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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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A Splendid Read

Advantages: Excellent characters and intriguing setting
Disadvantages: It only had 400 pages!

...my way via a friend who told me is was fantastic and I would love it. Since we often have similar tastes in books I put it quite near the top of my “to read” pile and I looked forward to reading it. About the Author Khaled ...

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Bothering About A Spot...

Advantages: Entertaining, interesting, well-observed
Disadvantages: None

...I haven’t read much fiction this year. In fact, only five of the twenty-seven books I have read so far in 2007 have been fiction. But I did make an effort to read this one – A Spot of Bother by Mark Haddon. I bought it, because I enjo ...

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