“Baba, this is the friend I told you about…,”
A super book charting the years 1952-2010. There are many plot arcs in the book which are all connected up in an interesting way. The characters are beautifully written and the pacing was perfect while still being a strong book itself.
There will be heartbreak. That is a given in Hosseini’s books. Some reviews have noted his books to be rather formulaic; covering the same plotlines, characters etc. However, therein lies the charm of the book. You can’t help but fall in love with the characters or alternately want to weep for their struggles and trials.
The book is really worth a read. I read this book before but I wanted to return to it as to look upon it with a renewed perspective.
MY RATING: **** / *****