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I don't think much of it was. The author is Afghani and moved to America when he was young, but as far as the parts in Afghanistan they are based on stories he was told by others, but not one story inparticular, more like several stories that he has taken and made into one.

I do agree it's an amazing book!


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a good book..i have not seen the film..would like too

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But when we turn to the Hebrew literature, we do not find such jokes about the donkey. Rather the animal is known for its strength and its loyalty to its master (Genesis 49:14; Numbers 22:30).

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Has anyone else read The Kite Runner? I'm wondering how much of it was based on fact. Really disturbing but amazing book.

I haven't seen the movie yet. It's on my list.

I read the book and thought it was a great book.


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bleh. i was so not impressed. i'm no lit. major, but the writing just came off very amateurish and full of boring cliches to me. it was very predictable, melodramatic, and the climactic part was a rip-off of house of sand and fog. the widespread appeal is based far more on the novelty and exoticness of the author's birthplace and story setting than the quality of the writing.


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I have to disagree with you tmgh. This was one of the most moving books I have ever read. It is on my favorites list. I was talking with my co-teacher and he was telling me it's his wife's favorite book too. He said he tried to read it and just couldn't get into it -- that it was too much of a character study for him.


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loved the book, loved the movie.

I dont think every book has to be a literary masterpiece to have merit. This was a very moving look into another culture and another world. who cares if it wasnt written by james joyce? hardly anyone can get through Ulysses anyway :)


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i've always figured anyone who can get through ulysses must be a masochist sara :)

and yr absolutely right that not every book has to be a literary masterpiece to have merit. i'm sure anyone who has posted here would regard some of my favorite readings in the same light that i regard kite runner. (i really liked house of sand and fog, and the last half of that book is a cliched and predictable mess)


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well and I wont pretend to have read all of Ulysses, I figure the first couple of chapters were representative of the book as a whole LOL and thats about all I could slog through.

did you see the movie of house of sand and fog? I really liked that book too but I never saw the movie. I heard it was really good but that was from someone who didnt read it...

just curious


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Try reading " A Thousand Splendid Suns"...if you liked Kite Runner,....By the same Author,..I enjoyed both immensely!!


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Try reading " A Thousand Splendid Suns"...if you liked Kite Runner,....By the same Author,..I enjoyed both immensely!!

thanks sister jodee


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It was a very good book. My guess would be that it was a good mix of fiction and non-fiction. From what I have heard from Afghans directly is that the tribal tensions are still significant meaning quite a bit of your social status depends on which tribe you're from.

I can as well recommend 'A Thousand Splendid Suns', Khaled Hosseini's second book. I found it very intriguing yet shocking. Overall Hosseini's books have led me to read more about Afghanistan in general.


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