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Kite Runner (Rejacketed Edition) (English)

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Language: English
Length: 336 Pages
Publisher: BLOOMSBURY PUBLISHING PLc,
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The Kite Runner is an intriguing and powerful tale of the life of a young and innocent boy named Amir.

Summary Of The Book

The Kite Runner is the debut novel of Khaled Hosseini. It narrates the story of Amir, a young boy who hails from the Wazir Akbar Khan district situated in Kabul and aspires to become a writer. The novel is set amidst some chaotic situations including the Afghan monarchy’s fall after the Soviet Military intrusion, the exodus of its natives to the United States and Pakistan, and the growing tyranny of the Taliban regime.

Amir is the son of a wealthy merchandiser. He befriends Hassan, the son of his father’s servant. There is a secret about Hassan that Amir needs to know, but doesn’t. One day, Amir seeks Hassan’s help to win a kite-flying competition. But that afternoon, a calamity befalls Hassan and their lives are shattered for ever.

The Kite Runner also narrates the story of Amir’s father’s emotional journey to rediscover his son, his son’s love life, the sacrifices that they make to become closer to each other, and the revelation of some unknown truths.

This book has won the South African Boeke Prize in the year 2004. It has also been adapted for the big screen as a motion picture. The movie was nominated for the Oscars and it successfully grabbed various awards like the BAFTA Film Award and the Critics Choice Award in the year 2008.

About Khaled Hosseini

Khaled Hosseini is a renowned American physician and novelist who has Afghani roots. Some of the other books authored by Khaled Hosseini are And The Mountains Echoed and A Thousand Splendid Suns.

Hosseini hails from Kabul in Afghanistan and was born in the year 1965. He acquired his secondary education from Independence High School at San Jose in the year 1984. He received his graduation degree in the subject of Biology from Santa Clara University in the year 1988. Hosseini also holds an MD (1993) from the School of Medicine affiliated to the University of California, San Diego. He received his resident physician certification of internal medicine from the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center at Los Angeles in the year 1996. Presently, Hosseini is a Goodwill Envoy at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

Specifications of Kite Runner (Rejacketed Edition) (English) (Paperback)

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Author KHALED HOSSEINI
Book Details
Publisher BLOOMSBURY PUBLISHING PLc,
Publication Year 2011 September
ISBN-13 9781408824856
ISBN-10 140882485X
Language English
Binding Paperback
Number of Pages 336 Pages
Dimensions
Depth 0.94 inch
Weight 0.94 g
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01 Dec 2012
Beautiful.

Plot:The story revolves around two children in afghanistan,who are half brothers and are unaware of that fact.Their father is a rich man in afghanistan but post soviet invasion moves out to USA.Here the story continues ,however one of the child is left behind by his father to take care of house with the help of a servant.However things turn tragic and an incident in childhood haunts the main lead throughout his life.He tries to redeem himself by doing something unselfish for his half-brother.But things are more complicated than it may seem from far away in USA.Will he be able to redeem hims... ()

Plot:The story revolves around two children in afghanistan,who are half brothers and are unaware of that fact.Their father is a rich man in afghanistan but post soviet invasion moves out to USA.Here the story continues ,however one of the child is left behind by his father to take care of house with the help of a servant.However things turn tragic and an incident in childhood haunts the main lead throughout his life.He tries to redeem himself by doing something unselfish for his half-brother.But things are more complicated than it may seem from far away in USA.Will he be able to redeem hims...
Plot:The story revolves around two children in afghanistan,who are half brothers and are unaware of that fact.Their father is a rich man in afghanistan but post soviet invasion moves out to USA.Here the story continues ,however one of the child is left behind by his father to take care of house with the help of a servant.However things turn tragic and an incident in childhood haunts the main lead throughout his life.He tries to redeem himself by doing something unselfish for his half-brother.But things are more complicated than it may seem from far away in USA.Will he be able to redeem himself?

Comment:The author needs to be commended for the way he potrays characters according to their basic nature.The story is woven very elegantly and you can identify with characters.I will definitely vouch for this book.

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14 Aug 2012
Story of Redemption

Sometimes we make irrevocable mistakes, later only to find out that, those will daunt us our whole life. We live on with that regret and sleepless nights. But we also get our chances to make a redemption. It's all about how we use those chances to overcome from our past mistakes. Kite Runner is the story of redemption, it's a great story and well narrated, with some deep emotion incidents. The Author has narrated the story on the backdrop of Afghanistan. I like the book very much. I didn't miss reading a single line. It's a must read for book lovers.

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★★★★★
19 Jul 2012
Lovely !

Reading Khaled Hosseini's Kite Runner was an experience in itself. I felt as if was actually running through the dusty lanes of kabul, tasting naan and shorba, and targeting mulberries with my slingshot. This book will take you in afghanistan where you can see, feel and smell the pre-1980 afghanistan. His simple HighSchool english makes for a very good and clear read. He employs images which are devastating and real. You may end up crying for Hassan and Amir.

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11 Mar 2012
The Kite Runner Review

This is a purchase I'll always treasure. It's a precious gift from a writer to his readers.

This book has stains of every emotion known to human race. There is a loud cry of hungry love that will haunt you throughout.

Baba comes alive when he tells Amir that the greatest and only sin is Theft. Alcohol is just about fine.

Hasan is an extraordinary and angelic imagination of a brilliant writer.

Amir jan. He is both black and white. You can argue & fight with him, relate to him,play with him,spend a lifetime with him, love him but you can never sympathize with him. Let alone empath...
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This is a purchase I'll always treasure. It's a precious gift from a writer to his readers.

This book has stains of every emotion known to human race. There is a loud cry of hungry love that will haunt you throughout.

Baba comes alive when he tells Amir that the greatest and only sin is Theft. Alcohol is just about fine.

Hasan is an extraordinary and angelic imagination of a brilliant writer.

Amir jan. He is both black and white. You can argue & fight with him, relate to him,play with him,spend a lifetime with him, love him but you can never sympathize with him. Let alone empath...
This is a purchase I'll always treasure. It's a precious gift from a writer to his readers.

This book has stains of every emotion known to human race. There is a loud cry of hungry love that will haunt you throughout.

Baba comes alive when he tells Amir that the greatest and only sin is Theft. Alcohol is just about fine.

Hasan is an extraordinary and angelic imagination of a brilliant writer.

Amir jan. He is both black and white. You can argue & fight with him, relate to him,play with him,spend a lifetime with him, love him but you can never sympathize with him. Let alone empathizing.

I can often locate Baba and Amir on a street but never HASSAN.

A powerful and mesmerizing novel that crawls from your eyes to your soul !!

1 of 1 users found this review helpful.
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Neel Bharadwaj
17 Nov 2013
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truly best-sellers

one of the best by Khaleed...a great story of human relations & humanity..Its a best but his new book "and the mountains echoed" is even better

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one of the best by Khaleed...a great story of human relations & humanity..Its a best but his new book "and the mountains echoed" is even better (View complete review)

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Soul Stirring!!

Although i had already read this one from college library but i wanted to own a copy so bought i from Flipkart and re-read it. Of-course i loved it and who would not? It has been written beautifully with so much honesty that one can not stop from identifying with at-least one character in the boo... (View complete review)

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Heartbreaking...yet fascinating

One of the best fiction books one could read....set in the city of Kabul in Afghanistan with the theme revolving around 2 boys chasing their dreams.
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Very nice book

Khaled Hosseini has perfectly described the afgani struggle with very sensitive touching story . It is a simple story but very gripping and tight screenplay. the emotional content is superb. it almost moves everyone. (View complete review)

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