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User Topic: Thousand Splendid Suns
LOSTinaBook
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Default  Posted: 10:15 AM, January 1st (Saturday), 2011View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

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?


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Default  Posted: 11:05 AM, January 1st (Saturday), 2011View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

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!

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Default  Posted: 12:23 PM, January 1st (Saturday), 2011View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

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!

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Default  Posted: 1:17 PM, January 1st (Saturday), 2011View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

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?

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Default  Posted: 1:23 PM, January 3rd (Monday), 2011View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

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.


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Default  Posted: 3:03 PM, January 3rd (Monday), 2011View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

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.


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Default  Posted: 3:31 PM, January 12th (Wednesday), 2011View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

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.

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Default  Posted: 3:54 AM, January 13th (Thursday), 2011View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

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


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Default  Posted: 11:52 AM, January 13th (Thursday), 2011View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

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.

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Default  Posted: 6:48 PM, January 28th (Friday), 2011View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

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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