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The Patience Stone

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2012

    Very interesting

    Very short simple but captivalting book. I could not put it down! I read the ending 3 times and stil am a little confused on what happened? Very scandalous, nail biting bite definitely worth a read.

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  • Posted February 8, 2012

    I Would Recommend this book to ALL American woman.

    This is one of those books that makes you glad to be American. We Americans complain about how bad off we are. This book and others like it make me grateful to be an American.

    I also have new respect for Afghani woman who must endure this barbaric system.

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  • Posted October 27, 2010

    The writing is very lyrical, sometimes almost sounding like poetic prose.

    The Patience Stone, also called Syngue Sabour, is said to absorb the grief of people who confess to it. This concept is used as a strong metaphor in this brief but powerful story. A woman sits vigil over her comatose husband. He was injured in Afghanistan fighting in a jihad. As she waits, often hiding from marauding soldiers, seeking shelter from bombs, and vaguely caring for her young daughter, she talks to her husband. This one-sided conversation is the heart of the book. She is at turns angry and resentful over his abandonment and mistreatment of her, then loving and beseeching his forgiveness, then defiantly confessing her sins. Her voice comes across as raw and authentic and her pain is sometimes difficult to hear. The writing is very lyrical, sometimes almost sounding like poetic prose. I listened to this book on audio. The reader, Atiq Rahimi, does a fantastic job, her voice rising harsh and hysterical at times and dropping low and soothing at others, matching the story perfectly.

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  • Posted April 5, 2010

    I just could not put my ereader down!

    I read this book honestly because of Khalid Hosseini's introduction. But as I went on reading it, I could not put the book down.It is a true depiction of how woman in India, Pakistan and Afghanistan feel. They rarely get a chance to express themselves to their husbands.

    Great Job and a awesome plot!

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