Book Review: And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini

And the Mountains EchoedAnd the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini (originally reviewed on 20 July’13)

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

“And the mountains echoed” is a compelling story or rather it is a collection of such stories which would leave a mark on you after you have read them. Written by Khaled Hosseini, this book takes you on a journey from Afghanistan to France to Greece to the United States. But in the end, it all comes to one thing; it is a search of a lost family through the distances, separated due to the situations which can turn around not only a single life, but many lives.

Positive points:-

1.Character development is really strong. Every character stands on an individual level.

2.The plot is good. It might seem impossible but we are talking about fiction over here. So, that must not matter.

3.I liked the writing and the narrative style of the author.

4.Emotional sentiments are engraved in the story but that doesn’t mean you will shed tears reading through it.

Negative points:-

1.The story sometimes appears to be a little far-fetched. The length of the novel could certainly have been a little shorter.

2.The beginning and the middle of the story is good but the end is not very convincing.

It is a good read according to me. I would recommend it to anyone who likes reading family drama and of course, the regular readers of the author. They would surely have a pleasant experience reading it.

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