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Book Review: The Kite Runner

Kite Runner* Title: The Kite Runner
* Author: Khaled Hosseini
* Year Published: 2003
* Details: Paperback, 400 pages
* Awards/Recognitions: NYT Bestseller, SF Chronicle Best Book of the Year, Entertainment Weekly Top Ten Fiction Pick, American Library Association Notable Book, American Place Theatre’s Literature to Life Award
* BTL Recommends: Definitely
* Key Locations: Kabul, Afghanistan and San Francisco
* Review: Friday morning when I left for the airport, I forgot my book – again. This is nothing new, I usually leave whatever book I’m reading at the time in the place it fell the night before. So I bought The Kite Runner in paperback at the Little Rock Airport bookstore at about 6:00 am. Besides the $17.00 I had to shell out, I’m really glad for my mistake. The Kite Runner is an amazing account of growing up in pre-Soviet and pre-Taliban Afghanistan. This is the story of the relationships between fathers and sons, sons and friends, and people with their countries. Despite many shortcomings on the part of the narrator, he never loses the reader’s sympathy. This DEFINITELY beats the in flight magazine.