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Standalone Sunday | 04/12/2016


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Standalone Sunday is a weekly meme created by wonderful Megan @bookslayerreads.

There is one simple rule: each Sunday we pick one stand alone novel (not part of a series) that we love or recommend.

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Khaled Hosseini’s #1 New York Times Bestselling Debut

“It may be unfair, but what happens in a few days, sometimes even a single day, can change the course of a whole lifetime.”

Amir is the son of a wealthy Kabul merchant, a member of the ruling caste of Pashtuns. Hassan, his servant and constant companion, is a Hazara, a despised and impoverished caste. Their uncommon bond is torn by Amir’s choice to abandon his friend amidst the increasing ethnic, religious, and political tensions of the dying years of the Afghan monarchy, wrenching them far apart. But so strong is the bond between the two boys that Amir journeys back to a distant world, to try to right past wrongs against the only true friend he ever had.

The unforgettable, heartbreaking story of the unlikely friendship between a wealthy boy and the son of his father’s servant, The Kite Runner is a beautifully crafted novel set in a country that is in the process of being destroyed. It is about the power of reading, the price of betrayal, and the possibility of redemption; and an exploration of the power of fathers over sons—their love, their sacrifices, their lies.

A sweeping story of family, love, and friendship told against the devastating backdrop of the history of Afghanistan over the last thirty years, The Kite Runner is an unusual and powerful novel that has become a beloved, one-of-a-kind classic.

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I’ve read this novel a couple of years ago, and it’s really good. Based on the blurb, it does not appear to be an interesting book, but I promise you it is. It’s a good way of learning a little bit more about Afganistan, its nationalities, some of its history before the URSS & USA  invasion and so on.

Overall, a great book and I recommend it!

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Have you read this book?

Do you know books that sound similar to this one?

Which stand alone novel would you recommend?

Let me know in the comments below!

See you next Sunday!

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5 thoughts on “Standalone Sunday | 04/12/2016”

  1. I’ve had this book on my TBR for what seems like ages. Not sure why I’ve put it off for so long. But since you recommended it, I will try to get to it sooner! It sounds like it could be considered a diverse read too? Thanks for the rec, Laura! And I’ve got you linked up!

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    1. Read it! It’s amazing! There was another blogger who kept putting it off, but once she read it, she loved it. 😛 The blurb really does not do it justice.
      Diverse..yes, I guess. I usually put this kind of books under “books from/about x country/nation”.
      Thanks 😉
      Btw., if we run off standalone books, what do we do?

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