Sunday, November 25, 2007

A Thousand Splendid Suns

My Thanksgiving holiday reading was A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini. By the end of my reading this evening I had to find a mirror to put my left contact back in place on my eye because of my tears. Hosseini has such a gut wrenching way of weaving hope and tragedy. I couldn't put it down. It's a very engaging way to learn about life in Afghanistan during the rule of the Taliban. It also made me very grateful for my freedom to learn and explore the world, especially as a woman. I read The Kite Runner a few years ago. It was also a great book.


Paul said...

Yay for fiction! I heard that was a great book. I'm going to have to put it on my list.

shastac said...

I always love your book recommendations! I am definitely going to check out this book. I heard that Kite Runner, another book by him, is also equally as incrediable as this one. I just finished a book called "Three Cups of Tea." Its true story of a man who built over 50 schools for children (mainly girls) in Pakistan. It's a great book as well, I defintely recommend it!

HisPrincess said...

I have also just finished this book. Read it from cover to cover on a flight between Adelaide and Perth. It is definately recommended reading, although perhaps not on an airplane with a limited supply of tissues!