Full text of "The Kite Runner PDF" .. Rahim Khan told me Baba had personally funded the entire project, paying for the engineers, electricians, plumbers, and. IB-English-The-Kite-Runner-Full-Text. The Kite Runner is a novel by Khaled Hosseini. Published in by Riverhead Books, it is Hosseini's first novel,[1] and was adapted into a film of the same.

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'My top fiction book marvellous' Joanna Trollope, Books of the Year, Observer 'The Kite Runner is told with simplicity and poise, it is a novel of great hidden 'A marvellous read, full of the exoticism of a strange land beautifully written. Read “The Kite Runner”, by Khaled Hosseini online on Bookmate – The first of the defeated kites To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate. The Kite Runner by Khalid Hosseini (A Book Review) Pluto Ohanzee Panes nang and namoes (honour and pride) I ran. A grown man running with a swarm of.

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Best of the Best Alex Awards: The Kite Runner. Hosseini, Khaled author. July First published July, Booklist. His father encourages the friendship and dotes on Hassan, who worships the ground Amir walks on. Amir is not nearly as loyal to Hassan, and one day, when he comes across a group of local bullies raping Hassan, he does nothing.

Shamed by his own inaction, Amir pushes Hassan away, even going so far as to accuse him of stealing. Eventually, Hassan and his father are forced to leave. His first novel, The Kite Runner , was an international best seller, published in thirty-four countries.

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His second novel, A Thousand Splendid Suns , was a number one bestseller and was published in May In he was named a goodwill envoy to the United Nations Refugee Agency. He lives in northern California. This book is dedicated to Haris and Farah, both the noor of my eyes, and to the children of Afghanistan. Acknowledgments I am indebted to the following colleagues for their advice, assistance, or support: Todd Dray, Dr. Robert Tull, and Dr. Sandy Chun.

Daoud Wahab for sharing his experiences in Afghanistan with me. I am grateful to my dear friend Tamim Ansary for his guidance and support and to the gang at the San Francisco Writers Workshop for their feedback and encouragement.

I want to thank my father, my oldest friend and the inspiration for all that is noble in Baba; my mother who prayed for me and did nazr at every stage of this book's writing; my aunt for downloading me books when I was young. I want to thank Dr. Kayoumy--my other parents--for their warmth and unwavering support.

I must thank my agent and friend, Elaine Koster, for her wisdom, patience, and gracious ways, as well as Cindy Spiegel, my keen-eyed and judicious editor who helped me unlock so many doors in this tale. And I would like to thank Susan Petersen Kennedy for taking a chance on this book and the hardworking staff at Riverhead for laboring over it. Last, I don't know how to thank my lovely wife, Roya--to whose opinion I am addicted--for her kindness and grace, and for reading, rereading, and helping me edit every single draft of this novel.

For your patience and understanding, I will always love you, Roya jan. ONE December I became what I am today at the age of twelve, on a frigid overcast day in the winter of I remember the precise moment, crouching behind a crumbling mud wall, peeking into the alley near the frozen creek.

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. Looking back now, I realize I have been peeking into that deserted alley for the last twenty-six years. One day last summer, my friend Rahim Khan called from Pakistan. He asked me to come see him.

Standing in the kitchen with the receiver to my ear, I knew it wasn't just Rahim Khan on the line. It was my past of unatoned sins. The early-afternoon sun sparkled on the water where dozens of miniature boats sailed, propelled by a crisp breeze.

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. And suddenly Hassan's voice whispered in my head: For you, a thousand times over. Hassan the harelipped kite runner.

I sat on a park bench near a willow tree. I thought about something Rahim Khan said just before he hung up, almost as an afterthought. There is a way to be good again.

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I looked up at those twin kites. I thought about Hassan. Thought about Baba. I thought of the life I had lived until the winter of came along and changed everything. And made me what I am today. TWO When we were children, Hassan and I used to climb the poplar trees in the driveway of my father's house and annoy our neighbors by reflecting sunlight into their homes with a shard of mirror.

We would sit across from each other on a pair of high branches, our naked feet dangling, our trouser pockets filled with dried mulberries and walnuts. We took turns with the mirror as we ate mulberries, pelted each other with them, giggling, laughing.

I can still see Hassan up on that tree, sunlight flickering through the leaves on his almost perfectly round face, a face like a Chinese doll chiseled from hardwood: I can still see his tiny low-set ears and that pointed stub of a chin, a meaty appendage that looked like it was added as a mere afterthought.

And the cleft lip, just left of midline, where the Chinese doll maker's instrument may have slipped, or perhaps he had simply grown tired and careless. Sometimes, up in those trees, I talked Hassan into firing walnuts with his slingshot at the neighbor's one-eyed German shepherd. Hassan never wanted to, but if I asked, really asked, he wouldn't deny me.

Hassan never denied me anything. And he was deadly with his slingshot. Hassan's father, Ali, used to catch us and get mad, or as mad as someone as gentle as Ali could ever get.

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He would wag his finger and wave us down from the tree. He would take the mirror and tell us what his mother had told him, that the devil shone mirrors too, shone them to distract Muslims during prayer. But he never told on me. Never told that the mirror, like shooting walnuts at the neighbor's dog, was always my idea. The poplar trees lined the redbrick driveway, which led to a pair of wrought-iron gates. They in turn opened into an extension of the driveway into my father's estate.

The house sat on the left side of the brick path, the backyard at the end of it.

Everyone agreed that my father, my Baba, had built the most beautiful house in the Wazir Akbar Khan district, a new and affluent neighborhood in the northern part of Kabul.

Some thought it was the prettiest house in all of Kabul. A broad entryway flanked by rosebushes led to the sprawling house of marble floors and wide windows. Intricate mosaic tiles, handpicked by Baba in Isfahan, covered the floors of the four bathrooms.

Gold-stitched tapestries, which Baba had bought in Calcutta, lined the walls; a crystal chandelier hung from the vaulted ceiling. Upstairs was my bedroom, Baba's room, and his study, also known as "the smoking room," which perpetually smelled of tobacco and cinnamon. Baba and his friends reclined on black leather chairs there after Ali had served dinner. They stuffed their pipes--except Baba always called it "fattening the pipe"--and discussed their favorite three topics: Sometimes I asked Baba if I could sit with them, but Baba would stand in the doorway.

Why don't you go read one of those books of yours?One of them made a squealing sound. I was swept away on a journey and on this journey I experienced a whole concoction of emotions; Shock Pain Disbelief Devastation Inspiration Compassion Sorrow I sat on a park bench near a willow tree.

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I told Hassan to keep walking, keep walking. I found this book a failure of courage and imagination -- all the more upsetting for the author's astute sense of detail and wonderful psychological depth. The characters: One day there is a local kite-fighting tournament Amir is determined to win and with the help of Hassan he is even able to achieve his goal.

Gold-stitched tapestries, which Baba had bought in Calcutta, lined the walls; a crystal chandelier hung from the vaulted ceiling. Being a first work of Khaled, I admire his way of writing and the way he advances his story. Ali said, because Afghans have been banned of the registration in public schools in Tehran, he is forced to register in a private school, and now he and his mother must work hard to pay school charges.

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