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asked by Grace on January 31, 2007
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I am in total agreement with all those reviewers who see The Kite Runner as a flawed masterpiece. I too came away feeling somewhat betrayed by the failure of the second half of the book to measure up to the first. This gem of a short story is partly what makes that first half so memorable, and when I finished the book as a whole, it was the story of the Magic Cup and the images of kite-running which remained imprinted. Such a shame that a story told so deftly should be counterpoised by the all-too-sensationalist images of fake Taleban beards and eye-sockets filled with brass balls.
Mr. Alex S. Went answered on December 15, 2007
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Hello, I created a new thread about this short story.
Jonathan Luna answered on July 15, 2011
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This is actually based on a short-story Hosseini wrote when he was younger. :)
Ti. V. answered on March 8, 2007
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