Friday, November 13, 2020

Review of A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

This review was written by Eugene Kernes

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Genre = Novel, History

Elaborate Description

A book that follow's two Afghanistan women that represent a different, a more dynamic, Afghanistan. It shows a more pluralistic Afghanistan than is usually being portrayed in the media. The time line starts of during early 1970s which are relatively calm, peaceful times. Then a turn to war takes place, and Afghanistan becomes akin to a warlord state. In fact, based on the descriptions of warlords, it does become a warlord state. It is like following a country from what appears to be a market economy with many similarities with the so called Western economy, to a communist nation, and the inevitable rapid decline to war economy. A degrading of a country by a few hundred years, in a short few decades. This author is very good at creating many beginnings and ends in one single book. Many different climaxes arise.

Book Details

Edition ISBN:  9781594489501
Pages to read:   416
Publication:     2008
1st Edition:      2007
Format:            Paperback

Ratings out of 5:
Readability    5
Content          4
Overall           5