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The Bookclub: "And the mountains echoed" - Khaled Hosseini

A couple of weeks ago we had another bookclub gathering. This time we discussed “And the mountains echoed”, a book I had been looking forward to reading. 1,081 more words

The Book Club

A Thousand Splendid Suns

By Khaled Hosseini

Around the World: Afghanistan

How obtained: book swap with friends

I put off reading this for a while, because I remember the Kite runner as being quite sad/distressing. 148 more words

The Kite Runner tore my heart to pieces

Amir is the son of a wealthy Kabul merchant, a member of the ruling caste of Pashtuns. Hassan, his servant, and constant companion is a Hazara, a despised and impoverished caste. 644 more words

Book Reviews

The Kite Runner


King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Khaled Hosseini’s best-selling novel, set against the changing face of Afghanistan through the nineteen-seventies and beyond, gets an assured if slightly pedestrian adaptation by Matthew Spengler, who opts to use the same first person narration as the book. 334 more words



An abstract from a book that has so far stolen my heart. A book by Khaled Hosseini, the Author of  The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns. 4,274 more words


The Kite Runner: The Lowry

Khaled Hosseini’s best-selling novel The Kite Runner received its first theatrical debut in in 2009, two years after the film adaptation. This version, a co-production between Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company and Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse, is a sparse and stripped-back staging that puts focus firmly on the protagonist—but not always with positive results. 478 more words


The Kite Runner

Based on Khaled Hosseini’s 2003 international best-selling novel which was adapted for the screen in 2007 and following a hugely successful West-End run, The Kite Runner arrives at the Lowry this week, its second stop as part of an extensive UK tour. 377 more words