I know, I said my next book would be a Murakami. I had borrowed this book from a friend in Colorado whom I would visit this week. Hence wanted to finish reading this before I return it. The writer is a Doctor now settled in California. His writing style is good and so far am liking the book. Will update the post as I progress further into the book.
The book was also made into a 2007 film of same name.
Update: I finished the book. Its very touching, and well written. One can really understand the effect of Taliban in Afghanistan on common people’s lives. Its tragic, but sadly true. I definitely recommend this book.