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  • Title: A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • Author: Khaled Hosseini
  • ISBN: 9781594489501
  • Page: 139
  • Format: Hardcover
  • At once an incredible chronicle of thirty years of Afghan history and a deeply moving story of family, friendship, faith, and the salvation to be found in love.Propelled by the same superb instinct for storytelling that made The Kite Runner a beloved classic, A Thousand Splendid Suns is at once an incredible chronicle of thirty years of Afghan history, and a deeply movingAt once an incredible chronicle of thirty years of Afghan history and a deeply moving story of family, friendship, faith, and the salvation to be found in love.Propelled by the same superb instinct for storytelling that made The Kite Runner a beloved classic, A Thousand Splendid Suns is at once an incredible chronicle of thirty years of Afghan history, and a deeply moving story of family, friendship, faith, and the salvation to be found in love Born a generation apart and with very different ideas about love and family, Mariam and Laila are two women brought jarringly together by war, by loss and by fate As they endure the ever escalating dangers around them in their home as well as in the streets of Kabul they come to form a bond that makes them both sisters and mother daughter to each other, and that will ultimately alter the course not just of their own lives but of the next generation With heart wrenching power and suspense, Hosseini shows how a woman s love for her family can move her to shocking and heroic acts of self sacrifice, and that in the end it is love or even the memory of love that is often the key to survival.
    A Thousand Splendid Suns At once an incredible chronicle of thirty years of Afghan history and a deeply moving story of family friendship faith and the salvation to be found in love Propelled by the same superb instinct fo

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    1. For the last two months I have been putting off reading this book For starters, I bought the book at an airport in Taiwan, which meant it didn t have a due date which meant it took a backseat to many books that I didn t have the luxury of reading whenever.Additionally, because I ve heard so much about this book already, I almost didn t want to read it at all I ve heard that it s depressing, that it s not as good as The Kite Runner, and that it s basically a novel about the brutal treatment of wo [...]

    2. August 2007I was riding in a cab in Bombay recently, and a bookseller on foot approached me at a traffic light with a stack of books I did my best not to look at the boy, but I couldn t help it He was waving several books in my face and something caught my eye I thought my glance was discreet, but he saw me look and it was game over The light turned green right then and the boy starts running with the cab yelling Memsahib Memsahib We re picking up speed I m so scared he s going to get his foot r [...]

    3. Like diamonds and roses hidden under bomb rubble, this is a story of intense beauty and strength buried under the surface of the cruel and capricious life imposed upon two Afghani women.She remembered Nana saying once that each snowflake was a sigh heaved by an aggrieved woman somewhere in the world That all the sighs drifted up the sky, gathered into clouds, then broke into tiny pieces that fell silently on the people below As a reminder of how people like us suffer, she d said How quietly we e [...]

    4. It s apparently becoming something of a tradition for me to trash books that are not only widely loved and praised, but were specifically recommended to me by friends Khaled Hosseini s A Thousand Splended Suns, I m sorry to say, is going to get the same treatment Forgive me, Rose Splendid Suns has been so widely read by this point, I won t bother recounting the story, and instead simply list my objections Hosseini seems incapable of creating characters with much depth to them E.M Forster, in Asp [...]

    5. I have never cried while reading a book,like I Did while reading this one It is the story of poor, uneducated women who have to endure the hardships of life The horrors and terrors that a lot of women have gone through during certain period in Afghanistan, the war torn country ,and the narration through the lives of two women Mariam and LailaGoing through All kinds of Physical abuse of hitting, kicking and slapping ,brutal beating ,etc.Struggling the cruel extremely sadistic Rasheed, And sufferi [...]

    6. To my editor Khaled here As I was reviewing my final draft of A Thousand Splendid Suns, some questions occurred to me.1 Could I make the characters any less complex Despite my efforts, I feel I haven t fully achieved the one dimensionality my readers seemed to love in The Kite Runner Specifically, I m afraid I may have given Rassan one or two potentially sympathetic moments early on despite his overall abusive personality although I than make up for it I don t know whether my readers can handle [...]

