I did not like this book as much as I thought I would. This is not due to the writing, which I thought was lyrical and poetic. Nor is it lacking in storyline or character development. The Swallows of Kabul is an eloquent, horrifying glimpse into the world oppressed by Taliban fanaticism. One question, though: What happened to Zunaira? We are left to assume that she vanished into complete anonymity, the thing she most feared, but still . . . .
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars