A Thousand Splendid Suns

July 28, 2008 § 15 Comments

If he had killed one person,I Don’t know what i would have to him.If Kite Runner was emotional,this is emotional twice over.i was left in tears.If he hadn’t ended the book with hope and rebirth,i would have lost myself in the misery.

The story is about two women in Afghanistan.The pain,the fear and the suffering of these two women,is portrayed so intensely that i was left with a rage.How can anyone hurt others so badly?

Mariam is harami .She is married of to a man who is many years older than her.Later(two decades)the same man marries another girl Laila.The book talks about the atrocities Women had to face before and during the Taliban rule.Love is something which the book is filled with.Yet there is no love,in the way the men treat the women
.They have no right and if they were to go out of the house without a male,they were beaten up(this is the softest among the hardest).I wonder how much the author had to go through to write it.Pain brings out the best in people and Hosseini must have endured a lot.

The book is beautiful.The book is an insight,into how brutish man can be.I hope all those who read this book,realize that we have hurt ourselves more because of our own vicious stupidity.To conclude,read the book if you can handle pain.If not you might land with an heart attack.

Image taken from here.

Update:-I found that he blogs too! Check it out Khaled Hosseini.

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§ 15 Responses to A Thousand Splendid Suns

  • Sameera says:

    Good review of a splendid book! 🙂

  • Aaarti says:


    me yet to finish it, but can feel it getting quite intense.. absolutely enjoyed reading Kite runner, finished it in a matter of hours.. thanks to Mumbai train journeys… 🙂

  • Joel says:

    hmmm nice review… I have no time to read novels now :((
    Would surely read this if I find some time… 🙂
    And BTW thanks for the link to his blog 🙂

  • Aneesh says:

    You’ve given a good review of the book.

    **If Kite Runner was emotional,this is emotional twice over

    Well, its personal taste right, but I liked kite runner more, I couldn’t stop thinking of the characters in it for atleast two weeks after I read it.

    That doesn’t mean 1000 splnd suns is not good, but I’ve read similar type of stories which depicts man’s brutality over woman and the suffering of women on some countries. May be ‘coz of that I didn’t have that effect, but kite runner was a unique work about friendship, betrayal and all.

  • Nita says:

    So you are now posting a lot Vishesh! And reading a lot too. This book is definitely worth reading.

  • arvind says:

    So i am the only one who has not read this book..
    man u are posting so fast 😦 not able to comment…
    as fast as u post 😛

  • I haven’t read the book either 😐 but I don’t want to read it as my blood would boil when I read about those Taliban 😡 Those scoundrels (and others like them) should be put in a time machine and sent back to the stone age . . . or the age of the dinosaurs . . .

  • Manoj says:

    Well, an other book in my shelf. Sounds like a good book. So this one has a taliban background too.

  • Sakhi says:

    arey yaar, the list of to-read-books is increasing… God know when am i going to get time to read!

  • Xylene says:

    I have read both books. I loved the story line in The kite runner, however Thosand splendid suns have more insight to the life of women in that country.

  • vishesh says:

    @sameera: 🙂

    @aarti; lol it might take you a lot of time to finish this 😉

    @joel: 😉

    @aneesh: maybe thats why 😉

    @nita: 😉

    @arvind: lol 🙂 i will slow down 🙂

    @raj:i agree 🙂

    @manoj: yup…

    @sakhi: lol 🙂

    @xylene: 🙂

  • handmaiden says:

    thanks for that book review. I’m definitely going to read it.

  • compulsivewriter says:

    nice review, i went and bought the book right after i read yoru review… well done

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  • vishesh says:

    @handmaiden: lol,get it fast 🙂

    @sakthi: lol,really!wow!

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