30-Day Book Challenge: Day 8

The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini

Day 08 - Most Overrated Book


Or as Litchick said, the day we all unfriend each other.


Sorry fans, I can't stand The Kite Runner, and I will never understand its appeal. Disjointed and plodding, I never felt the narrator atoned for the first half, because what he did was unforgivable. His attempts came too late and wreaked of self-congratulatory smugness. The end was trite. It's hamfisted and manipulative. 


I'm sorry, I truly despised it. I know I'm in the minority. It has a 4.19 our of 5 stars on GR and a 4.5 out of 5 on Amazon. But I'm not going to reread it. I'm not going to read A Thousand Splendid Suns. I'm not going to see the movie or try the graphic novel. No. Overrated.