From my web site:
I picked up this book on the recommendation of a trusted friend. I got the audio version and just finished it in May, 2006.
This book is truly a moving and meaningful experience. I was led through a range of emotional reactions to the characters, the story and, ultimately, to life and the unyielding bedrock of pain, betrayal, injustice and suffering that it is built upon and that binds humanity into brotherhood.
Hosseini's writing is lucid and powerful - not too much not too little. This is the kind of writing that could bridge the gap between the largely inaccessible realm of "literary fiction" (think James Joyce and Ulysses) and popular fiction (think John Grisham or Robert Ludlum).