Professor at Federal University of Uberlândia (Brazil). I love romances and thrillers. Feel free to send me e-books suggestions!
I made a tremendous effort to continue to listen until the end, I usually spend 1 week to listen to a book. This one I spent more than 1 month and I didn’t finish. For me it was a waste of time and credit. I bought because the good reviews and previous books, but I thought very boring, monotonous and without great emotions. I have listened to hundreds books and my expectations were very high because the Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns. I felt very disappointed. One of the narrators was terrible, I lost focus a hundred times and I needed to go back in order to understand what was happening.
Khaled Hosseini creates an intricate tapestry of interconnected stories and experiences, revealing a single perspective to the reader in each chapter and masterfully weaving all together with insight and poignancy.
Loved 1st 2 books didn't even make it 1/3 of the way through before I gave up. Story jumps around way too much between characters and time periods.
I have loved all the other books by this author. I think he tried something knew this time but it really didn't work for me. There was really not true flow or climax so roughly half way through I lost the motivation to finish.
I have read all of Khaled Hosseini's books, and they all have so much depth and emotion and even humor. There are a multitude of lessons in them, inspiring words, deeply sad circumstances and encouraging turns of events... This particular book is different than the first two and tends to jump around in time and from different characters' points of view, but it is on par with the earlier books from this author in quality and complexity. I find this author is for the thinking reader... It's not a light read but something for someone who wants more than that - someone who wants to be touched by something far removed from themselves and yet not so different after all.