A thousand Splendid Suns Review by Khaled Hosseini With the rainy days ahead, I found myself absorbed and immersed reading this mov...

A thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

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A thousand Splendid Suns Review by Khaled Hosseini


With the rainy days ahead, I found myself absorbed and immersed reading this moving story of these two Afghan women, Miriam and Laila. It's one of the saddest and compelling novel I've read in my entire life, I think it's because fantasy was my preference before and now I am slowly shifting to these type of emotionally wrecking books. I am beginning to like to read novels that are true-to-life and stories that will convulse me with sobs .Even though I have not experienced most of what Mariam and Laila have, I found a strange connection between the story and myself. 

Anyway,   the novel centers around the friendship between Mariam and Laila who are both going to be Rasheed's unfortunate wives . The novel is split into four parts, with  Mariam focused in the first part, continuing with Laila in the second , and the struggles of the two women in the third part. The story runs through a time where there was inevitable violence towards women caused by the recurring political instability in Afghanistan. It is an exceptional, brilliant well plotted story of friendship that stood the test of time between Laila and Mariam . The book opens the window on a part of the world that very few of us are familiar with. It opens our eyes to the struggles of every Afghan women during those times.

It's definitely worth reading so prepare some hankies for this heart-wrenching story.!

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