Khaled Hosseini was born in Kabul, Afghanistan, in 1965.
When I started reading this book I didn’t really know what to expect. I hadn’t heard anything about the book or the movie. The backcover of the book didn’t reveal much either. That said, I really enjoyed the book, and read it in only three days. Some books you just can’t stop reading, and this was definetly one of them.
The book covers some difficult topics and I would not recommend it for the very youngest readers. Some would maybe argue that the book has many lessons that are good for the kids, which I agree with, but it still has some controversial aspects to it, such as a rape scene and some brutal fight scenes.
This book is the type of book that makes you think about your life and reevaluate your values and what you think you know. It makes you question what you’d do in a given situation if the tables were turned.
I think that this was a wonderful book. It was grim, brutal and depressing, but also beautiful at times. It was emotional and definetly gives you the “feels”. I can reveal to you, that I shed a couple of tears in the end.
This book also makes you grounded and puts things into perspective. We all need to be reminded of how blessed we are at times, especially if you are from some of the modern western countires. I highly recommend this book to anyone that is looking for an emotional and enlightening story.