I finished reading “And the Mountains Echoed” by Khaled Hosseini. January was a success for keeping resolutions! Unfortunately, I didn’t enjoy this book as much as I had hoped I would. I liked “The Kite Runner” and LOVED “A Thousand Splendid Suns”. This one had a solid start for me: tears by the second chapter. Somewhere down the road, it just lost me.
I have a harder time enjoying something that has this book’s kind of structure. I don’t have a problem with switching between narrators. I just like to not switch between narrators for every section of a book. Some of the stories were very moving, and they were all well written. Despite the stories all being connected in some way, I just didn’t feel the connection with all of the characters. I wanted a more streamlined story, and I wanted to dig further into just one or two stories rather than skimming the surface of a bunch of different stories.
Regardless, that’s one book down. Now I just have to figure out what to read next. Suggestions?