The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini
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The Kite Runner

Afghanistan, 1975: Twelve-year-old Amir is desperate to win the local kite-fighting tournament and his loyal friend Hassan promises to help him. But neither of the boys can foresee what will happen to Hassan that afternoon, an event that is to shatter their lives. After the Russians invade and the family is forced to flee to America, Amir realises that one day he must return to Afghanistan under Taliban rule to find the one thing that his new world cannot grant him: redemption.
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🚀Unputdownable

Не знаю почему все в восторге от Хессейни, но вот конкретно эта книга прям готовый сценарий для съемок фильма в Боливуде. И слеза навернется, и устать от повествования успеешь. Только танцев нет, одна драма.

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Kate Sakhnoshared an impression2 years ago
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Дивовижно-життєва книга. Афганістан, про який ми лише здогадувались, постає перед нами в страшному образі... війна ламає долі...та їй ніколи не знищити доброти, милосердя, співчуття та покаяння! Сильна духом книга!

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Saw the movie loved it

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Alima Saliyevashared an impression11 months ago
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Чувствую разочарование только в себе за то, что не ценю "мое богатство". Главное из них мирное небо над головой. Берет жуть, если представлю такую картину с моей родиной. В произведений есть все: педофил-социопат, война, из князи в грязи, рак вдвойне, убийство и самоубийство! Впервые познакомилась с автором и безусловно я хоть тысячу раз подряд перечитаю его. Браво!

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It was a very good book. It's a little thick, but it was worthy.

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Sam Nordien
Sam Nordienshared an impressionlast year

Such a beautiful detailed insight to the lives of young boys growing up in Afganistan. The lies, the secrets and the untold........ Prepare for tears!!!

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Zaida Jacksonshared an impression2 years ago
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Absolutely beautifully written

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When you tell a lie, you steal someone’s right to the truth. When you cheat, you steal the right to fairness.
When you kill a man, you steal a life,” Baba said. “You steal his wife’s right to a husband, rob his children of a father. When you tell a lie, you steal someone’s right to the truth. When you cheat, you steal the right to fairness. Do you see?”
Children aren’t coloring books. You don’t get to fill them with your favorite colors.”
Because the past claws its way out.
you kill a man, you steal a life,” Baba said. “You steal his wife’s right to a husband, rob his children of a father. When you tell a lie, you steal someone’s right to the truth. When you cheat, you steal the right to fairness. Do you see?”
It was my past of unatoned sins.
That was a long time ago, but it’s wrong what they say about the past, I’ve learned, about how you can bury it. Because the past claws its way out.
For one thing, I listened to her impressive list of maladies, something the general had long turned a deaf ear to
“They do nothing but thumb their prayer beads and recite a book written in a tongue they don’t even understand.”
expression – a lesson for all budding novelists …
There is a way to be good again
Harrowing yet exhilarating
If thou art indeed my father, then hast thou stained thy sword in the life-blood of thy son. And thou didst it of thine obstinacy. For I sought to turn thee unto love, and I implored of thee thy name, for I thought to behold in thee the tokens recounted of my mother. But I appealed unto thy heart in vain, and now is the time gone for meeting . . .
Then I glanced up and saw a pair of kites, red with long blue tails, soaring in the sky. They danced high above the trees on the west end of the park, over the windmills, floating side by side like a pair of eyes looking down on San Francisco, the city I now call home.
one sin, only one. And that is theft.

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