Book Reviews & Essays on Literature

And the Mountains Echoed, by Khaled Hosseini

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And the mountains echoed

Khaled Hosseini’s latest novel has made me cry and made me miss my family. I knew, when I bought it, that I shouldn’t read it, but probably would. I looked at it lying in the heap of to-be-read books like a mousetrap hidden in a shoebox. I knew from having read his other books that Hosseini has a genius for capturing and depicting, in the most pared-down, discreetly poetic words, the poignancy and passion of relationships as well as the horrors of deprivation and separation. I thought it would make me cry, and it did. I read it in one sitting over 12 hours because I couldn’t put it down – and this is the effect of Hosseini’s writing.  (Continue reading…)

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