A Thousand Splendid Suns is primarily a story of lives of two girls who become women through the years which are divided in four parts of the book. The first girl being Mariam, a girl who lived with her mother until she was a teen and due to some reasons not worth disclosing was married off when she was just a teenager. This forms the first part of the book. The atrocities and moments of sorrow which Mariam experiences in her life are explained with an unparallel style which make you feel emotionally attached to her and you start to empathize with a character which been crafted in your subconscious mind through the pages of the book. In the second part we’re introduced to the second girl or the second most important character of the book named Laila. This part of the book reflects on life of Laila and her bonding with her parents, her friends. Everyday moments lived by a daughter with her father that get etched in her memory forever and blossoming first love in this Laila’s life is the center piece of the character and this part of the book. The third part of the book is the real essence of the story when lives of Mariam and Laila are juxtaposed and the way a beautiful and the strongest relationship is created in the book. Divulging any further details about the book or the story would be a clear injustice. Part four provides just the perfect conclusion to the book.
Development of relationships and the way the characters and their lives progress with time between is one of the most prominent strength of Khaled which is evident in both his creations. A Thousand Splendid Suns wouldn’t be half as good if the sensitivity between characters and the grief, sentiments shared between then was handled in any other way. A Thousand Splendid Suns proves the unadulterated talent and genius of Khaled Hosseini. Make sure you read this one at the soonest possible opportunity and I can assure you won’t regret the decision. ...more
One of the prime reasons why I like this book so much is because its written in a simple and structured manner which makes it fun to read. At the sameOne of the prime reasons why I like this book so much is because its written in a simple and structured manner which makes it fun to read. At the same time its also a good management book with anecdotes which shed light on various management related topics. Off hand I can think of topics like decision making, human resources, planning, execution, brand building etc. I'd suggest this book be read by all readers who like reading management books. Also one big advantage of this book is that it's in Indian setting so it's a little easy to relate to the events and details mentioned at times....more
A 3.5 actually. Read this book ages ago so don't really remember the nuances of the must read sections. But some classic examples and cases discussedA 3.5 actually. Read this book ages ago so don't really remember the nuances of the must read sections. But some classic examples and cases discussed which I can think of would be cases related to drug dealers, gun owners and swimming poools. Economics taught in its most raw form with some exciting and extremely interesting ways and not by graphs, tables etc. For more structured recommendations on books, movies, music albums, songs, websites et al. please make sure you visit Surreal Nirvana....more
Well I didn't really like this book as much as I liked 'If God Was A Banker' from the same author. But in a way it's unfairThe rating is actually 2.5
Well I didn't really like this book as much as I liked 'If God Was A Banker' from the same author. But in a way it's unfair to compare both the books because they both belong to different categories altogether.
I Bought the Monk's Ferrari is a management oriented self help book which gives you commandments to follow which would lead you to a successful career and in the end help you own a Ferrari for yourself. Although Ferrari has an intrinsic meaning of its own in the book, it'd be the best if you read and figure out what it is....more
The first book in self help category that I've read. A lucid written book. It can be a little extra philosophical or preachyThe Rating is actually 2.5
The first book in self help category that I've read. A lucid written book. It can be a little extra philosophical or preachy at times but I'd suggest you still read it. The story is easy to understand though the overall pace is quite slow. The best part of the book is at times it does make you feel good, so just give it a try....more
The student from IIT, The executives making calls and now businessmen and sports fanatics. The characters, story lines and most imporThe rating is 3.5
The student from IIT, The executives making calls and now businessmen and sports fanatics. The characters, story lines and most importantly the author has developed with all books in the series. I liked this book equally as much as I miss the way FPS was written. Somehow I always associate Chetan Bhagat with FPS and the rest.
The 3 Mistakes, is a book which has left a strong impact for sure. A story handled brilliantly and written in signature style of the author which doesn’t allow one to keep the book aside unless you don’t read it till the last word. So what if it’s not as funny as the earlier two books written by him, but still its special in its own way and I’m sure readers would surely agree....more