Facebook
Skip to main content
PBS logo
 
 
Want fewer ads?

Book Review of A Thousand Splendid Suns

A Thousand Splendid Suns
reviewed on + 141 more book reviews


Khaled Hosseini is truly a talented writer. This book is as good as his Kite Runner, but is about the brutal condition of women in Afghanistan; before, during, and after the Taliban. This author has written beautifully about the friendship between two women in the war- torn society and culture of Afghanistan. I could cry for the wasted lives of women whose whole existence is hard work, and the brutality of their husbands. The societal view that women must be completely subservient, uneducated and covered from head to toe in a burka so that in public they have no identity, makes me realize how fortunate I am.

This book was so hauntingly good that I thought about it for days. The friendship between the two women in this story is so touching and, as the book ends reaffirms the idea that our humanity and love can overcome evil.


Want fewer ads?