Friday, November 7, 2008

More Books I Know!

So I know the list of books we all have lined up is incredibly long and just keeps getting longer, but I wanted to blog about this book I just finished. You may have already read it because I know it was a popular book and one of Oprah's favorites, but I am still dazed from reading it. I'm actually deciding that I'm not going to try and sum up this book because I think it would be too hard and it won't give it enough justice, but I took this off one of the reviews I read. 

A Thousand Splendid Suns is a tale of two generations of characters in Afghanistan, brought together by the tragic sweep of war, where personal lives-the struggle to survive, raise a family, find happiness-are all inextricable from the history playing out around them. It is a striking, heart-wrenching novel of an unforgiving time, an unlikely friendship, and an indestructible love. 

All I have to say is that it fills you with a full range of human emotions, from rage, love, hate, hope and above all, faith. Let me just tell you, I cried my eyes out. I apologize for the horrible blog, but your just going to have to read it sometime in this lifetime. Not anytime soon, I know, but sometime. 
This is the other book Hosseini wrote before A Thousand Splendid Suns, and it's really good also. I read it this summer and it was an international best seller. Another tear jerker that fills you with a million emotions, but definitely worth reading. They actually made a movie out of this book, but like all movies the book is way better. 

Posted by Kris


  1. thanks for the book rec's kris..

    but i swear.. if you don't put yourself as a contributor i'm going to pinch you!

    seriously.. i know it's not a big deal.. but it just bugs me... go to your email.. at yahoo.. you must have like 18 requests from this blog..

    you crazy girl.. just click accept..

    ok.. that's all.. see you in a few weeks! :P

  2. I havnt gotten anything in my mail. That's why I havnt yet. I don't know how please help me!

  3. ok.. that's my bad.. i forgot your email has a 15 on the end.. sorry for being so snippy.. :)

    i sent it again!!

  4. hhahaha...val you are sooo mean. jk. soooo i have seen this movie sitting on the shelf at box office...maybe i will get the book when i give plum a rest :(