    7. It was a warm, sunny day in Montenegro and I was about to set out on a boat trip I felt certain that a combination of sightseeing and the people I was with would keep me from having much time to read, but I packed a book anyway just in case there was time for a chapter or two in between stops A Thousand Splendid Suns happened to be that book And at the end of the day, when I staggered off that boat, blinking at my sudden exposure to reality, it wasn t because I d been mesmerised by the stunning [...]

    8. This novel is about two wonderful, brave , intelligent and resolute women Mariam and Laila, their optimistic dreams, aspirations, boundless love yet dehumanized, in perilous, merciless, Afghanistan continually suffering degradation, during the tumultuous years, in the long, sad history , of that troubled, war ravished nation, Mariam, born out of wedlock, in Herat, to a wealthy man, lecherous Jalil, and Nana, she was a maid at his house, he had already three wives, and soon ten other children, se [...]

    9. Suns is part historical fiction, part social commentary and part kick in the throat storytelling A friend of mine said that Suns is a metaphor for Afghanistan but I found it illustrative of Afghanistan s weary and violent history I found it brutally educational When I had studied in Germany in 1987, I lived in an international dormitory I asked my neighbor, Hyder, where he was from, he leaned in to me with a devilish grin and hissed Afghanistan While others found this amusing, the effect was com [...]

    10. I started this book with high expectations I had been overwhelmed with every conceivable emotion when I read the Kite Runner and just couldn t believe that his second book, A Thousand Splendid Suns , could possibly be as good.So it was with trepidation and yet excitement that I read this book I had left the last dozen or so pages to read until the following morning, as I didn t want to quite let it go, and as I sat there at 7 a.m on the terrace, with a cup of coffee in my hand, I slowly finished [...]

    11. I didn t know whether to keep on reading or DNF this book I didn t know if I should give it 5 stars or 2 The thing is, I cannot abide extreme hardship, pain, and suffering on behalf of the characters that are in the books I read.I m certain that this is to be the last book I d read this year And what a book did it prove to be The mind reels at the barbarism that can be eked from such perverted ways of thinking Reason, rationality are out of the window.I know I haven t mentioned the plot or who a [...]

    12. A Thousand Splendid Suns, Khaled Hosseini 2007 2008 1386 461 9789647425384 21 1387 488 9789648155297 21 1386 451 9789648831879 1387 1388 1389 1393 428 9786005205503 1394 407 9786009484492 1386 464 9789641740070 1387 1386 433 9789643623920 1389 487 9789642911158 1386 447 9789642981038 1389 320 9789642569939 1386 432 9789643285623

    13. All citizens must pray five times a day All men must grow beards All women must stay inside at all times No woman, under any circumstances, may show her face Singing is forbidden.Dancing is forbidden.Playing cards, playing chess, gambling and kite flying are forbidden.Writing books, watching films and painting pictures are forbidden.Cosmetics are forbidden.Jewelry is forbidden.Women will not wear charming clothes.Women will not speak unless spoken to.Women will not laugh in public.Girls are forb [...]

    14. Beutifully Written, Poignant and moving A novel that deserves to be read and re read.I first read A Thousand Splendid Suns in 2010 and was so moved by the story of Marian and Laila that I planned on re reading it within a year but the best laid plans and all thatFinally came up in an online book group read and just couldnt wait to read it again to see would I react the say way as I did seven years ago.A Thousand Splendid Suns is an incredible chronicle of thirty years of Afghan history and a dee [...]

    15. At 15, while I was still playing jack stones or watching Japanese anime, the girls in the story perpetually worried that any day they would be given away to some stranger in marriage While I complained about the heat during bedtime, these girls feared they would wake up tomorrow without a home and a family or worse, would not wake up altogether What hurt me most is the thought that although the characters and settings may be fictional, the events in the entire story did take place in Afghanistan [...]

