"A Thousand Splendid Suns" leaves fire in hearts of readers
If you are an avid book reader and you know you are going to die tomorrow, read (if you haven’t already!) “A Thousand Splendid Suns” by Khaled Hosseini. This book is a heartbreaking tale about two women who go through the hardships of life together. It is about friendship, hope, love and life. You think that’s nothing new? Wrong. Although these might be the common elements of some best-selling novels out there, this book has something different to offer.
Set in Afghanistan, the story revolves around two extremely well-defined characters: Mariam and Laila. The simplicity of the narration makes you connect to them, and no matter how impossible it might sound, you find yourself identifying with them. If you want to feel Afghanistan beyond the news accounts of war, pick this book up.
Be prepared to be left with a fire in your heart when you finish it.
Every once in a while, we all take most things in life for granted. If this book taught me something, it is to never, ever take anything for granted — not even the roof over my head right now.