A Thousand Splendid Suns
Publish date: January 1st 2013
Pages no: 417
Edition language: English
Book club Read.
I was aware of the hype around Hosseini (despite not having read Kite Runner) and was worried that it would be impossible for 'A Thousand Splendid Suns' to live up to my expectations. I needn't have worried. A masterpiece.
Mariam, a girl born out of wedlock and living in a shed outside of Herat, has only one dream: to go live with her father Jalil whom she adores beyond measure. After her mother's suicide, indeed she joins his household only to realize that he sees her as embarrassment - she's married off to a man, Rh...
4.5*This book is so emotional; I felt angry, sad, proud, more angry, more sad. Ugh such a rollercoaster of feelings while reading this.
Content warnings for this book: Domestic abuse (There are a few scenes where Laila and Mariam suffer beatings from their husband) Oh man, Hosseini's books have a way of punching me in the heart. I really didn't enjoy Kite Runner but it elicited such strong emotions in me that I was curious to see ...
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