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A Thousand Splendid Suns

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38 out of 40 people found this review helpful.

A Thousand Splendid Suns

This book is equally as good, and as haunting, as Kite Runner. This time the story is about two Afghani women. Life in Afghanistan is wretched enough, but to be a Muslim woman in Afghanistan can be lethal, especially after the Taliban come to power. This book is beautif...
This book is equally as good, and as haunting, as Kite Runner. This time the story is about two Afghani women. Life in Afghanistan is wretched enough, but to be a Muslim woman in Afghanistan can be lethal, especially after the Taliban come to power. This book is beautifully written and at times difficult to read, but it's also difficult to put down. Mariam and Laila are wonderfully-drawn characters that will stay with me forever. They made me know just how lucky I am to be an American woman, and how unfortunate life can be for Muslim women in Muslim countries. This book will break your heart, but it will also put it back together again. Highly recommended.

posted by 1Katherine1 on September 5, 2009

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3 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

boring

I am 200 pages through and am finally putting this one down. I loved The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns received great reviews on this site; so, I kept plowing through it expecting it to get better and it never did. I have never written a book review before ...
I am 200 pages through and am finally putting this one down. I loved The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns received great reviews on this site; so, I kept plowing through it expecting it to get better and it never did. I have never written a book review before even though I have been a reader for 15+ years. I feel like the book has been stalled for some time in the same little house with the same three characters going over the same issues. I definitely prefer character development over plot; so, this should have been a good one for me. It was a let down and the first book in years that I do not feel any urge to finish.

posted by 962674 on February 9, 2009

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2013

    BOO

    BOO HOO HOO

    1 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 16, 2011

    A horrible example at the lives of Muslim women

    I HATE A thousand splendid suns
    once again, Hoseinni has managed to make the muslim population, especially the women, look like they are being treated like crap, thanks a lot Hoseinni

    His book holds a lot of one sided views and doesn't really reflect on the other areas of the country where life is better

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2014

    Shell

    :D Lol...So strange ;D And no, not yet...hopefully someday. What will you ever do when Shell has kits? o-o

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2014

    FORCEMATE

    Mistyfeather @ 'othello' res 1 godmodders allowed

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2014

    Jay Ж

    *Salutes ferns*

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2014

    Shade

    dId ferns come?

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2013

    Horrible

    What a horrible, despicable, disgusting man Rasheed was. If this is how all Afghani men are, they should be shot.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2013

    sucked

    The best part was...... none of it

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2013

    Help

    Book good - wish I could say the same about B&N customer services - I have sent 2 emails no replies received. Spent nearly 2 hours IM with no resolution - I am in the UK and cannot call you. please could someone have the courtesy to reply.

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  • Posted March 9, 2009

    Great read...highly recommend it.

    Great read...highly recommend

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 2, 2007

    Are you a Masochist?

    Forced myself to read more than half of this downer. If you would enjoy reading about life under Attila The Hun, you might enjoy this novel of Sadism.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2007

    Please Save Yourself The Time

    I had to read this novel for school and I know everyone thinks this is like some 'emotional journey' or whatever but it really is just HORRID!!!!!!!!! It is so slow and so BORING!!!!!! To sum it up it is about two women who are beaten by their husband is the middle east. I am begging you, just save yourself the time.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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