Book – A Thousand Splendid Suns
Author – Khaled Hosseini
Publisher – Bloomsbury
Ratings – 4.5/5
‘The first and the foremost thing which I want to mention regarding this book is that it is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! I don’t think any other word will be more adequate for describing my love for this book.
Khaled Hosseini starts his book with the word ‘harami’ ( a bastard child) and that word spiked my curiousity to read further and know further but as the story developed and I travelled through the life of Mariam I felt so many emotions, with sympathy and sorrow never leaving my side. At times I had to stop reading and sigh showing Khaled’s great skill as a writer of making us feel every word feel so deeply.
The entire childhood of Mariam till her marriage took me on a nostalgic ride, with so many lines that are now forever etched in my mind. And the surprise that it was not just the life of Mariam but also Laila was such a delight.
There is a certain beauty in which he writes the tale of woe and weaves it with hope. He painted Afghanistan that I have never seen but every aspect of it was deeply felt in my soul. Reading ‘A Thousand Splendid Suns’ will make you question so many things. It was not just a book for me, it was life in whose breath I survived.
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