And the Mountains Echoed Khaled Hosseini

and the mountains echoed

My stars: 2 stars

“I suspect the truth is that we are waiting, all of us, against insurmountable odds, for something extraordinary to happen to us.”
Khaled Hosseini, And the Mountains Echoed

“It’s a funny thing… but people mostly have it backward. They think they live by what they want. But really, what guides them is what they’re afraid of. What they don’t want.”
Khaled Hosseini, And the Mountains Echoed

“They say, Find a purpose in your life and live it. But, sometimes, it is only after you have lived that you recognize your life had a purpose, and likely one you never had in mind.”
Khaled Hosseini, And the Mountains Echoed

“I now know that some people feel unhappiness the way others love: privately, intensely, and without recourse.”
Khaled Hosseini, And the Mountains Echoed

“I learned that the world didn’t see the inside of you, that it didn’t care a whit about the hopes and dreams, and sorrows, that lay masked by skin and bone. It was as simple, as absurd, and as cruel as that.”
Khaled Hosseini, And the Mountains Echoed

Khaled Hosseini has a wonderful descriptive writing style. I was transported to 1950’s Afghanistan and came to know and love the characters that would become the frame work for the rest of the book. We had a later peek at Afghanistan during the Taliban reign through the eyes of Suleiman Wahdati,Nabi and a greek plastic surgeon who makes Kabul his home. I did love how the story flowed and interwove the past with the future from Afghastian,Paris, Greece and United States. My only issue was that I felt character over killed at times. There was a constant flow of new characters and it made it hard to keep track of how the individuals story connected with the other characters.

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