Monday, July 30, 2007

Review: A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

BOOK: A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
Genre: Literary Fiction
Rating: A, bordering on A+

This is my first official book read for the Something About Me Challenge. I know it's not quite August, when the challenge is supposed to start, but this book is due at the library this week, so I read it this weekend.... mostly all day Sunday and then dreamed about it all night last night!

Wow! What a painful, painful story! I knew it would be, but still, it's so hard to read about this stuff happening to the people in Afganistan. What great, strong women these characters were! I just want to cheer for them. This author sure knows how to write emotion. Great book!


  1. I'm sure this book is excellent, but I'm not sure I can handle the violence. (I almost couldn't handle Kite Runner.) Glad you enjoyed it, though.

  2. I say go for it. The story is amazingly uplifting in the end, so it's all worth it! And he writes more with emotion then with graphically discribing the situation, which, yes, is still hard, but easier to handle I think.



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