Kite Runner Book Club Question - Find a list of Book Club questions, links to themes, plot and what our Book Club thought of The Kite Runner
This book is an easy read & real page turner. The writer uses the technique of first person singular, allowing his main character, Amir, to tell the story, drawing the reader into his very personal story.
There is a sense of mystery from the beginning; who are these people? what had happened 26 years before? "It was my past of unatoned sins." Amir has "a way to be good again". We can't wait to know how this story will finish with so many questions to be answered.
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1. Do you think it's necessary to give such a detailed build up to the story.
3. Amir has such awful faults but can you empathise with him?
4. Do you think Baba was justified in keeping the truth about Haseen's true identity from Amir?
5. Do you find the story completely believable?
6. Which aspects of the story did you enjoy the most?
7. What is the significance of the title?
8. Do you agree that this book is a page turner & excellent? If not, why not?
9. Do you agree that atonement is the major theme? Are others more important?
The Kite Runner is a beautifully descriptive story. The writer paints wonderful landscapes of Kabul & Afghanistan using beautiful language & he describes in detail domestic life for the two boys & their families in the city. Later in the story we read detailed descriptions of poverty, hunger, cruelty & barbarism under different governments. And all the way through the story, we are aware of the writer's deep love of his homeland. A great Book Club book!
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