I had not liked his previous book too much; had been put off by the style mostly. This book I liked very much. It is about two young adults who fall in love and then have to leave their city as refugees.
Some people did not like the doors in the book - I loved the doors. They helped put emphasis on the couple and their relationship rather than on the journeys refugees have to undertake. Hamid, I think, wanted to focus on what a person becomes when they are forced to leave their life behind.
I would recommend this book. It is a bit long winded at times but I did not mind that and appreciated his style quite a bit.