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Genres :Fiction , Literary Fiction , Adult
Published By : Riverhead
Published On : Apr 27, 2004
Format :Kindle Edition
Language :English
No. of pages : 372
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    “For you, a thousand times over”
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    “And that's the thing about people who mean everything they say. They think everyone else does too.”
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    “it always hurts more to have and lose than to not have in the first place.”
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    “It was only a smile, nothing more. It didn't make everything all right. It didn't make ANYTHING all right. Only a smile. A tiny thing. A leaf in the woods, shaking in the wake of a startled bird's flight. But I'll take it. With open arms. Because when spring comes, it melts the snow one flake at a time, and maybe I just witnessed the first flake melting. - Amir”
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    “She said, 'I'm so afraid.' And I said, 'why?,' and she said, 'Because I'm so profoundly happy, Dr. Rasul. Happiness like this is frightening.' I asked her why and she said, 'They only let you be this happy if they're preparing to take something from you.”
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  • 5 

    Rather than settle for a coming-of-age or travails-of-immigrants story, Hosseini has folded them both into this searing spectacle of hard-won personal salvation. All this, and a rich slice of Afghan culture too: irresistible.

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  • I think the best bit about the kite runner is its sense of fate and justice, of good overcoming evil in the end, despite all odds. Without giving away the ending, Amir ends up back in Afghanistan and makes a very different set of sacrifices in order to set things straight.

    Jul 30, 2014 Read full review
  • Amir's story is simultaneously devastating and inspiring. His world is a patchwork of the beautiful and horrific, and the book a sharp, unforgettable taste of the trauma and tumult experienced by Afghanis as their country buckled.

    Sep 06, 2003 Read full review
  • The Kite Runner is about the price of peace, both personal and political, and what we knowingly destroy in our hope of achieving that, be it friends, democracy or ourselves.

    Sep 06, 2008 Read full review
  • The heartbreak that one feels flipping through the pages grabs on deep and doesn’t let go.

    Sep 11, 2012 Read full review
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