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This winter a heart warming and heart wrenching movie of the book “the Kite Runner” will be in movie theaters around the world. I hope that you view this movie. The story is truely something that takes you from laughter to tears, joy to sadddnes, desperation to hope.
I predict that this movie will generate alot of interest around the world. I also am very hopeful that this movie will help people around the world to understand much more about Afghanistan. – Ian Bach
Many Thanks, and Best Wishes, Ian Bach
I have included some reviews of the book in the comments sections of this Blog entry.
The following was posted by Author Khaled Hosseini
posted at http://www.kiterunnermovie.com/club/blog/
“I want to take this opportunity to welcome you to The Kite Runner club and thank you for the support and encouragement that you have given me over the last four years. In many ways, the success of The Kite
Runner is an unlikely story. It is populated by characters who live in a distant and, to many in the west, enigmatic country. It is often dark and brutal. Its central character, Amir, is weak, and his behavior is often infuriating. It was published in mid 2003 without much fanfare without the benefit of a huge marketing plan. However, this book has connected now with millions of people around the world. To me, that is a testament to the power of the word-of-mouth phenomenon. From very early on, the response among readers to The Kite Runner was intense and passionate. A grassroots-based, groundswell of support among readers like you kept building over the span of a year or more. Until one day in late 2004, while flying across the country, I saw the passenger next to me reach into her bag and fetch a copy of The Kite Runner. The success of this book is also testament to the ability of fiction to connect people of differing religions, cultures, languages, and nationalities. Regardless of our background, we identify with experiences that are universally human. We identify with Amir’s guilt, his self-loathing, his desire to transcend his own weak nature. Friendship, loss, guilt, forgiveness, atonement are not Afghan experiences but human ones, and fiction is uniquely able to tap into what is common in us all.
I want to thank you for reading The Kite Runner, and for communicating to me over the years what this story means to you. When I set out to write this book, I never imagined that it would be published, let alone that I would receive such warm and kind letters from Paris, Tel-Aviv, Cairo, Rio, Kabul. As a writer, I could not possibly ask for more. I can never thank you enough.