Tuesday, January 29, 2008

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

Rating: 3.3.3
Recommended audience: Adult
Category: Historical, romance

This was an incredible book. Set in Afghanistan, beginning in 1969 and ending sometime in the last few years, this book tells the story of two women of two different generations and how they come together. I won't give anymore information away. It is not free of sexual content, violence, or profanity as you can see from my rating but none of it is overly graphic or gratuitous in my opinion. I think some may be bothered by the content but if you can handle a 3 rating I would definitely recommend this book. It is very sad but I feel that the story ends with hope for a better future in Afghanistan. Hosseini writes so well and I'm anxious to read Kite Runner and I look forward to his future books.


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akamom said...

I really liked this book. I bought it at the airport and the whole 5 hr flight just disappeared. I gave it to two co-workers who also liked it a lot. I have a whole different perspective on that part of the world.

Anonymous said...

I recently found your blog and am jotting down some suggestions for my own book club! I also loved A Thousand Splendid Suns, which we read as a book club selection one month. I felt that the book was a poem for Afghanistan. It's clear that Hosseini mourns for his country. It's tragic and beautiful.