The Kite Runner
2007
Years after fleeing the Taliban and immigrating to the United States, a privileged Afghan man returns to his war-ravaged homeland to try to repay a debt to a loyal childhood friend whose trust he once betrayed.

Amy Austin: “It ruled.”

Supremely poignant and intimate story of family, culture, pride, friendship and betrayal, as well as an exposition of the troubled political climate and history of Afghanistan. To borrow from another of the author's titles: a thousand splendid tears.

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Amy Austin: I can only assume that this wasn't on Scott's Ten Best of 2007 because he had not yet seen it. − August 25, 2009 • more by Amy

Scott Hardie: Correct, and I still haven't, although now I think I should. Great review! − August 25, 2009 • more by Scott

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