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A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
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Aug 18, 2008

really liked it
Read in August, 2008

I liked this book better than its predecessor, Kite Runner. The story was tragically sad and the domestic abuse was horrifyingly brutal. Aside from the actual characters, I had a hard time remembering that this was fiction; I have to think that it was a very real portrayal of the quality of life in war-tattered, Taliban-ruled Kabul. It is gut-wrenching and heart-breaking to think that human lives could be subjected to such tyranny and degradation. It puts into perspective how fortunate we are to enjoy freedom and all that is great about this country.

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