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|Publisher||Penguin Books India|
|Edition||Trade Paperback Edition|
|Number of Pages||418 Pages|
Though I am not an avid book reader, but I opted this since I had heard a lot about this book. Its is really a wonderful piece of work by Khaled Hosseini. The tragic story of the common people of Afghanistan, depicted in the format of fiction. It has been written in a spell-bounding manner. A story of two woman intertwined beautifully. Emotional, heart-wrenching story. Recommended.
Just got the book few hours ago. Courier company made a mistake and so it got delayed for 1 day, but the wait is worth. Nice packaging, Lovely condition of the book. Now desperately waiting to start the journey of "A Thousand Splendid Suns". Coz i have heard that if you loved "The Kite Runner" then you'll love this book much more. :)
P.S. Flipkart.com surely ROX...
A Thousand Splendid Suns is one of the best books that I have ever read in my life. I bow down to Khaled Hosseini in respect and admiration for the wonderful story that he has written.
This book is a beautiful, heart-wrenching and heart-warming depiction of the power of hope, faith and love. It tugged at my heartstrings in a way I never thought possible. I had never felt so numb in my life as I had felt after I completed reading the book. This story is going to stay with me FOREVER; it is so enriching that I now know the real meaning of sacrifice. This book has a lovely soul - no frills and fancies or sappiness or nonsense, just a simply story which INHERENTLY has the power to appeal to the reader.
If one wants to read a love story, one should read this book and not the crap from the likes of Ravinder Singh, Tushar Raheja, Rahul Saini, Durjoy Dutta or Ruchita Misra.
Khaled Hosseini, you are a master story teller. And Mariam is the epitome of faith, love, and sacrifice. Every character has been so perfectly etched out in this book that after a point of time, they no longer seem fictional, it's as if one is not reading a story, rather one is a part of the story.
As I read in the book, the story is indeed 'bursting with the radiance of a thousand splendid suns'.
It is a story of two Afghani women(Mariam and Laila) to exemplify the status of women in Afghanistan spanning 3 decades --starting from soviet invasion then mujaheddin fight after that Taliban take over and finally US invasion(to find Osama).
The first part of the book starts with introducing a little girl Mariam. Her father is a rich and respected man of Herat(a city in Afghanistan) but her mother was a servant in his home, which led to the pariah of her and her mother. this also entitled her to the tag of harami--a bastard. after some unfortunate she at the age of 15 was married to middle aged man of Kabul. Then the book discribes her story and parallely introduces our second protagonist Laila, the daughter of her neighbor... i should stop here describing the plot because anything further makes the plot discreet.
The primary concer of the author was to portray the condition of Afghani women and to make his point strong he took help of war situation, my only regret after reading the book is is surely is not a mediocre work but it ain't excellent either..i mean if i read a novel which involves a war situation i should get horrifed , u know like it's happening right there another thing of same kind was with charachter introduction, it wasn't supeflous u will get the feel of them but it wasn't like getting under the skin of the charachters(if u are wondering what i mean read some of Somesaut Maugham's woek) anyways book is still likeable and still heartbreaking...
I loved the way author narrates the story he takes u almost deep into the charachter and just when you are getting a feel of charachter baam he flies of the point.It's like taking a fish out of water and just when she is gonna take her last attempt to breath u lower her in water just to take it out again without giving her time to breath. narration is impressive but the only thing that bothers me and this is the same thing that reduced one star was that the events were more like a suspense detective novel scenarios were changing too quickly,
Anyways that's my point of view and i think the author did a pretty good job of conveying his message.
If some one wants to know the misery what Afghan Women have faced through out the ordeal and continuous war , this book gives you just that. Hosseini narrates this brilliantly.
One can only feel sorrow for the lives of those poor souls. It is devastating and unforgiving and heart wrenching.
Hosseini narrates the friendship that dwells between the 2 women in a brilliant tone.
It is a book which shows sacrifice , love and war at the same time.
At the end of the novel you will only feel much more hatred to those bearded Taliban bastards.
How much FREEDOM we enjoy in our country is something you will come to know when you read this.
My homages to the countless human lives lost in a war which has left Afghanistan crippled. And you will know that if not for the WAR Afghanistan today would have been a much more respectable nation in the world map.
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