Tuesday, April 07, 2009
A Thousand Splendid Suns
What do I say about this book?
First off, I am the one of the luckiest girls in the world. I have rights and freedoms that I take for granted every day. This book made me experience through the eyes of two Afghani women just what kind of hell a large portion of the female population of the world live through every day.
Khaled Hosseini obviously has stories to tell, and isn't afraid to hold anything back. He was born in Kabul himself and now lives in California, so he has first hand knowledge in the subjects he writes about. The women in this novel are heroes... for living through what they have, and for surviving and sacrificing what they had to. Heartbreaking yet heart warming at the same time.
Thumbs way up for this one... I'll be surprised if a major motion picture doesn't follow suit, like it did with his previous book, The Kite Runner(which I also loved.)