Mini Review: A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini – Soul-stirring and Heartbreaking


A Thousand Splendid Suns is a breathtaking story set against the volatile events of Afghanistan’s last thirty years—from the Soviet invasion to the reign of the Taliban to post-Taliban rebuilding—that puts the violence, fear, hope, and faith of this country in intimate, human terms. It is a tale of two generations of characters brought jarringly together by the tragic sweep of war, where personal lives—the struggle to survive, raise a family, find happiness—are inextricable from the history playing out around them.

# A Thousand Splendid Suns is a heartbreaking breaking story which highlights the hardships of women in Afghanistan.

# This story will definitely make you cry at times.

# The characters comes to life and you can actually feel an instant connection with them. This is what keeps this novel vivid and compelling. Hossieni has an eye for textures of daily life and his ability to portray a full range of human emotions.

# It has both; the drama a reader needs, along with some truth to them. This is what truly makes it a page turner.

# I loved this book so much, I couldn’t put it down and read it in one-sitting.

Favorite Quotes:

Learn this now and learn it well. Like a compass facing north, a man’s accusing finger always finds a woman. Always. You remember that, Mariam.

One could not count the moons that shimmer on her roofs,
Or the thousand splendid suns that hide behind her walls.

yet love can move people to act in unexpected ways and move them to overcome the most daunting obstacles with startling heroism


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