    16. Though not as popular as Khaled Hosseini s The Kite Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns is an extremely important novel with a huge number of interesting themes which are explored in its rather short amount of pages In this family saga and moving tale of friendship, hate and love at the same time, Hosseini abbreviates several decades of important history into a fictional story spanning than thirty years.It s a depressing novel, consisting of a rather dark atmosphere and many chapters which will le [...]

    17. Book ReviewA Thousand Splendid SunsBy Khaled HosseiniReviewed by Tom CarricoIt s amazing that this author has the 1 fiction paperback The Kite Runner and the 1 fiction hardback A Thousand Splendid Suns on The New York Times bestseller list The Kite Runner has sold over four millions copies since its release in 2003 It is a hauntingly written novel set in war torn Afghanistan It is exceptionally well plotted and opens the window on a part of the world that very few of us are familiar with The two [...]

    18. a good story it was easy to read and went really quickly liberal white women will love this book thank allah i m an uptight radical hosseini was disappointing for me for several reasons1 this text and the kite runner are touted for their brave and unapologetic look at the hidden lives of those suffering maybe surviving in the predominantly taliban controlled era afghanistan whatever this is the same story is the same story is the same story i think the one woman even gets to paint her fingernail [...]

    19. I loved The Kite Runner, but A Thousand Splendid Suns is even better This book is described as breathtaking, and I have to say that is a teensy bit of an understatement There were times, reading this, when I literally couldn t breathe, and felt like the bottom had dropped out of my stomach But this story is beautiful, and enlightening and hopeful even through all the gritty, heart wrenching, almost physically painful emotional rawness of it I am surprised at how well Hosseini writes from a woman [...]

    20. I honestly feel like no review I could ever write would do this book justice Within the first 20 pages I had fallen for Hosseini s compelling writing, I felt inspired by the wonderfully brave characters, and I learnt A LOT An utterly astonishing, beautiful and heart breaking read And one of my new all time favourites.I cannot put into words how deeply this book has affected me, and for now that s all I really have to say.

    21. 4.5 All day, this poem about Kabul has been bouncing around in my head Saib e Tabrizi wrote it back in the seventeenth century, I think I used to know the whole poem, but all I can remember now is two lines One could not count the moons that shimmer on her roofs, Or the thousand splendid suns that hide behind her walls So reminisces Laila s father, a free thinking professor in Kabul when Laila was a child He is a champion of women s learning, talks about the universities, the women who are docto [...]

    22. Kabul, AfghanistanOne could not count the moons that shimmer on her roofs,Or the thousand splendid suns that hide behind her walls Saib e TabriziI cannot write a proper review of this book By the end, I was weeping so that it was difficult to see the words on the page, they swam before my eyes I would stop, clear my eyes, stop crying, pick up the book and almost immediately proceed to cry again I cannot remember the last time a book hit me at such an emotional level I read Hosseini s And the Mou [...]

    23. After reading the book I was speechless for about two hours It was as though I was unceremoniously dropped back into my life after a volatile flight in a time machine which took me unexpectedly to Afghanistan I met Miriam, Laila, Rasheed, Tariq gentle, brutal, sadistic, happy, sad people in one place ordinary people, who make mistakes, like you and me.I was thinking about the 9 11 attack on the Twin Towers and the media coverage it received all over the globe and the outrage the rest of the worl [...]

    24. Oh my god, this book Where do I start The picturesque scenery The nuanced characters The well thought out story line See, that s the thing I loved everything about this book, and that does not happen often The book is so beautiful, my reading experience was surreal There is no doubt that Khaled Hosseini is a master of the written word His language is simple, yet the sheer beauty of it is astounding Yes, beauty I think that is the perfect word to describe this book Not good, not great, not even e [...]

    25. A Thousand Splendid Suns, Khaled Hosseini 2007 2008 1386 461 9789647425384 21 1387 488 9789648155297 21 1386 451 9789648831879 1387 1388 1389 1393 428 9786005205503 1394 407 9786009484492 1386 464 9789641740070 1387 1386 433 9789643623920 1389 487 9789642911158 1386 447 9789642981038 1389 320 9789642569939 1386 432 9789643285623

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