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a Truly SPLENDID read....

Advantages: Gripping, enchanting and fantastic..
Disadvantages: None for me..

...** THE STORY ** Set in war-torn Afghanistan, A Thousand Splendid Suns follows the story of Mariam, who is the illegitimate child of a wealthy local businessman. Raised in poverty-stricken surroundings, Mariam and her mother are outcasts, living a lo ...

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After the Kite Runner it's a disappointment

Advantages: Well written and no doubt will sell zillions
Disadvantages: A poor shadow of his first best seller

If you could find a bookshop or library that organised its books by detailed topics rather than alphabetically or by broad genre, I think it's safe to say that the shelf labelled 'Happy Books About Afghanistan' would be one of the emptiest in the shop. A ...

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A Tale of Two Women

Advantages: Very well written; excellent story and characters
Disadvantages: Harrowing references to conflict

Set against a backdrop of conflicts in Afghanistan, Khaled Hosseini's second novel 'A Thousand Splendid Suns' is essentially the tale of two women, Mariam and the younger Laila. The blurb tells us that it concerns the friendship, 'as strong as the ties be ...

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Simply Splendid

Advantages: amazing characters, strong plot, unique style
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When browsing for a new book to read, I wasn't too sure what I was after. A light read perhaps? Or something to tease the mind? When I was shown this particular book, I wasn't too excited. The first thing I found peculiar about the book is its style. The ...

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We women don't know how lucky we are

Advantages: An absolutely rivetting book
Disadvantages: You WILL cry!!

A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS KHALED HOSSEINI Last year I read Khaled Hosseini's book, 'The Kite Runner'. That story concentrated on the life of a young Afghan boy as he grew up in violent and confused times. I found it to be an remar ...

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