How have I missed this spectacular book by Khaled Hosseini until now? This is the heartbreaking, beautiful story of Amir and Hassan, two boys raised in the same Afghan household, but worlds apart. Amir is the privileged heir; Hassan is his servant. The story that follows is terribly painful to read, but worth every single paragraph. The book is full of the beauty and violence of a country, a father/son relationship, a friendship, a marriage, a community, a childhood--there is just so much to this book. The writing itself is superb, and the ending is truthful but gratifying. I'd put this on my Top 20 list, if I had such a thing.