- Taschenbuch: 466 Seiten
- Verlag: Bloomsbury UK; Auflage: UK open market ed (1. April 2014)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 1408850052
- ISBN-13: 978-1408850053
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 11,2 x 3 x 17,8 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 80 Kundenrezensionen
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 9.499 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
And the Mountains Echoed (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 1. April 2014
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A story of love, separation, friendship, compassion, exile, memory and the troubled history of Afghanistan, spanning three continents and 60 years... Hosseini is a master storyteller and his characters brim with life... This novel will not disappoint his many admirers -- Paul Dunn * The Times * Hosseini's evocative tales don't just capture hearts, they break them * Glamour * I defy any critics less high-minded than, say, F.R. Leavis not to enjoy the sheer zest with which Hosseini goes about his business here - or admire the unhurried confidence with which he sweeps through the years. And if they do admit that resistance is futile and allow their heartstrings to be shamelessly tugged, they might spot something else as well: in its admittedly unsubtle way, the novel gives a thorough airing to the central question of whether it's better to stay true to your roots or rise above them ... Let's face it, Hosseini is a master storyteller -- James Walton * Spectator * Fascinating and moving * Stylist * A profoundly moving story of how families love, betray, honour and make sacrifices for each other * Woman & Home * We defy you not to cry * Asos * Yes, there will be tears * InStyle * Heart warming and beautiful * Essentials * Clever and moving * Easy Living * Hosseini pulls off his usual - impressive - trick of breaking your heart and leaving you smiling -- Helen Brown * Daily Telegraph * Tremendously moving -- Omid Djalili * Daily Express * Touching and epic * Sunday Telegraph * A worthy successor ... Part of Hosseini's effectiveness as a storyteller is the way he draws on universal signifiers of myth and symbol ... In mining such truths about human experience, Hosseini digs deep and brings up diamonds -- Rachel Hore * Independent on Sunday * A touching story of love across time and continents * Sunday Express * Takes you on an irresistible treasure trail of stories from Kabul to Paris, via San Francisco and the Greek island of Tinos ... Hosseini's characters are beautifully drawn ... For a novel that will change how you judge yourself and others, it has to be Hosseini -- Sarah Pyper * Stylist * I was looking forward to sinking into the lush narrative of Khaled Hosseini's And the Mountains Echoed ... Hosseini's book is an absorbing read. His characters are nuanced and their overlapping narratives stay with you. It's a heartbreaking and beautifully told story of sibling love and loss -- Emma Rion * Stylist * The key to Hosseini's story-telling is to keep us constantly guessing ... Hosseini has a gift for lyrical description, but the chief merit of his style is a simplicity that allows him to go straight to the heart. He has written a magnificent, compassionate, life-affirming novel -- Anthony Gardner * Mail on Sunday * A beautifully narrated tale ... It is impossible to read Hosseini's novels without feeling at times that your heart is being ripped out and yet somehow you finish the novel feeling as if you have been given a very special gift -- Lizzy Greenhalgh * Lady * A heartbreaking story of enduring sibling love * Good Housekeeping * Hosseini goes straight to the heart of the matter in this magnificent, compassionate, life-affirming novel * Irish Mail * His third engrossing tale of life, love, hope, despair and redemption set against the backdrop of war-ravaged Afghanistan ... The novel's poignant, bitter-sweet conclusion will almost certainly bring tears to your eyes - devotees of the emotionally charged Kite Runner would expect no less -- Kath Whitbourn * Daily Mail * Emotionally wrenching -- Luisa Metcalfe * Scottish Daily Express * He is a master of that principle: get your readers where they want to go, but not in the way they expect ... And the Mountains Echoed charges its readers for the emotional particles they are, giving them what they want with a narrative facility as great as any blockbusting author alive -- Alexander Linklater * Observer * This is a shamelessly enjoyable book -- Philip Hensher * Guardian * He brings a real, human Afghanistan to life in a way that endless news stories about bombs and the Taliban can't ... The mountains echo with the voices and events from the past and the ripples extend outwards beyond the final page -- Luisa Metcalfe * Daily Express * His most assured and emotionally gripping story yet ... Succeed[s] in spinning his characters' lives into a deeply affecting choral work is a testament both to his intimate knowledge of their inner lives and to his power as an old-fashioned storyteller -- Michiko Kakutani * International Herald Tribune * And the Mountains Echoed opens like a thunderclap...From this dramatic opening spins a constellation of star-crossed characters...Love, Hosseini seems to say, is the great leveller, cutting through language, class, and identity. No one in this gripping novel is immune to its impact * O - The Oprah Magazine * Hosseini plants seeds and uncovers secrets with the sure hand of a master storyteller. His tales leave a lingering, haunting impression * Metro * His best yet * Scotsman * This universality and humanity may well be why millions of readers devour Hosseini's books. I read And the Mountains Echoed in a single sitting - it is an absorbing read from a master storyteller * Financial Times * An exquisitely rendered study of familial bonds ... And the Mountains Echoed moves deftly between generations and countries ... The novel is a dizzying array of voices and places that allows the reader to luxuriate in Hosseini's rich, textured language. Hosseini is a masterful storyteller * Literary Review * Heartbreaking * Grazia * A profoundly moving novel, undoubtedly one of the year's highlights. It is also Mr Hosseini's best and most ambitious work yet * Irish Examiner *
So, then. You want a story and I will tell you one...Afghanistan, 1952. Abdullah and his sister Pari live in the small village of Shadbagh. To Abdullah, Pari, as beautiful and sweet-natured as the fairy for which she was named, is everything. More like a parent than a brother, Abdullah will do anything for her, even trading his only pair of shoes for a feather for her treasured collection. Each night they sleep together in their cot, their skulls touching, their limbs tangled. One day the siblings journey across the desert to Kabul with their father. Pari and Abdullah have no sense of the fate that awaits them there, for the event which unfolds will tear their lives apart; sometimes a finger must be cut to save the hand.Alle Produktbeschreibungen
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It starts out with two siblings who are really close, being seperated for financial reasons of their widowed father. He gives the daughter, Pari, away to a wealthy couple in Kabul who can't have children on their own. The two siblings, Pari and Abdullah, won't be able to see each other any more. After this first chapter of the book, it all gets mixed up, each chapter being its own short story of someone connected to one of the two siblings in some way. Each short story reveals some detail about the whereabouts of one of the two siblings over the next 6 decades, but still tells its own tale as it goes on. Tales of heartbreak, love, broken promises and family. For me, I had to put down the book after each chapter, having to let it settle in, because each story is so rich.
I don't want to give away too much, but the whole book, which gets off track sometimes for really good reasons, is a masterpiece. After all, it tells a tale which takes place over a time span of 60 years. People here have been complaining about the waning end of the book. I can't agree with this. It only occured to me several hours after finishing the book what a magnificent link Mr. Hosseini has set here. If I would comment on this link, I would just spoil the novel. Read it yourself and find out, you will know it's worth it with every chapter you preceed in this novel.
"And the mountains echoed" ist nichts für Leser, die Spannung oder Action erwarten oder die eine in sich geschlossene Story mit klassischer dramaturgischer Aufteilung lesen möchten. Dieser Roman ist leise, nicht reißerisch, sondern gefühlvoll und dabei sehr menschlich. Ich kann nur empfehlen, sich darauf einzulassen.
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