4.5 Had me in tears! merrymeet | 27/04/2012 | See all merrymeet's reviews (9) I took a chance with this book. I've never read one of Khaled Hosseini's books before, and war stories are completely out of my comfort zone. As a general rule, they bore me. This, however, is much more than just a war story. The writing is beautifully descriptive, and it drew me in and made me really care about the characters. By the end of the book I was crying. It's well worth buying.