Nicholas (nwhyte) wrote,

May Books 1) A Thousand Splendid Suns, by Khaled Hosseini

Hosseini's second novel tells the story of two women married to the same man in Kabul over three decades of Afghanistan's turbulent history. I did not think it was as good as The Kite Runner; the writing seemed much less spontaneous, the history lessons for the reader intrusively didactic, the plot pretty obvious (and even a bit twee in places). The description of women's lives under the Taliban is memorably horrible, though.
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Tags: bookblog 2010, poc, world: afghanistan

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