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The Kite Runner.

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tiredOFTHEDMemma Wed 19-Aug-09 17:29:22

Oh my Word.

Best book that I have ever read.

I want to read it all again slowly, google the words that I dont understand, watch the film.

I couldnt put it down. Amazing.

Wheelybug Wed 19-Aug-09 20:43:45

I think it gets a bit of bad press on MN but I agree, I couldn't put it down either. Have you read his other one - 1000 splendid suns I think it is. V. gripping too.

twinmam Wed 19-Aug-09 20:55:59

It is beautiful isn't it. One of my all time faves too and SO upsetting. I can cry just thinking about it. Def read 1000 Splendid Suns too. I didn't love it as much as the Kite Runner but it is still an amazing book. Haven't seen the film though as am not sure I could bear it!

CybilLiberty Wed 19-Aug-09 21:00:16

Great book

AnyFucker Wed 19-Aug-09 21:00:38

I loved these 2 books too

Has the author written anything else, does anyone know ?

blametheparents Wed 19-Aug-09 21:02:29

I really enjoyed it too. A really good read without being too trashy.

twinmam Wed 19-Aug-09 21:03:03

I'm pretty sure they're his only ones tho surely we're due another one at some point as it's been years since Thousand Splendid Suns was written!

paisleyleaf Wed 19-Aug-09 21:05:32

With all that's going on currently, I found both books really interesting for understanding a bit about life in Afghanistan. As well as being gripping, well written stories.

AnyFucker Wed 19-Aug-09 21:05:47

hope so !!

hester Wed 19-Aug-09 21:15:57

I really liked the beginning, and the middle. Hated the end: facile, sensationalist, exploitative.

But many thousands of happy readers disagree with me!

LedodgyDailyMailstinksofpoo Wed 19-Aug-09 21:17:01

Loved it.

Lizzylou Wed 19-Aug-09 21:19:58

Preferred Kite Runner, loved the film as well, but loved 1000 Splendid Suns too.

Very evocative, you felt like you were there, which if you are in rainy Lancashire in a newbuild house with 2.4 kids is no mean feat.

Bawled my ass off

castille Wed 19-Aug-09 21:20:12

Me too. Terrific. And very enlightening.

tiredOFTHEDMemma Thu 20-Aug-09 10:16:07

I read 1000 splendid suns before I read he Kite Runner and thought that that was brilliant also.

It does make you more aware of what is happening in Afghanistan, I must admit that I have been pretty ignorant to the plight of the people there, I found myself much more interested in Sky News this week, with its special reports from Afghanistan.

Would love to read more of his books (when he releases anymore)

UndomesticHousewife Thu 20-Aug-09 10:28:25

A brilliant book. A thousand splendid suns is brilliant too.

OrmIrian Thu 20-Aug-09 10:34:01

Wonderful book.

lepirate Thu 20-Aug-09 10:37:18

loved it, but loved 1000 splendid suns more.

SkaterGrrrrl Fri 18-Sep-09 12:02:18

I have only seen the film and that was incredible. Weep. I imagine the book is even better.

ParanoidAtAllTimes Sun 20-Sep-09 19:37:25

Loved both books, although I found them horribly upsetting. Agreed about how they give an insight into life in Afganistan and its history.

mellifluouscauliflower Sun 20-Sep-09 20:02:27

If you enjoyed The Kite Runner (which I did too) try The Bookseller of Kabul. It gives the female perspective on Afghanistan that completes the picture.

ihatethecold Mon 21-Sep-09 14:20:06

im halfway thought the bookseller of Kabul, its a great book to follow on from the other two. very enlightening on the current situation in Afghanistan.

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