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A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

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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 Afghanistan history and a deeply moving story of family, friendship, faith, and the salvation to be found in love.



  • I just couldn't connect with this book, mainly because the narration felt incredibly artificial. The narrator used a monotonous tone and rhythm throughout the entire story, making it challenging for me to engage with the characters and immerse myself in the plot. It's been over six months since I started listening to this book, and in that time, I've managed to finish six other books. Considering the overwhelmingly positive reviews, I had high hopes for this one, but unfortunately, it didn't bring me the same level of enjoyment.
  • Yesterday, on October 1, 2012, a tragic incident unfolded in Afghanistan. A woman lost her life due to accusations of adultery, while her male partner faced no consequences. This heart-wrenching event was juxtaposed with a news segment that showcased the joyous faces of young orphaned girls, members of the first-ever girls' soccer team in Afghanistan, reveling in their freedom to simply be girls and play the sport they love. This stark contrast offers a glimpse into the harsh realities of life and death in Afghanistan, a glimpse that can also be found within the pages of A Thousand Splendid Suns. The author's prose in this book is both simple and exquisite, capturing the essence of the story with grace. If you enjoyed reading The Kite Runner, chances are you will find this book equally captivating and worthwhile.
  • The story in 'A Thousand Splendid Suns' is incredibly moving. The writing is exquisite and the narrator does a fantastic job of immersing you in war-ravaged Afghanistan. The characters come to life before your eyes as you listen. The two women in the story find themselves trapped by the laws of the Muslim world, but through their difficult decisions, they prove that they are the masters of their own destiny. It's hard to fathom having the same level of courage as them. The author imparts valuable lessons about the true and enduring aspects of human nature, even in the face of violence, chaos, rejection, misery, and hardship.