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The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini

charliegore1030's review against another edition

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dark reflective sad medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

mayagdeb's review against another edition

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emotional reflective sad medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.75

ethanjohn04's review against another edition

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emotional inspiring sad medium-paced

5.0

caitlin_duxbury's review against another edition

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challenging dark informative reflective sad fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.5

helena_z's review against another edition

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dark emotional reflective medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.5

kadeboma80's review against another edition

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dark emotional reflective medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

4.25

belles_myg's review against another edition

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dark informative reflective sad tense medium-paced

5.0


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thirdcoast's review against another edition

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4.0

I read this in one day. Of course, I was flying and sitting in O'Hare for hours and hours, but still, it is that kind of book. It reminded me of this French movie, Cache, that I saw a few weeks ago.

I almost put this down because I was disgusted with the main character. He's generally unlikable, but then again, perhaps we are all a little unlikable when we expose our true motives. He is selfish and petty and because of that is plagued with guilt through most of his adult life.

This novel verges on being a tragedy, but doesn't go there all the way. Which is not to say it has a happy ending, it ends in a way that is realistic, that offers hope but does not commit to happiness.

What I liked best was the view of Afganistan in the 60's and 70's. In my ignorance, I viewed it always as a place of war and rubble, without much redeeming it. The Afganistan that Hosseini writes about is beautiful and vibrant. A country which no longer exists.

je5s_04's review against another edition

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adventurous challenging dark emotional hopeful informative sad tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

READ THIS BOOK READ IT READ IT READ IT!!

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maggieaduol's review against another edition

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dark emotional informative reflective sad medium-paced

5.0

Brilliant. A thousand times over.