Book Review: And The Mountains Echoed


Title: And the Mountains Echoed
Author: Khaled Hosseini
Language: English
Format: Hardback cover

I always loved Khaled Hosseini’s work. His debut book — The Kite Runner has stolen my attention, and the second book A Thousand Splendid Suns has assured me that he is a wonderful writer. When I saw this book was open for pre order in Amazon, I was so excited and promised myself that I would read it. This week, I had the chance to read the book.

And The Mountains Echoed evolves around the life of two Afghans siblings who were apart by fate when they were very young. The wars, the changes in social and political situation in Afghanistan shaped their lives, and the lives of people around them. Hosseini captured them all in his beautiful storytelling about the life in Afghanistan and the lives of the Afghans from different point of views.

It was a struggle to put this book down. If only I do not need my beauty sleep in the night, I might have finished this book in only three days. Yes. The story was THAT addictive.

Of course t wouldn’t be fair to compare this book to the previous two. However, this book is incomparable after all. It has different depth in political and war situations, and definitely different characterisations which made this book so much different that Hosseini’s former works.

I wouldn’t lie to you. This is not a chicken soup kind of heart warming story. Instead, I found it dark, gritty, and incredibly brutal. Which I like so much.

So, based on those verdicts, I would recommend this book, and rate this book 4 out of 5 stars 🙂



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