Book Review: A Thousand Splendid Suns

A Thousand Splendid Suns, though a fiction, describes the political and social climate in Afghanistan from 1960’s to 2000’s. The wars due to Russian invasion, Mujaheddin faction fights, Taliban and then northern alliance has left the country in doldrums. The book is a pretty easy read – The story line is full of twists, turns and suspense. The book uses many Afghan words – you will need to get used to them.  

One thing is certain after you read the book, you will be grateful that you live in a country where there is freedom to live. You will be thankful that you have your friends, family and social acceptance in the society. 

Favorite quotes:

“It falls on the sober to pay for the sins of the drunk.”

“Regret... when it comes to you, I have oceans of it.”

"Tell your secrets to the wind but don't blame it for telling the trees.”

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