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The Kite Runner

by Kaled Hosseini

Poorly written, saved only by its appeal to those who are interested in the depressing info about the time and place

Suggested by RiverRatReader, Georgia

Tagged with: captivating dross evocative fascinating gripping guilty intentioned nostalgic, provoking tedious thought

 

Comments

Clunkily written, melodramatic and unconvincing; complete with purer than pure victims and cardboard villains. Manages to squander the opportunities it has to develop the few interesting points it stumbles on.
Charlie Boy
Had been told this was a good book. Boy were they right, it had me reading every minute i had spare and maybe some i didn't . It takes you on a rollercoaster ride of emotions.
Brenda
I loved this book. I thought it was well written, gripping, poignant, often sad, even tragic, but ultimately optimistic. I also loved "A Thousand Splendid Suns"
Gill
I loved this book. I thought it was well written, gripping, poignant, often sad, even tragic, but ultimately optimistic. I also loved "A Thousand Splendid Suns"
Gill
Really enjoyed this book, not tedious at all. Have recommended this to others, but told them that it is very sad in parts but overall it has a positive outcome with hope for the future.
Janey F
A thought provoking book which gave an insight into a cruel harsh world of Afghanistan,starting with the innocence of childhood which is crushingly shattered; but it still left the reader wanting to know more.
Jo
I thought this was a beautifully written book, conjuring up what it is like to be a child caught up in emotions and relationships that one doesn't really understand, as well as the sense of loss for a country and a past that is gone forever
Steve
I loved this book and have recommended it to everyone! I too couldn't put it down and found the setting in Afghanistan fascinating.
Margaret
Beautifully written evoking childhood time and place with great clarity.
Madeleine Harris
Really takes you through his emotional turmoils and leaves you being grateful for all you have.
Dai
This was a brillant book, full of good plots and characters. Couldn't put it down!
Liz
 

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