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5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely incredible and utterly heartbreaking, 28 May 2013
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I was delighted to hear that Khaled Hosseini had a new book coming out. I loved The Kite Runner and adored A Thousand Splendid Suns (which is one of my all time favourite books) and I never thought, in a million years, he could write a book as beautiful as ATSS but he has, and my goodness what an achievement this is.

I was engrossed from page one. I reached 85% and actually stopped reading as I didn't want this to end; yes it's that good.

I will not go into the details or the story save to say that these wonderful people - namely the very brave Saboor, the incredibly fantastic Nabi, poor Suleiman and Nila, gentle Markos together with Thalia and Odie, but especially Abdullah and Pari - have been a part of my life for the last few days and I am missing them already.

I was crying at 34% so I knew I would be inconsolable by the end and I was right, of course.

It is such a powerful and moving story and it has literally blown me away with the beautiful writing and the heartbreaking story around which the book revolves.

It will long stay in my memory and I cannot recommend this highly enough but, be warned, you will need to have tissues to hand from early on.

10/5
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Initial post: 19 May 2014 10:36:20 BDT
Rosemary says:
I'll second that. And if you don't like drawing attention to yourself by weeping in front of an audience, then for goodness' sake don't do what I did and read it in public ...

In reply to an earlier post on 19 May 2014 13:28:21 BDT
Oh dear Rosemary that would be me too. I get so immersed in books and forget I'm in public places, ie laughing out very loudly at a book by Marian Keyes on an absolutely packed bus going to work!
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