Saturday, June 13, 2015

Book Review: One Thousand Splendid Suns - Khaled Hosseini

One Thousand Splendid Suns - Khaled Hosseini
A Thousand Splendid Suns (First Edition)
Born a generation apart and with very different ideas about love and family, Mariam and Laila are two women brought jarringly together by war, by loss and by fate.  As they endure the ever escalating dangers around them--in their home as well as in the streets of Kabul--they come to form a bond that makes them both sister and mother-daughter to each other, and that will ultimately alter the course not just of their own lives but of the next generation.  With heart-wrenching power and suspense, Hosseini shows how a woman's love for her family can move her to shocking and heroic acts of self-sacrifice, and that in the end it is love, or even the memory of love, that is often the key to survival.

A stunning accomplishment, A Thousand Splendid Suns is a haunting, heartbreaking, compelling story of an unforgiving time, an unlikely friendship, and an indestructible love.

4/5 stars (really liked it)
I think I like book better than The Kite Runner.  Both Mariam and Laila were likeable and I was rooting for both of them to get the life they deserved.  They both struggled in different ways.  I would love to see a follow up book on Laila and how her life has dramatically changed since the events that occurred at the end of this book.



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