I don’t think there is a book club around the Bay Area that hasn’t had The Kite Runner on its list. With so many recommendations, I felt I couldn’t help but read it myself. Within the first 100 pages, I was inwardly cringing, hoping that some light would come to into this suddenly dark tale. Even so, I was riveted, and finished the book in 3 days! Without giving too much away, I will say that the ending was wrapped a little too neatly. But even with this slight flaw, it is well worth the read. The Kite Runner is one of those novels that you find yourself thinking about even when you have put its pages down. I would put this on my must read list, with the small caveat that its subject is a dark one.