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The Kite Runner

A background of 1973-present day Afghanistan paired up with the horrific results of a young boy's cowardice make for the most downbeat story of redemption ever. Marvelously written and characterized but a distinct and utter downer. If you're willing to accept that (be aware that there is material that could easily be triggering for veterans and/or child abuse survivors), it's a very good book. I was in desperate need of comedy afterwards though.

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napoleonofnerds
Sep. 26th, 2009 11:15 pm (UTC)
I'm surprised you liked it, honestly.
kishiriadgr
Sep. 27th, 2009 05:55 am (UTC)
"Liked it" is the wrong phrase. It was like experiencing one of the excellent books or films about the Holocaust. I'm glad I read it, but it wasn't a light or entertaining read.
reginaterrae
Sep. 27th, 2009 01:07 am (UTC)
Wasn't that made into a movie? Or am I thinking of something else?
kishiriadgr
Sep. 27th, 2009 05:56 am (UTC)
It was made into a movie, but I'll be skipping it. Reading the book was hard enough.
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