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50.       catwoman
8933 posts
 21 Jul 2008 Mon 08:10 am

Quoting silversong:

I think you would enjoy them cat
Dont want to give too much of the story away but the second one is about a young girl aged 15 living in Herat who is sent off to kabul to marry a man in his 40´s
the story tells of the next 20 years of her life, how it changes with the Russian invasion, the retreat of the Russians, the fighting between warlordsand the take over by the taliban. And how a friendship she makes with another afghan girl/woman changes both of their lives
a very sad but moving story
hope you find time to read them both


You know how to get my attention, offff...!! I added both of these books to my ´reading list´ Thank you, they sound fascinating.

I do recommend Ayaan Hirsi Ali´s "Infidel" as well... you won´t want to put it away.

51.       peacetrain
1905 posts
 21 Jul 2008 Mon 09:35 am

Quoting silversong:

I have just finished Reading the kite runner by khaled hosseini
its about 2 boys growing up in afghanistan, I saw the movie first and it was a very good interperpation of the book, a very moving story. Now I am Reading his next novel A Thousand Splendid Suns. Its about the friendship that develops between two women growing up and living in afghanistan, I´m half way through it and think I need another box of tissues. Its just as heart-wrenching as his first novel.



I bought the second one a couple of weeks ago. I plan to read it during my travels this summer. I´ve packed the tissues too

52.       silversong
278 posts
 21 Jul 2008 Mon 10:38 am

Quoting peacetrain:

Quoting silversong:

I have just finished Reading the kite runner by khaled hosseini
its about 2 boys growing up in afghanistan, I saw the movie first and it was a very good interperpation of the book, a very moving story. Now I am Reading his next novel A Thousand Splendid Suns. Its about the friendship that develops between two women growing up and living in afghanistan, I´m half way through it and think I need another box of tissues. Its just as heart-wrenching as his first novel.



I bought the second one a couple of weeks ago. I plan to read it during my travels this summer. I´ve packed the tissues to



Did you read his first one?

I finished a thousand splendid suns in two days, I couldnt put it down
hope you enjoy it

53.       peacetrain
1905 posts
 21 Jul 2008 Mon 03:11 pm

No I haven´t but I may if I enjoy this one.

54.       libralady
5152 posts
 06 Aug 2008 Wed 10:54 pm

Quoting libralady:

Quoting silversong:

I have just finished Reading the kite runner by khaled hosseini
its about 2 boys growing up in aghanistan, I saw the movie first and it was a very good interperpation of the book, a very moving story. Now I am Reading his next novel A Thousand Splendid Suns. Its about the friendship that develops between two women growing up and living in afganistan, I´m half way through it and think I need another box of tissues. Its just as heart-wrenching as his first novel.



I have these sitting in the wings, right now I am "trying" to read The Jannisary Tree but it is a bit like wading through mud - hopefully it will pick up. Fully intended to read it on holiday but the opportunity slipped me by



Thankfully the The Janissary Tree picked up and ended up an entertaining murder mystery, with the main characture being the Eunoch Yasim, who somehow managed to have sex with the Russian Ambassadors wife! Assumably he was not castrated as a child!

55.       libralady
5152 posts
 06 Aug 2008 Wed 10:57 pm

I started reading "The Kite Runner" at the weekend and I have nearly finished it today.

I was reading it on the train this morning and I had tears in my eyes and again tonight. It is a long time since I read a book that is so moving and I can´t wait to read The Thousand Splendid Suns.

56.       girleegirl
5065 posts
 06 Aug 2008 Wed 11:03 pm

Quoting girleegirl:

Quoting silversong:


I was thinking about ´reading Lolita in Tehran´ next has anyone read it?
would you recommend it?


I just finished another book and will be starting "Lolita" this week. I´ll let you know what I think when I finish it.


I have lost my copy of "Lolita". I was a few chapters in and went away for a weekend and now I can´t find it anywhere!!!
I will have to get another copy and start over.

57.       Elisabeth
5732 posts
 06 Aug 2008 Wed 11:12 pm

Quoting girleegirl:

Quoting girleegirl:

Quoting silversong:


I was thinking about ´reading Lolita in Tehran´ next has anyone read it?
would you recommend it?


I just finished another book and will be starting "Lolita" this week. I´ll let you know what I think when I finish it.


I have lost my copy of "Lolita". I was a few chapters in and went away for a weekend and now I can´t find it anywhere!!!
I will have to get another copy and start over.



Reading Lolita in Tehran is an excellent memoir, however, if you are not a big fan of literature it may be a bit boring. She talks at great lengths about classics like The Great Gatsby, and how they relate to her situation in revolutionary Iran. It is a facinating window into what it was like in Iran during that time.

58.       parisisbeautifu
160 posts
 08 Aug 2008 Fri 06:48 am

I, too, have just finished reading ´A Thousand Splendid Suns´. And after I finish those few books on my To-read list, I will be on Kite Runner! After ´A Thousand Splendid Suns´, I´m not reading ´Light on Snow´ by Anita Shreve. Next in line is ´Nobody´s Child´ by Michael Seed with Noel Botham. And ´The Choice´ by Nicholas Sparks. And then Kite Runner!

59.       gezbelle
1542 posts
 08 Aug 2008 Fri 07:17 am

i´ve just finished reading "the kite runner". amazing book. i have "a thousand splendid suns" lined up to read.

but right now, i am reading "in turkey i am beautiful" by brendan shanahan, and "blackwood farm" by anne rice (which i have been reading forever, but haven´t been able to get into yet).

60.       parisisbeautifu
160 posts
 08 Aug 2008 Fri 07:35 am

Yeah! I think A thousand Splendid Suns & Kite Runner are two very very popular books in recent times!

teaschip! I have been reading Mary Higgins Clark since young. And nicholas sparks is one of my favourite too! Along with Stuart Woods!

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