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A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
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Dec 09, 08

it was amazing
bookshelves: my-top-10, read-in-2008
Read in December, 2008

A challenging read that almost didn't earn five stars, not because it wasn't that good, but because you sometimes dreaded finding out what happens next.

Still, an ultimately rewarding story of women in Afghanistan during a harrowing period in the country's ongoing difficult existence. Reading this book you wonder just how the West can possibly succeed in the current crisis, despite the fact the book ends five years ago.
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Reading Progress

12/01/2008 page 26
6.99% "Nothing too exciting yet. Just set-up"
12/02/2008 page 42
11.29% "Things are in motion now. The protagonist, so far, is subject to the whims of fate, not affecting things herself"
12/03/2008 page 103
27.69% "Now it's moving. Just finished Book 1, took a while to find the rhythm. Book 2 starts promisingly though."
12/04/2008 page 136
36.56% "Enjoying Book 2 more than Book 1. Didn't make much progress as I read the City Paper on the train home yesterday."
12/05/2008 page 228
61.29% "When you arrive in Part Three, you understand why Part One is there, even if you still think Hosseini could have done a better job on it."
12/05/2008 page 228
61.29% "When you arrive in Part Three, you understand why Part One is there, even if you still think Hosseini could have done a better job on it."
12/08/2008 page 286
76.88% "Still plowing my way through the darkest portion of the book. It's a distressing read, but good."

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