I did like this book, I really did but I’m not sure I feel as strong about it as a lot of people seem to. My friend lent this to me with A Thousand Splendid Suns and said they were the best books she had read this year. I, unfortunately do not feel the same, but I did like them sure.
I found the main character, Amir, very tough to get to like especially in the beginning. He is so needlessly mean to Hassan. Some parts in the book are tough to read and so saddening and I found it a bit much that the man who abuses Hassan at the start goes on to abuse Hassan’s son? Like give the poor man a break!
It’s a moving book and it’s a story well told but I just felt like it was a bit too depressing. It would have been nice to have a happy moment in there somewhere.
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