By Khaled Hosseini
Literary, Contemporary, Women’s Lit
1. Even more memorable than “The Kite Runner.”
2. A must re-read!
3. Brilliantly crafted storylines.
4. Exotic Afghanistan setting.
5. Sneak peak into daily lives of Afghan women.
6. Strangely uplifting story.
7. A very unsettling story.
8. Characters to root for!
9. And become angry with.
10. Shares Afghanistan’s history and culture.
Cuisine & Delicacies
Ranked as: Ice Cream & Gelato
It’s also an emotional powerhouse that keeps you turning the pages. Then something happens and it dips for a second or two. Then an explosion for the rest of the book. Doesn’t that describe eating Ice Cream on a hot summer day? The momentary dip is just a breather but then you have to eat it so fast before it melts!
The writing is so vivid and emotional. Each breath the character takes, you’re sure to feel. I loved this book so much, it’s tricky to explain it!
Off the Beaten Path
Khaled Hosseini visits a Syrian Refugee camp. As always, he’s very insightful with his words.
✓ Map & Pics of Afghanistan
✓ Notebook and Pen for catching inspirations
✓ Tissues and a Fluffy Plushy Bear
✓ A lady you love on speed-dial for consoling
There are some very gritty and cringeworthy bits. Enraging moments abound!
✓ Train to Pakistan By Khushwant Singh (1956) - It’s about women and also the Partition a sudden divide in their country.
✓ Shooting Kabul By N.H, Sensai (2010) - Great book for introducing children to Afghanistan and the refuge/immigration experience.
✓ Cracking India By Bapsi Sidhwa (1988) - Inspired Deepa Mehta to film her movie, Earth
✓ The Kite Runner By Khaled Hosseini (2003) - Shares some masculine themes with A Thousand Splendid Suns
✓ Water (2005) Directed by Deepa Mehta - Somehow, she creates a novel in movie form.
✓ Fire (1996) Directed by Deepa Mehta - Shares some feminine themes with A Thousand Splendid Suns.
✓ The Kite Runner (2007) Directed by Marc Forster - Great film about Afghanistan that isn’t a war driven plot. Hoping for more cultural films!