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Drager over Kabul - Morten Hesseldahl - Bogormen
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Drager over Kabul - Morten Hesseldahl
Title: Drager over Kabul (The Kites of Kabul)
Author: Morten Hesseldahl
Genre: Suspense
Rating: 3/5
# pages: 302
Date read: December, 2009

Mathias Toldstrup is a young artist with only vague ideas of what he wants to do with his life. An affair with a mysterious woman - and the subsequent discovery of a dead body in a Norwegian wood - changes everything.

Lars-Ole Ravn is minister of foreign affairs. He's pleased to know that the children of Kabul are once again flying kites in Kabul, but worries about the coming meeting between the president of Afghanistan and the anti-islamic journalist Mona Tariq.

Others have plans for this meeting as well: an Islamic terror cell, an Afghani soldier on a special mission in Europe as well as the Danish police.

Interesting book and great plot, but I felt the pacing was off somewhat. The build-up too long, the climax and resolution too quickly over and done with. The main confrontation happened 5 minutes before the book ended! This meant that there were a lot of loose threads hanging around everywhere, which I found rather frustrating.

In style it seemed almost like a mixture of The Kite Runner and Dronningeofret. As I was bored by the former and loved the latter, I couldn't quite make up my mind whether or not I liked it. It kept me interested enough that I wanted to know what happened next, but I'm not sure I'm about to go rushing out to read more of Morten Hesseldahl's work.

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