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The Kite Runner (Paperback)

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    The New York Times bestseller and international classic loved by millions of readers.

    The unforgettable, heartbreaking story of the unlikely friendship between a wealthy boy and the son of his father's servant, T......more

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The New York Times bestseller and international classic loved by millions of readers.

The unforgettable, heartbreaking story of the unlikely friendship between a wealthy boy and the son of his father's servant, The Kite Runner is a beautifully crafted novel set in a country that is in the process of being destroyed. It is about the power of reading, the price of betrayal, and the possibility of redemption; and an exploration of the power of fathers over sons?their love, their sacrifices, their lies.

A sweeping story of family, love, and friendship told against the devastating backdrop of the history of Afghanistan over the last thirty years, The Kite Runner is an unusual and powerful novel that has become a beloved, one-of-a-kind classic.

With more than ten million copies sold in the United States of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, and more than thirty-eight million copies sold worldwide in more than seventy countries, Khaled Hosseini is one of most widely read and beloved novelists in the entire world. The Kite Runner spent 103 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, and A Thousand Splendid Suns debuted as a #1 New York Times bestseller, remaining in the #1 spot for fifteen weeks, and spending nearly an entire year on the bestseller list. His third novel, And the Mountains Echoed, was realsed in May 2013, a New York Times bestseller and global publishing event. Hosseini is a Goodwill Envoy to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the UN Refugee Agency, and the founder of The Khaled Hosseini Foundation, a nonprofit which provides humanitarian assistance to the people of Afghanistan.

Author:
Hosseini, Khaled
Genre:
FICTION / Literary
Audience:
General/trade
Edition Detail:
Reprint
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
371
Language:
English
Publisher:
Riverhead Books
Publish Date:
04/01/2004
Copyright Year:
2003
ISBN:
9781594480003
Height:
8.0 in
Wdth:
5.0 in
Thickness:
1.0 in
Unit weight:
0.7 lb
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  • Too hard for 16 year old

    Product good, just too hard for assigned reading for 16 year old boys. Hard to get into, slow, hard for them to relate. My son had a hard time trying to get through a third of this book. I read it and thought it was a good story that the kids should be exposed to, but too hard for average 16 year olds. A simpler version would have been more effective at their age.

    • How did the image on site compare with the actual product? Good
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    • Please tell us about the quality of the product. Good
    • Would you recommend this to a friend? No
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    lellaj from LA, Dec 12, 2012

  • Read the novel first

    I had wanted to read this novel since I heard rave reviews for the original edition. The novel is vividly descriptive of a country and culture many don't understand.What makes the story universal is the friendship of two boys. That friendship is tested on many levels. I won't say too much and that is why I recommend reading the novel before watching the movie based on it.

    • How did the image on site compare with the actual product? Somewhat.
    • How accurate was the on site description of the product? Good
    • Please tell us about the quality of the product. A good quality paperback.
    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
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    dcdaughter1 from Washington, DC, Nov 24, 2012

  • Average

    The product was good, but it took too long to arrive.

    • How did the image on site compare with the actual product? Good
    • How accurate was the on site description of the product? Good
    • Please tell us about the quality of the product. Good
    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
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    kolarz from Chicago, Illinois, Sep 23, 2012

  • Another novel-turned-film

    but this one's not so bad. It's a good story that lends great insight into a Middle Eastern culture most Americans know nothing about. If nothing else, it helps promote understanding and tolerance. I'm all for that!

    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
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    tmissildine from Nashville, TN, Dec 21, 2010

  • GREAT BOOK

    RECEIVED VERY FAST SHIPPING, NEW CONDITION.GREAT PRICE.

    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
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    ginger19 from la, Oct 23, 2010

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