Book Review: A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Historical fiction has not been a genre I have read a lot of over the years. This book was highly recommended to me by a co-worker, so I gave it a go. And OMG…. am I glad I did. One of the best novels I have read over the course of my 35+ years of reading. This novel made me straight up ugly cry. I can think of only one other novel that made me cry like this that didn’t involve the death of a pet & that was Les Miserables.

The story takes place over the course of thirty years in Afghanistan, a history of which I was not familiar, covering from the Soviet invasion to post-Taliban rebuilding. We follow the lives of two women & their experiences during these volatile times. Not only do we follow the jarring aspects of survival in a war torn country, but survival as women with no choices & no control over their lives.

It is a heartbreaking story & one I highly recommend reading.

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3 Comments on “Book Review: A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

  1. it’s an excellent resource!A lot of useful info and handy tips, thanks a lot =)


  2. It is my favourite book. This book made me cry . Reading Khaled Hosseini books is such a raw experience always.

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