A Thousand Splendid Suns

a thousand splendid suns book review

a thousand splendid suns book review 

Author: Khaled Hosseini

Genre: Fiction

Favorite Character: Mariam

It is a book by Afghan-born American author Khaled Hosseini, published in 2007. It becoming a number one New York Times bestseller for fifteen weeks following its release.

What Should I Read Next?

8 Reasons Why It Is Your Next Book

  1. Have you ever wondered about life in Afghanistan? How have the people there endured so many tragedies? How the women there suffered so much gender-based violence and still flourished? This book is going to give you a peek into their society.

  2. The story is about the mother-daughter bond but this mother-daughter duo isn’t like any other you have seen or read so far.

  3. You are interested in knowing how the entry of Taliban in Afghanistan affected the Afghani people or how the imposition of Sharia law affected the local woman.

  4. You are curious to know what happened when American President, George W. Bush declared war on their country.

  5. Ever imagined the life of a burqa-clad woman in Afghanistan who was beaten beyond recognition and still survived, who suffered like no one could and still had her spirits undefeated, who was herself deprived of love but still all she was able to give others was unconditional love. This is one such heartbreaking story about that.

  6. What is the life of an illegitimate child in a strict-law following middle eastern country?

  7. It’s a story not just about the life of a woman in Afghanistan but also the role they play in their society.

  8. It is going to tell you how powerful emotions are and even in troubled countries like Afghanistan, love was solving all the problems.

 

Best Quote

“One could not count the moons that shimmer on her roofs,

Or the thousand splendid suns that hide behind her walls.”

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