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And The Mountains EchoedT be cut to save the hand Crossing generations and continents moving from Kabul to Paris to San Francisco to the Greek island of Tinos with profound wisdom depth insight and compassion Khaled Hosseini writes about the bonds that define us and shape our lives the ways in which we help our loved ones in need how the choices we make resonate through history and how we are often surprised by the people closest to us 25 StarsOh that felt like blasphemy to type but I’ve gotta be honest here I loved The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns but Hosseini just missed the mark with this oneThe story begins with a father telling his children a fable of an evil div monster who roamed various villages and would choose a home at random Said home would have to sacrifice one of their children or the div would kill as many as he pleased The father in the story is beside himself with the idea of offering one of his children to be slaughtered That tale seems so fitting because I can picture Hosseini at the editing table going through the same process However rather than opting to cull one or a few of the massive amounts of charactersstories in this book that were barely connected – he opted to keep them all Unfortunately that meant the ultimate sacrifice was my enjoyment Too many characters – many with stories not long enough to actually to get invested in their lives I’m sad that I had to type that

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Ullah will do anything for her even trading his only pair of shoes for a feather for her treasured collection Each night they sleep together in their cot their heads touching their limbs tangled One day the siblings journey across the desert to Kabul with their father Pari and Abdullah have no sense of the fate that awaits them there for the event which unfolds will tear their lives apart; sometimes a finger mus Here's something you should know about Khaled Hosseini All his stories have or less the same ingredientsIt always starts with Afghanistan in its pre war days The protagonists are children guileless and innocent Then the invasion happens People separate the bonds between them torn apart either by fate or by design Many gut wrenching chapters later there's some kind of reunion but with a catch there's something amiss something unfulfilled like a testimony to the unfairness of lifeTo be honest I'm not a fan of formulaic things Yet when it's Hosseini telling a story I listen I give in I let his words curl around me like a blanket I fall in love And when it's all over I clutch the book to my chest and weep like a childBecause formula or no formula Khaled Hosseini just knows how to tell a story He knows what to say and how to say it It's like an art he's mastered and no matter how many times he does it the impact of it doesn't seem to fade And the Mountains Echoed is an ode to siblinghood and all the joys and heartbreaks that come with it the anguish of separation the guilt of envy the comfort of companionship the burden of responsibility Unlike his previous books Hosseini adopts a short story approach for this one There are multiple narratives in multiple time frames spread across several different countries all connected by a common link to AfghanistanThe writing is beautiful as always Sample this All my life I have lived like an auarium fish in the safety of a glass tank behind a barrier as impenetrable as it has been transparent I have been free to observe the glimmering world on the other side to picture myself in it if I like But I have always been contained hemmed in by the hard unyielding confines of the existence that Baba has constructed for me at first knowingly when I was young and now guilelessly now that he is fading day by day I think I have grown accustomed to the glass and am terrified that when it breaks when I am alone I will spill out into the wide open unknown and flop around helpless lost gasping for breath And the Mountains Echoed was one of my most anticipated books this year and it did not disappoint That being said it pales in comparison to his previous works The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns Maybe it was the multiple POV thing With so many characters and so many stories it's inevitable that some would hit harder than the rest Personally I found the first half emotionally striking Abdullah Nabi and Parwana's stories all made me tear up I missed Afghanistan in the later segmentsAnd in case it wasn't obvious enough I just wanted to say that I love Khaled Hosseini If it weren't for him I would have foolishly associated Afghanistan with just the Taliban It's shocking how little I know about this country even though it's so close to mineThank you for the culture cum history lessons Mr Hosseini And even if your next book adheres to the formula I'll still read it and in all likelihood cherish it

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PDF í BOOK And The Mountains Echoed FREE ↠ So then You want a story and I will tell you oneAfghanistan 1952 Abdullah and his sister Pari live with their father and stepmother in the small village of Shadbagh Their father Saboor is constantly in search of work and they struggle together through poverty and brutal winters To Abdullah Pari asSo then You want a story and I will tell you oneAfghanistan 1952 Abdullah and his sister Pari live with their father and stepmother in the small village of Shadbagh Their father Saboor is constantly in search of work and they struggle together through poverty and brutal winters To Abdullah Pari as beautiful and sweet natured as the fairy for which she was named is everything More like a parent than a brother Abd Date I finished this book 06092013Date I was ready to review this book NeverUnfortunately I have to review it because it is due back to the library tomorrow so here comes my completely insufficient review This book is by Khaled Hosseini Really what is there to say? I knew it would be wonderfulI have to admit that the problem I ran into was that I was comparing it to his previous two books too often And let's face it they were amazing And this book is incredible in its own right too but it's not to be compared So I tried to view this as its own book which it most certainly is and forget I had ever read the other two and that this was the first time I was experiencing Hosseini I'm not going to recap It would be pretty difficult to not give anything away There are many stories within this one story The characters are intertwined although many will never realize that they are The story comes full circle but this is Mr Khaled Hosseini so I didn't expect a full blown happy ending And SPOILER ALERT I didn't really get one None of this business going on Although I will say that maybe Disney and Hosseini are of one mind Or at least Sebastian and Hosseini Yes it is Sebastian Yes it is What have I learned from this book?We the human race have mostly good intentions But we mostly do not follow through We soothe ourselves We convince ourselves We justify our actions Or our lack of actions We have an out of sight out of mind way of thinking It's a human flaw And sometimes it has conseuences that we cannot comprehend Conseuences that we may never realize because hey it's out of sight Oh sure Just like him to point out WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME Not that I'm taking it personallyOne thing anyone who has read my other reviews should know is that I freuently complain about 1 Not making me care about the characters enough2 Not being able to envision the surroundings the people the buildings the culture etcI don't experience this problem with this book The writing is so rich that I felt like I was there My emotions reflected the emotions of the characters I was invested I am not ashamed to admit that I went back to chewing on my nails while reading this a habit I gave up over a decade ago SOMETHING BAD IS GOING TO HAPPENYou would think this was an edge of the seat suspense novel It's not But it is heartbreaking I bet I cried no less than ten times Granted I cried when they showed a bear on the local news that they rescued from a telephone pole so I cry than the average bear ha ha ha But it was still really heartbreakingover and over and over because there were so many intertwined stories I really enjoyed this book I didn't love it in the same way I loved the previous two but I loved it still And I will give you a parting paragraph that is an example of the beautiful writing that makes me savor every word of this book Now and then when she turned to tap ash into a saucer I stole a uick glance at the red polish on her toenails at the gold tinged sheen of her shaved calves the high arch of her foot and always at her full perfectly shaped breasts There were men walking this earth I marveled who had touched those breasts and kissed them as they had made love to her What was left to do in life once you had done that? Where did a man go next once he'd stood at the world's summit? I just finished this I am emotionally drained Review coming soon 04182013Diddid I just read that there is a giveaway for this? SHUT THE FRONT DOORToo much?Ok I'll settle for cute and hope for the best ; WHAT? A new book by Khaled Hosseini? I can'tI just can'tI can't even think straight right now BECAUSEOHMYGOODNESSIAMSOSOSOSOSOSOSOEXCIIIIIIIIIITEDI CAN'T WAITHave I mentioned how EXCITED I AM?I am so excited