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Subject: The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini


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E.C.
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Date Posted: Wed, Nov 29 2006, 1:33:47 GMT

I'm half way through this amazing novel! So much like ASTB but different too. My heart aches for Hassan...

"For you, a thousand times..."

Not as lyrical as ASTB but the STORY...astonishing and heartbreaking.

Anyone else???

If you haven't read it, please do.

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Author:
Jamie O'Neill
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Date Posted: Sat, Dec 02 2006, 12:59:13 GMT

I actually have this book, but I haven't read it yet. Thanks for the recommendation. I'll get down to it now. Jamie

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E.C.
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Date Posted: Thu, Dec 14 2006, 14:02:49 GMT

I am on Winter Break now and started re-reading The Kite Runner just last night-- the first three chapters and I'm amazed at how much of it is so interwoven-- small things that have greater significance later.

And in the meantime, I'm working on my own novel and a Christmas story (I write a Christmas story every year that I send to family & friends on Christmas Eve).

I hope you enjoy The Kite Runner, Jamie. Would love to know what you think of it!

And Happy Holidays to you (and everyone!)

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[> Subject: Re: The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini


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E.C.
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Date Posted: Sat, Apr 14 2007, 0:56:21 GMT

I'm now reading "Snow" by Orhan Pamuk for a class. This novel won the Nobel Prize in 2006. It has many of the same elements of The Kite Runner-- Western influence on Middle Eastern culture, loss of and return to faith, poltical struggle, ethnic, socio-political identity, the title is a metaphor. And yes, the choice for the Nobel is not based on "literary" merit-- its usually based on the politics behind the book (in this case the author had been put on trial in Turkey). In many ways it is much weaker than The Kite Runner...and yet, "Snow" is regarded as "literature" while "Kite Runner" is regarded as "popular fiction." For a paper I'm writing I'm trying to figure out how this distinction is/has been made.

Anyone have any ideas?

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