Train on Thursday: And the Mountains Echoed, Khaled Hosseini

I travel with public transport on regular base. One of my favourite past times when in bus or train besides reading is checking out what other people read. I usually look these books up (especially when someone is so hooked they don't notice me checking them out) to see if they would be something for me. In this weekly I will introduce you to the books I spotted while travelling.
If you want to join in this weekly feel free to write your own post on the books you spot. That can be anywhere, in the park, on the street, in line at the bookstore / library. There is a linky in the bottom to link up your post. Or leave a comment.

Afghanistan, 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 Adbullah, Pari, as beautiful and sweet-natured as the fairy for which she was named, is everything. More like a parent than a brother, Abdullah 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 skulls 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 must be cut to save the hand.

I read Kite Runner by Hosseini and actually loved it. I am not sure why I never picked up his other books. Maybe someday. Did you read And the Mountains Echoed? Let me know your thoughts!



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06 December, 2013 delete

I want to read this one! I've had my eye on it since it came out... but I think I'll probably wait for the paperback release before I actually try to get a copy. I really loved his earlier novels!

Lisa

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06 December, 2013 delete

I LOVED this one! I actually loved The Kite Runner & liked but didn't love love love A Thousand. . . And the Mountains Echoed was amazing! My review comes out soon!

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Jennine G.
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06 December, 2013 delete

I haven't read it but I have a signed copy! I believe it will end up on my 2014 TBR.

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Melinda
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09 December, 2013 delete

I want to read this one too! And Kite Runner...

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Mirza Ghalib
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05 January, 2014 delete

This book is definitely one of the best books I have read in recent times. Each character and incident is intrinsically woven into the plot in a way that captures the undivided attention of the reader. The book follows its characters to different corners of the world and spans a few decades.

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Mirza Ghalib
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05 January, 2014 delete

I loved the book. The simple way so many lives are intertwined to give light to what actually happened to the brother and sister- it was just so lovely!
The story is touching...... Does not have the same heart-wrenching effect on the reader like 'Kite Runner', but definitely a very fine read!
I would recommend to all......

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