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LOSTinaBook posted 1/1/2011 10:15 AM

I just started reading this for another book club in which I take part. So far so good...Same author of The Kite Runner.

Anyone else read either of these and enjoy them?

manAscending posted 1/1/2011 11:05 AM

I read Kite Runner a couple of years ago, and really enjoyed it. I've always meant to pick up the book you're reading now, but just never got around to it. Do let us know how you like it!

chopper posted 1/1/2011 12:23 PM

Haven't read them yet, but both the Kite Runner and Thousand Splendid Suns were my DD's summer reading assigned books. She had a hard time at the beginning and she complained like a 5 yo. But then I convinced her to open her mind and give thanks she has a wonderful life with each word she read. At the end I couldn't get her to shut up about the books. I think she would do good in some kind of human rights organization!!!

So I guess it's a GOOD book!

[This message edited by chopper at 12:25 PM, January 1st (Saturday)]

Skye posted 1/1/2011 13:17 PM

I read them both. I preferred "The Kite Runner," but the women in my book group preferred "Thousand Splendid Suns." Perhaps because it was the story of a women. The man who wrote it did a wonderful job of understanding the minds of the women he wrote about. He is also a physician, which I wonder is the reason for so much empathy?

LOSTinaBook posted 1/3/2011 13:23 PM

The man who wrote it did a wonderful job of understanding the minds of the women he wrote about. He is also a physician, which I wonder is the reason for so much empathy?

That is interesting; I hadn't thought of his being a physician giving him insight. I think when a writer can take the perspective of the other gender's "mind" it shows real talent.

Still really liking this book.

cass posted 1/3/2011 15:03 PM

Loved 'The Kite Runner' and the film but stopped reading early in ' A Thousand Splendid Suns'. Can't remember why but must finish it.

Khaled Hosseini writes with empathy and insight. He describes the 'old' Afganistan beautifully, a world and a culture changed forever.

MyTurnATL posted 1/12/2011 15:31 PM

I loved both The Kite Runner and Thousand Splendid Suns, but if I had to pick a favorite, today it would be Thousand Splendid Suns.

neverendinghurt posted 1/13/2011 03:54 AM

I have read both and thought both of them were very good.

NotThisTime posted 1/13/2011 11:52 AM

I read the Kite Runner and thought nothing could beat it - until I read A Thousand Splendid Suns. I have recommended that book to friends - all have thanked me.

LOSTinaBook posted 1/28/2011 18:48 PM

Phenomenal!!!

Now what to read next? My book club got snowed out. I think I'm going to pick up The Kite Runner.

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