I just finished reading A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini. You might remember that Hosseini also wrote the international bestseller, The Kite Runner.
First of all, I thought The Kite Runner was an amazing novel. Secondly, A Thousand Splendid Suns is even better.
Hosseini was born in Kabul, Afghanistan and moved to the United States in 1980. He writes predominantly about actual events that have occurred in his country of birth over the past 30 years. Though fiction, his books are based in accurate historical context.
I couldn’t put Splendid Suns down. I read it in one day. Men and women alike will find this read irresistable.
I’m with you Greg. I start work at midnight on Thursday night (Friday morning) and work until 1PM Friday afternoon. I picked up A Thousand Splendid Suns on my way home and started reading it on the subway. I was so exhausted but I read the whole thing without putting it down. Everyone should read this. Once again, this is proof of the importance of fiction.