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Khaled Hosseini has a new book out at last!!!

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HokeyCokeyPigInAPokey Wed 13-Feb-13 14:18:05

Well it's out 21st May called And The Mountains Echoed.

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I can't bloody wait, i loved his first two, especially The Kite Runner.

DuchessofMalfi Wed 13-Feb-13 15:11:41

I haven't read either of his novels yet. Got some serious catching up to do this year grin They've both been on my wish list for a while.

HokeyCokeyPigInAPokey Wed 13-Feb-13 15:42:24

I love his writing and had almost given up hope of a new book.

MimsyBorogroves Wed 13-Feb-13 15:51:12

Brilliant news - his other two were fantastic.

waycat Thu 14-Feb-13 07:35:40

Fantastic news - thanks so much for passing this on.

I loved his first two books - A Thousand Splendid Suns is one of the very few books I've read more than once.

Just been to pre-order from Amazon.

HokeyCokeyPigInAPokey Thu 14-Feb-13 18:07:05

You're welcome!!

Sonnet Sat 16-Feb-13 22:05:32

Thank you for letting us know. I have just pre ordered on amazon. I can still remember where I was andvwhatvwas happening in my life when reading a thousand splendid suns

HokeyCokeyPigInAPokey Sat 16-Feb-13 23:10:33


Wolfiefan Sat 16-Feb-13 23:13:08

Can't wait!

waycat Sat 15-Jun-13 05:29:12

Well, I don't know if anyone has read this or not yet but I got my copy from Amazon a few weeks ago.

I'm sorry to say that, personally, I'm very disappointed with And The Mountains Echoed, so much so that I haven't been able to finish it.

For me, it is far too disjointed - a lot of flitting back and forth between different generations, different times, different countries. Each chapter seems to introduce a new character, and in the end I got about 1/2 way through and have had to put it aside for now.

It got to the point where I kept having to turn back pages in order to remind myself who/what/when I was reading about.

A real shame, since both his other two books are outstanding.

Isthiscorrect Sat 15-Jun-13 05:48:00

Interesting. This is on our Bookclub list for November because hopefully by then the price will have come down. I shall wait with interest to see what others have to say. Very disappointing though.

AViewFromTheFridge Sat 15-Jun-13 07:38:22

Waycat, I found exactly the same thing - had to keep flicking back to work out how the characters were linked. However, I would say it's definitely worth persevering to the very end - the last few pages are classic Hosseini.

waycat Sat 15-Jun-13 13:31:34

Thanks for that - I am reading something more light hearted now, but when I've finished it I shall re-visit And The Mountains Echoed and hopefully be able to see it through to the end this time.

waycat Fri 28-Jun-13 05:15:02

Well, I have finished it - and I'm glad I gave it another go, thanks again to AViewFromTheFridge for encouraging me to have another try at it.

It was stranger really because, even though I struggled with it at first, after a break I came back to it with a fresh perspective, picked it up from where I left off, and found it really easy to get straight back into.

As I read through the remaining chapters, bits started to fall into place and I could follow the story much easier - I would read a passage and find myself remembering how it fits in with something I read a lot earlier in the book.

And all in all, it's a really good story - not on a par with his previous two books, but I'm glad I stuck with it in the end!

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