The Kite Runner

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The 3 best scenes from the novel "The Kite Runner"

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  • One with Hassan's birthday present
  • Hassan, meet your birthday present. It's an unusual present, I know. And probably not what you had in mind, but this present will last you forever.
  • Tashakor!
  • My job is to fix things on people's bodies. Sometimes their faces.
  • Ebook: Chapter 5 (P.89) Audio: Sound of wood burning in the stove. Wood crackles and pops. Cozy background music represents warmth of Baba's present and the living room, where it snows outside.
  • One where Amir rests at Farid's brother's place in Jalalabad
  • I'm sorry we can't offer you meat, only the Taliban can afford meat now.
  • I'm proud to have you in our home tonight!
  • This looks wonderful!
  • One where Amir meets old beggar in Kabul
  • Ebook: Chapter 20 (P.450) Audio: Sound of the loud truck engine roaring. Fading sound of truck in the distant. Random man yelling something in the background.
  • You knew my mother?
  • Yes indeed, we used to sit and talk after class. The last time was on a rainy day just before final exams when we shared a marvellous slice of almond cake together. Almond cake with hot tea and honey. She was rather obviously pregnant by then, and all the more beautiful for it. I will never forget what she said to me that day.
  • Baba fixes Hassan's cleft lip by summoning the plastic surgeon, Dr. Kumar from New Delhi. Amir is jealous of Hassan and he wishes he too had some kind of scar that would beget Baba's sympathy. First, Hassan is scared of the surgery, but he is very happy and thankful. His surgery is successful and he is smiling. However, ironically this is the winter that Hassan stops smiling.
  • Farid and Amir rest one night at Farid's brother, Wahid's house. Wahid's wife serves them two steaming bowls of vegetable shorwa and two loaves of bread, Amir notices Wahid's three boys staring at his digital wristwatch. Amir insists on giving the youngest one the wristwatch as a gift and pleasingly he goes to sleep. Amir gets up early in the morning and over hears Wahid and Wahid's wife's conversation. Amir realizes that the boys hadn't been staring at the watch at all. They'd been staring at Amir's food.
  • Ebook: Chapter 19 (P.428) Audio: Soft footsteps and sounds of wood floor cracking and rattling sounds of dishes as Wahid's wife serves Amir dinner. Three boys whispers and murmurs something in the background.
  • Amir hands the old beggar a hundred thousand Afghanis and asks him where the orphanage is in Karteh-Seh. They start to talk and Amir learns that the old beggar was the professor at the University and the co-worker of Amir's mother. Amir eagerly asks the old man to tell him more about his mother, because he had always thirsted for the details of her. Farid hurries Amir to leave. The old man smiles and promises Amir that he will try to remember more, so come back later and find him. Amir thanks him several times and means to come back and see him again, but it never happens.
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