Tuesday, July 16, 2013

A Thousand Splendid Suns (Hosseini) - A Splendid Read

I finished the latest of my Senior English course books, A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini.

It was a great read.

The novel covers decades of Afghanistan's travails - warlords, Soviets, Taliban, and finally the post 9/11 invasion - through the experiences of two women. It shows not only what the country has been going through, but also what the women suffer at the hands of the enemies, and their own families.

Hosseini, who moved to the U.S. from Afghanistan, is a good writer. The story is gripping, and full of details that help to bring the reality of the people to life.

So far, it's my favorite serious book of the summer.

Two thumbs up.

Pax et bonum

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