Thousand Splendid Suns (Random- US)
A brave honorable big hearted book The Washington Post A Thousand Splendid Suns is an ambitious work Once again the setting is Afghanistan but this time Hosseini has taken the last thirty three years of that country s tumultuous history of war and oppression and told it on an intimate scale through the lives of two women The New York Times Absolutely compelling on every level It s nearly impossible for a novel a work of fantasy and fabrication to deliver a formidable blow a pounding of the senses a reeling so staggering that we are convinced the characters and their dilemmas are genuine Such a persuasion is particularly difficult when the setting is Afghanistan a country and culture many see as too strange for recognition for empathy But that s what Khaled Hosseini does again and again in A Thousand Splendid Suns Chicago Sun Times Khaled Hosseini has a storytelling gift He offers us the sweep of historic upheavals narrated with the intimacy of family and village life Los Angeles Times This engaging heartbreaking novel soars The Atlanta Journal Constitution
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Miss reviewed on 26 Jul 2020
Such a beautiful read. You might need to keep some tissues within reach.
anonymous reviewed on 4 Dec 2020
I actually have read this book and wanted my own copy. I looked around and found the price a bit high. I thought TBC would be just as high, but the price was amazing and affordable. The next book I purchase, I will check with TBC first.
Nathan reviewed on 19 Jun 2021
Fantastic tale on oppression of illegitimate naive girl by close people who are supposed to provide and enlighten her. Religion comes in pushing more suffering than offering refuge to the poor. I hate illegitimate girl is not given opportunity for education yet other kids of same age are in school.