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The Kite Runner falls flat, despite a killer twist and enthralling history of Afghan culture

the kite runnerI finished reading The Kite Runner a couple of weeks ago. Here are my postmortem thoughts:

  • The book starts slow, but quickly picks up once the story flashbacks to the protagonist growing up in late ’70s and early ’80s Afghanistan.
  • Khaled Hosseini is a great writer. You’ll enjoy reading his style.
  • The book has one of the best twists I’ve ever read. About a third of the way through, you will literally be shocked by a very grave revealing.
  • Published in 2004, there is no bloated author introduction to be found. Yay!
  • Continue reading…