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The Kite Runner
by Khaled Hosseini | Literature & Fiction
Registered by wingolagoriewing of Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg Germany on 11/5/2013
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

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Journal Entry 1 by wingolagoriewing from Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Tuesday, November 05, 2013

8 out of 10


I started the book three because I wasn't able to get "into" it ... but then I got hooked. This is a great book!

Amazon.co.uk
The Kite Runner of Khaled Hosseini's deeply moving fiction debut is an illiterate Afghan boy with an uncanny instinct for predicting exactly where a downed kite will land. Growing up in the city of Kabul in the early 1970s, Hassan was narrator Amir's closest friend even though the loyal 11-year-old with "a face like a Chinese doll" was the son of Amir's father's servant and a member of Afghanistan's despised Hazara minority. But in 1975, on the day of Kabul's annual kite-fighting tournament, something unspeakable happened between the two boys.
Narrated by Amir, a 40-year-old novelist living in California, The Kite Runner tells the gripping story of a boyhood friendship destroyed by jealousy, fear, and the kind of ruthless evil that transcends mere politics. Running parallel to this personal narrative of loss and redemption is the story of modern Afghanistan and of Amir's equally guilt-ridden relationship with the war-torn city of his birth. The first Afghan novel to be written in English, The Kite Runner begins in the final days of King Zahir Shah's 40-year reign and traces the country's fall from a secluded oasis to a tank-strewn battlefield controlled by the Russians and then the trigger-happy Taliban. When Amir returns to Kabul to rescue Hassan's orphaned child, the personal and the political get tangled together in a plot that is as suspenseful as it is taut with feeling.

Counts for Afghanistan


 


Journal Entry 2 by wingolagoriewing at Bayon Temple in Angkor UNESCO World Heritage Site, Siem Reap Cambodia on Friday, November 22, 2013

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Released 4 yrs ago (11/19/2013 UTC) at Bayon Temple in Angkor UNESCO World Heritage Site, Siem Reap Cambodia

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