Review by nmervosh
May, 09 2011
Pros: Excellent writing, psychology thrilling, interesting plot, descriptive details.
Cons: Ending could have been developed more, names are confusing to remember.
Review by rmurray847
June, 01 2008
Pros: Wonderful characters in a fascinating setting.
Cons: A final third that's a little too contrived
Review by carstairs38
October, 24 2007
Pros: Real characters and vivid writing
Cons: Predictable and slow story; not a culturally rich as I hoped
Review by BaronSamedi3
March, 17 2007
Pros: Engaging narrative about Afghani culture in the first part
Cons: One ridiculous twist after another - becomes laughable before too long
Review by grkesq
January, 30 2007
Pros: A novel that has historical background.
Cons: There are no negative concerns.
Review by roshana
January, 11 2007
Pros: Bringing Hazaras to the world.
Cons: Pigeonholing Hazaras.
Review by vdeevanna
October, 14 2006
Pros: Will make people analyze their own friendships.
Cons: Might make you cry...
Review by popsrocks
August, 08 2006
Pros: Compelling read
Cons: the end wrapped up too quickly.
Review by pearannoyed
June, 22 2006
Pros: A very human story of guilt and redemption
Cons: At times difficult to read
Review by daveilha
April, 03 2006
Pros: Well-written and highly engrossing.
Cons: The young boy suffers needlessly in the end.
Review by epi_member
April, 02 2006
Cons: That's all.
Review by arjita
November, 22 2005
Pros: Very engrossing tale, will give you a new perspective on a tough world.
Cons: Too many coincidences. Some loose ends.
Review by grandgram
October, 14 2005
Pros: Explains Afghanistan culture and life of Baba the father and his son Amir.
Cons: Some violence was necessary to explain the country during a trying time.
Review by Javelina
August, 10 2005
Pros: Beautifully written, interesting/unique plot and characters, moving story, suspenseful
Review by bohdankot
August, 01 2005
Pros: One learns about Afghanistan's recent troubles through the lives of ordinary humans experiencing them.
Cons: Some parts of the ending may seem to come together too perfectly.
Review by deenaf
July, 24 2005
Pros: Interesting and easy read. Completely different than any other book I've read.
Cons: Not a single one!
Review by jc_hall
May, 18 2005
Pros: a riveting story; well-written; utterly believable characters
Cons: so realistic it's harrowing (not really a con, but maybe not for the faint-hearted?)
Review by sujanpatel
April, 21 2005
Pros: Colorful and lasting descriptions. The narrator's genuine introspection. Love the ironic ending.
Cons: none really
Review by macendan
February, 14 2005
Pros: Learned so much about a culture that was totally unknown to me.
Cons: None--I just didn't want the story to end.
Review by lyagushka
February, 11 2005
Pros: Well-developed and believable characters, nearly great writing
Cons: The ending is slightly weaker than the rest of the book.
Review by heidifromoz
February, 08 2005
Pros: Beautifully written, engaging and moving; well-rounded characters; fascinating look at Afghanistan past and present.