The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

The Kite Runner

Khaled Hosseini

fiction historical literary dark emotional sad medium-paced

401 pages | first published 2003

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Traces the unlikely friendship of a wealthy Afghan youth and a servant's son in a tale that spans the final days of Afghanistan's monarchy through the atrocities of the present day.
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Summary of 63717 reviews

Moods

emotional 91%
sad 80%
dark 56%
reflective 51%
challenging 36%
tense 34%
hopeful 23%
inspiring 22%
informative 18%
adventurous 17%
mysterious 1%

Pace

medium 75%
fast 12%
slow 11%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 50% | Character: 43% | Plot: 5%

Strong character development?

Yes: 89% | It's complicated: 8% | No: 1%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 51% | It's complicated: 41% | No: 6%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 75% | No: 10% | It's complicated: 9% | N/A: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 87% | It's complicated: 8% | No: 3%

Average rating

4.28

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