A Thousand Splendid Suns


So I’ve finised reading A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini. This book, like his other book, was SUPERB. The setting is again, in Afghanistan but this time the main characters are female.

I’m really glad I’ve finished the book because, for one, the middle parts are always the heavy parts of the story, and tend to be very melancholic. The author writes in such a way that you can really FEEL what the characters are feeling. But even in the midst of the sadness, grief, anger, all the pain and suffering, there are little bits and pieces of happiness shown in suttle ways. Very nice.

The ending is real, happy and beautiful. Most importantly, it is real. Not happily ever after mixed with candy, but real. You can’t help but say “Alhamdulillah…”  like you are reading about true lives, even tho they are fictional.

Perhaps they are true, those stories. Perhaps they are a combination of different ppl’s lives stories combined together into one. And you really never know unless you actually experienced it.

When I told nadya that I’m reading this book she told me, “Meleleh seh air mata baca buku tu..” But I didn’t cry somehow coz I’ve read the Kite Runner (Reading that book brought my tears pouring down like waterfall k >_<). The storyline is unpredictable with twists and turns – what I love is that when you thought all hope is lost, trashed and scattered, then u see the light! The ray of hope. The relief in the difficulty. The pot of gold after the difficulty.

“So verily, with every difficulty there is relief. Verily, with every difficulty there is relief.” – Ash-Sharh, verses 5- 6. :)


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