, vivid and often brutal slice of life
This is a difficult book to review. I couldn't exactly say I enjoyed reading it (or rather, listening to it) simply because the subject matter was so often... READ MORE
Caroline
The Kite Runner
Regret, redemption and resilience
This is a novel which resonates with the reader long after the closing of the final page. It is a narrative that touches upon such diverse themes as: loss ... READ MORE
Tim Dumble
The Kite Runner
One of the best books I’ve read
This book made me cry. A lot. There were times where I had to put down the book, let all the emotions out, take a deep breath and continue reading. The fee... READ MORE
sarah