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A Beautifully Crafted Novel,
This review is from: A Thousand Splendid Suns (Hardcover)
This book moved me to tears, it is truly a remarkable and beautifully crafted novel. At times Hosseini paints harrowing and brutal scenes but always retains, through the characters of Mariam and Laila, humanity, spirit and above all love. There were chapters in this novel through which I literally held my breath, wishing with all my heart that what was unfolding would not, could not happen. It is very easy for those of us lucky enough to live in safety to visualise Afghanistan as a brutal, forsaken place, but this novel shows us something more. It forces the reader to acknowledge and recognise not only the suffering of people in our war torn world but something else, the human capacity for survival, forgiveness and love. Truly a wonderful book and one I would urge others to read. The best novel I have read in a long time and one that will stay with me for a long time to come.
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Initial post: 13 May 2010 14:49:32 BDT
Beautifully crafted review!
In reply to an earlier post on 13 Jan 2011 19:14:03 GMT
S. ROBINSON says:
Most definitely! I was going to leave a review for this amazing book but having just read this one I don't think I can follow it.
Posted on 9 Feb 2011 11:26:30 GMT
Sophie Cross says:
What a great review. I was trying to describe the book to a friend but couldn't do it justice so I showed her this review and she can't wait to read it
Posted on 1 Mar 2011 08:04:37 GMT
I agree with your review. Having just read this book, and the Kite Runner, which is the story of boyhood in Afghanistan, I am at a loss as to where to go next as I have the distinct feeling I have read two of the greatest books I will ever read. Both moved me to tears, Hosseini is a remarkable writer. Your review is spot on.
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P. Evans says:
I totally agree with you all a superb novel and I go through times when I prefer this to Kite Runner which is also a masterpiece
Posted on 19 Jul 2012 14:22:00 BDT
Really good review. I have read the 'Kite Runner' which was a truly amazing book and I think it's time for me now to read this book.
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