Book Review – A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

The story starts with Miriam a young girl, the illegitimate daughter of a wealthy businessman, living a secluded life with her mother on the outskirts of Herat, Afghanistan. Mariam, grows to womanhood, and is forced into marriage with Rasheed and moves to the unfamiliar surroundings of Kabul where we are introduced to Laila. Laila is just nine years old and lives near to Miriam. She has been brought up by her father who has provided Laila with a loving upbringing and good education.

Events in the women’s lives are destined to merge. The story gives the reader an insight into life as a woman in Kabul and the oppression and struggles under the Soviet occupation, followed by the Taliban rule. Khaled Hosseini draws you in with the development of the characters so much you feel the emotion, joys and pains as it unravels in this classic novel.

a-thousand-splendid-suns-facebook-coverKhaled Hosseini is author of the best selling novel The Kite Runner and does not disappoint with A Thousand Splendid Suns. This is an exceptionally gripping and brilliantly crafted read that you will not be able to put down.

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I highly recommend this book, with my star rating of 11 out of 10, and one you should definitely add to your list of ‘must reads’.

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3 thoughts on “Book Review – A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

  1. After reading Kite Runner, I was upset for a more than a couple of days. I couldn’t even bring myself to watch the movie fully. That is the only reason I have been avoiding this book. But it is on my to-reads list in Goodreads. Someday.

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  2. I found this a very harrowing book in many ways. Miriam’s sacrifice shocked me and almost moved me to tears. For me, this was better than “The Kite Runner” although not as well written as “And the Mountains Echoed”. I find it strange that “The Kite Runner” seems to have received the most praise with its Hollywood style and paced ‘rescue’ sequence.

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