And the Mountains Echoed Hardcover – May 21 2013
|New from||Used from|
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Viewed This Item Also Viewed
No Kindle device required. Download one of the Free Kindle apps to start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, and computer.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
"Hosseini weaves a complex pattern of interlinked lives like a finely knotted carpet. Time slips back and forward, as readers move into the lives of the characters and each character leaves a mark on our hearts. Even as it captures the sadness and regret that engulfs its characters' lives, Hosseini's storytelling is filled with love and joy and a deep sense of hope. And the Mountains Echoed is a deeply moving elegy to what might have been." - The Globe and Mail
"Hosseini is generous with his descriptive flair, giving each of his characters, even the least consequential ones, heft that makes them feel three-dimensional. He can also paint everyday life so vividly that we feel the sun on our neck. If you're game for a journey, And the Mountains Echoed offers a very scenic trip." - The Toronto Star
"This is a poignant novel, an intimate portrayal of desperation, courage and love that surpasses our understanding of those conditions. It takes a mature and compassionate writer to discover and translate for others the transcendence in contemporary human lives. This is why our world needs writers like Khaled Hosseini." - The Kitchener-Waterloo Record
"His most ambitious novel to date, And the Mountains Echoed, proves that his massively popular first two efforts were no literary flukes. Hosseini's writing style is direct and visceral. He has the ability to practically wound readers as they read his words. He's a master of the literary twist, never allowing his reader to get too comfortable. Hosseini doesn't write like anyone else." - The Winnipeg Free Press
About the Author
Khaled Hosseini is one of most widely read and beloved novelists in the world, with more than ten million copies sold in the United States of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, and more than thirty-eight million copies sold worldwide in more than seventy countries. Hosseini is also a Goodwill Envoy to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the UN Refugee Agency, and the founder of The Khaled Hosseini Foundation, a nonprofit which provides humanitarian assistance to the people of Afghanistan .See all Product Description
What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?
Top Customer Reviews
Regardless of your ultimate view of this book, I think you'll agree that pages 1 through 49 are as well written as anything you've read in a long time. Bravo, Mr. Hosseini! They are a remarkable achievement!!
While anyone would envy an author who accomplished so much to open a novel, there's a problem. Readers expect the rest of the book to maintain that remarkably high standard.
I believe that Mr. Hosseini has the talent to do so. The plot for this book, its scope, and length make it impossible to do so. You couldn't write War and Peace in many fewer words ... or a Tale of Two Cities. And the Mountains Echoed needs to be two or three times longer to flesh out his plan for the book.
Without that length, the book comes across as a series of short stories briefly connected to one or the other of the two siblings in the book's beginning, Abdullah and Pari. Each story is its own morality tale about how we treat other people, including those in our families. Within the whole book there are themes connecting suffering, responsibility, and morality. Some characters adhere to timeless values, at least in parts of their lives, while others talk a good game ... but don't act in accord with their words. The result is a tapestry capturing Afghanistan yesterday and today against a backdrop of humanity over all times.
One of the book's major accomplishments is to present some of the most thought-provoking writing I recall about how appearance affects our lives and our behavior. I would love to see Mr. Hosseini return to this subject in future books. He obviously has a deep understanding that can inform us all.
But please do write a book next time that's as long as your subject deserves, Mr. Hosseini! We'll read it.
Khaled's previous two, and was mesmerized by his style as a writer
and story teller; however the distinction end there for me.
In this latest novel, we need a scorecard to keep up with all the
new characters and a lesson in geography to keep up with the whereabouts
Multi generational stories are tough to follow at the best of times,
but this cast of characters is all over the map for me.
I will read the next one Mr. Hosseini, and give you the benefit of past
works, but for me, And the mountains echoed, was a disappointment.
Most recent customer reviews
One of my favourite books, very well written and thought provoking.Published 1 month ago by Shareefa S
It was as good as the first two but definitely worth the read, I had no problems following the characters or keeping track but I guess if you get confused easily it might not be... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amira, Jenn and Nya
Wonderful story teller , sensitive and captivating. Confusing at times , characters and generation crisscross wildly throughout the book.. A pity and not adding muchPublished 6 months ago by walter ammann
I read this book for my book club awhile ago.
A brother and sister that very close are separated. They lead very different lives, but never forget each other. Read more
It was good but ending was sort of incomplete or maybe not what I expected. I got confused as to who was who at the end and still am sort of guessing since I am unsure. Read morePublished 7 months ago
I loved this book. The way all the stories within the novel come together at the end was very well written. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Amazon Customer