This book has a very special place in my book-shelf, cuz its been Personalized by The Man himself. Yes, Khaled was here in Toronto last week in one of the most beautiful Chapters store I've ever seen. He was here for the promotion of his new release. Today its been exactly 8 days that I shared a stage with him. My awwww moment. Once in life time moment.
Khaled Hosseini, the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, has written a new novel about how we love, how we take care of one another, and how the choices we make resonate through generations.
In this tale revolving around not just parents and children but brothers and sisters, cousins and caretakers, Hosseini explores the many ways in which families nurture, wound, betray, honor, and sacrifice for one another; and how often we are surprised by the actions of those closest to us, at the times that matter most.
Following its characters and the ramifications of their lives and choices and loves around the globe—from Kabul to Paris to San Francisco to the Greek island of Tinos—the story expands gradually outward, becoming more emotionally complex and powerful with each turning page.
My Thoughts on this:
Khaled is a gifted storyteller. I can say this because his this novel starts with a story. Just with the first few pages i knew i was in the hands of a master storyteller. I knew he is going to take me to a roller coaster ride and he makes sure that i reach my destination safe and sound.
I hate it when a good book ends. I feel like just keep reading , reading and reading !! This novel is one such. One more thing i want to add here is the way he portraits WOMEN in his books. OMG, I think, by far, he is the only male author who portraits women so beautifully like no one does. The same question was asked to him in the event I attended and he said, "May be i understand women very well." to which she said, "You are the only male who understands women so well. These days husbands don't understand their wives." And everyone had a little laugh at that point.
And The Mountain Echoed will have you hooked from the first paragraph till the last paragraph of the book. Another unbelievable piece of work by Khaled Hosseini which you don't want to miss.
Happy Reading !!