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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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Ready to Start 2016

Made it! Survived January, what a month and I am kind of glad it is over with the loss of so many great celebs and Terry finishing off the list. RIP Terry and thank you for all the pleasure and good you have spread around this world.

Now back to normal, no more ‘Dry January’ as we hit boozie February. No I have promise I will be good. It is 8am 1st February and I still have not had a drink so I consider myself to be doing very well. Productivity is my word for the New Year. Big plans for 2016 with lots of short stories and flash fiction to come over the next couple of months and I target by the end of the year to have my first novel ready. Ready for editing at least but hopefully a little further down the line

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Also signed up for the A- Z April challenge where I will blog every day of April to a related letter A – Z. With only twenty six days in April it fits perfectly – maybe.

So I must be off now to start writing and try and find the key to the drinks cabinet. Where did I put it!