The Kite Runner

by Khaled Hosseini | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0747566534 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingoehoeboeroewing of Amsterdam, Noord-Holland Netherlands on 10/30/2016
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3 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by wingoehoeboeroewing from Amsterdam, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Sunday, October 30, 2016
was unregistered in obcz-westerpark, many thanks therefor. Will be back soon, but now registered of course.

Journal Entry 2 by wingoehoeboeroewing at OBCZ-Westerpark in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Monday, October 31, 2016

Released 2 yrs ago (10/30/2016 UTC) at OBCZ-Westerpark in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland Netherlands

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

er was wel weer een plaatsje voor een nieuw boek!

Journal Entry 3 by wingOBCZ-Westerparkwing at Amsterdam, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Tuesday, November 01, 2016
tja, zondag al op de plank gezet, dus of het er nog staat???????

Journal Entry 4 by bookguide at Wijchen, Gelderland Netherlands on Sunday, January 14, 2018
Taken from the book table at the wonderful New Year's meeting in Amsterdam to replace the larger copy in Dutch I have at home. A thinner book = more space!

Journal Entry 5 by bookguide at Wijchen, Gelderland Netherlands on Thursday, July 26, 2018
What a fantastic story, exceptionally well-told, though incredibly harrowing in several places. At one point, I was imagining it making an amazing film, but then things took a darker turn and there were definitely scenes I would not like to see onscreen. Like Amir, there were things that would haunt me.

I love the way the author mirrors events in one person’s life with those in another’s, with the idea of everything balancing out being a major theme. Another was that of redemption by good works being able to cancel out sins; forgiveness can make everything right. If only Baba had followed his own advice and not stolen the right to the truth from Amir and Hassan. I also felt that the author had missed the reflection of how he had forgiven Soraya for her ‘impure’ behaviour before meeting him, but did not give her the chance to forgive him for his ‘unforgivable’ sin, or at least, not until many years later.

This book was a timely reminder of what life was like on the ground in Afghanistan a couple of years after 9/11. What is it like now? Will the people ever be able to return to the beautiful land and culture they once had? It seems unlikely, but as long as the diaspora of Afghans continues to celebrate their vibrant food, culture and customs, there is always hope, however remote.

Journal Entry 6 by bookguide at Camping Arolla in Arolla, Valais / Wallis Switzerland on Thursday, July 26, 2018

Released 11 mos ago (7/26/2018 UTC) at Camping Arolla in Arolla, Valais / Wallis Switzerland

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

Released in the fantastic book box near the reception of the somewhat chilly but incredibly beautiful campsite in Arolla, overlooked by glaciers and surrounded by mountains.

This book has been released as part of the following BookCrossing challenges:
- The Ultimate Challenge - read and release books, with extra points for a monthly theme
- Reduce Mount TBR (To Be Read) - read and release books on the TBR list since before the end of the previous year.
- 666 country challenge: Afghanistan

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