rating: 3 of 5 stars
Although Hosseini's images and characterizations were beautiful and mesmerizing of Afghanistan, I didn't like Amir (the main character). I thought he was selfish and weak and not much of a hero. There were some contrived plot elements, too, and Hosseini was very heavy-handed with his themes of redemption and loss. However, besides these flaws, Hosseini didn't mess up the book's ending. I did get a copy of A Thousand Splendid Suns and look forward to seeing if it's a better book than this one.
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