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#164342 - 07/01/07 04:58 PM Kite Runner - wonderful book but be careful
dannym Offline
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Registered: 03/24/07
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Loc: Boulder, Colorado
For anyone who has not read Kite Runner, be careful. I am reading it now and it is beautifully written... but there is at least one scene (so far - I have not finished yet) that deals with sexual abuse that may be triggering. I was reading it on vacation and was blind-sided. I recovered fairly quickly, but I can see that it could be very bothersome to some readers. Just a heads up.

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#164367 - 07/01/07 08:46 PM Re: Kite Runner - wonderful book but be careful [Re: dannym]
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Registered: 05/14/07
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Loc: Indiana, USA
Dan,
I read this book last summer. It is a tough one. However, it is so poignant and brought me so in touch with a culture (Afghanistan) that I really knew very little about. I'm amazed that this book is the first novel for Hosseini. It's an incredibly strong work.

Thanks for the notice on possible triggering, however.

Sincerely,
REJ

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#164373 - 07/01/07 09:33 PM Re: Kite Runner - wonderful book but be careful [Re: trusty]
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Hey Trusty.. I know - I was floored that it was his first novel. The writing is so beautiful - I think that was what made the scene so disturbing - he captured the act as well as the complex emotions so well. Very talented author!

Thanks,

Dan

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#164374 - 07/01/07 09:33 PM Re: Kite Runner - wonderful book but be careful [Re: trusty]
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I have that one on Audio from iTunes. It is an excellent book tho triggering

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#164403 - 07/01/07 11:23 PM Re: Kite Runner - wonderful book but be careful [Re: WalkingSouth]
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Registered: 05/02/05
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I listened to the audio version, which was sent to me by a friend. What a wonderful book, though yes, that one sexual scene might trigger some guys badly. There are also violent scenes that may bother some guys.

Much love,
Larry

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#166199 - 07/12/07 04:40 AM Re: Kite Runner - wonderful book but be careful [Re: roadrunner]
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Registered: 07/11/07
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I read it also ....felt so much pain for that little boy and knew just how heavy that mantle of shame was going to be for him. I guess his friend, who didn't get raped, carried also, huh??

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