I'm on page 107, and so far, thank you God, this second novel is living up to what made The Kite Runner such a great story. To anyone who has not read The Kite Runner, do so (and if you picked it up and were bored by the beginning, then you are forgiven; but no more, go back, wade through the opening pages, and read it), for it is an exceptional novel. To anyone who has read The Kite Runner, go out and pick this book up, and to hell with whatever you're reading now. Recently I started Cloud Atlas and died from boredom, Heart-Shaped Box, and died from boredom, and then, a book with such praise, The Road, but died from annoyance of a doom and gloom writer with a horribly boring writing style and annoying way of telling a tale (yes, I'm pointing fingers right now, bare with me). But now, Khaled Hosseini's second novel is finally here. Do yourself a favor, get the **** off your computer, and go pick it up.