The Kite Runner


Khaled Hosseini



Own and read. Published in 2003.

First read (October 2011)Edit

11 10 21 The Kite Runner

The Kite Runner - Oct 21st '11.


Paperback Bloomsbury 2007 edition, secondhand. 324 pages, 21 blank pages. 636906 characters[1], making 331 standard pages.


Mum bought it for me along with A Thousand Splendid Suns at Barter Books during our August 2011 holiday to Northumberland.

Started reading it on the 13th of October 2011, after my second read-through of Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality (up to Chapter 77 at the time). At first I thought it was very childishly written, and figured it was more or less a children's book. Changed my mind, of course. Hassan's encounter with the bullies took me by surprise, and later swearing and adult content persuaded me it can't be a children's book.

But by half way through the book I had warmed to it and after finishing concluded it was almost as good as Goodnight Mr Tom.



Reading RecordEdit

Previous book: Eliezer Yudkowsky, Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality (2nd read-through)

Next book: The Atheist's Guide to Christmas

Ratings, awards, mentions and recommendationsEdit

Recommended by Mum.

Links and referencesEdit

  1. 2102 characters on page 55, according to Notepad++.

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