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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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Posted on 19 Dec 2012 15:21:26 GMT
Mr. J. W. T. Rogers says:
I agree completely with your analysis of this book - in a few words you have summed up my feelings about this novel in a very succinct way which I can neither immitate nor better. As a notorious halfwit when it comes to locating new works I will enjoy, I wonder if you can sugest something equally appetizing as a follow-up?
Posted on 17 Apr 2013 09:42:13 BDT
A beautiful, simple review that made me buy the book. Thank you.