Tuesday, February 12, 2008

A Thousand Splendid Suns

A story of family, friendship, fate and endurance - a chronicle of almost 30 years of Afghanistan,a peep into the life and sufferings of common women and above all, the craft of fine art of storytelling - The thousand splendid suns is fantastic.

Khalid Hossaini is a master of story telling. Once you start reading the book, it is very tough to put it down - the story just flows, like a small stream through a serene meadow. The book revels the transformation of Afghanistan from the cradle of art to the grave of human emotions, and offers us an insider’s view of the state of affixers of women of Afghanistan.
The book revolves around the life of Laila and Marium - two fine women from different roots, and their struggle for survival, and the journey of their life through marriage, domestic violence, foreign invasions, famine and the enduring bond of friendship, love and affection. If you like finely crafted stories, give this book a try. You wont be disappointed.

14 comments:

Love said...

you should discuss this book with my wifey, she loves this guy's work... one more recommendation will be "The Kite Runner"

--xh-- said...

@lj: well, next time i will do it for sure :) i liek Kite runner very much. read that almost 6 months back. when he tell the story, the stody just flows...

Smriti Srivastava said...

I Loved THE KITE RUNNER Too... I still haven't touched A thousand splendid suns...its still on the wait list..

If Anoop says its that good, then I guess I have to really bump it up on my list... And Khaled Hosseini... what can you say about the guy's writing and story-telling man!!! Just amazing... :)

Thinking aloud said...

Just finished reading 'a thousand splendid sons'...it is sad and touches you deep inside...

I liked the kite runner much better, though...

--xh-- said...

@smriti: do bump it up and read it. i enjoyd it much
@thinking aloud: hm.. if you ask me to pick between kite runner and thousand splendid suns, i will pick Kite runner, but not by a huge margin. both books are good. i like his style very much...

♥bμşγ-ŵŗϊŧēŕ♥ said...

hmm, need to read this author..his kite runner is so popular!

vEENs said...

OK so yu finished it :-)

when do u read?!

dammitt! i m still reading mine :-|

Anjuli said...

I hated the book completely!

I felt that the author was unnecessarily building the story in a way to make it look sad...thats a bad appraoch...

Will read Kite Runner and let u know my views on that...

--xh-- said...

@busy-writer: try it :)
@veenz: everyday night, b4 i sleep ;-)
@anjuli: :) every one to their own. try kite runner, itz not so sad as this one...

vagabond dreamer said...

lovely book
i loved it a lot another recomendation will be "three weeks with my brother"
forgot the authors name

c e e d y said...

Havent read this one - just finished Kite Runner - will take it up soon

иidhi S said...

well i always wanted to read this, thanks fr the review.
cant w8 to get my copy.

--xh-- said...

@shanu: yup - three weekdn with my brotehr - have heard abt it. do u have a copy with you?
@ceedy: try it :)
@nidhi: :)

*~*Sameera*~* said...

Hmmm sounds interesting!Will pick it up someday after reading the looong list of books already pending :)