A Thousand Splendid Suns

by Khaled Hosseini | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 9780747582977 Global Overview for this book
Registered by PeregrinTuk of Detmold, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on 8/27/2008
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Journal Entry 1 by PeregrinTuk from Detmold, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Wednesday, August 27, 2008
From the author of "The Kite Runner"

text from back of book
"Mariam is only fifteen when she is sent to Kabul to marry the troubled and bitter Rasheed, who is thirty years her senior. Nearly two decades later, in a climate of growing unrest, tragedy strikes fifteen-year-old Laila, who must leave her home and join Mariam's unhappy household. Laila and Mariam are to find consolation in each other, their friendship to grow as deep as the bond between sisters, as strong as the ties between mother and daughter.

With the passing of time comes Taliban rule over Afghanistan, the streets of Kabul loud with the sound of gunfire and bombs, life a desperate struggle against starvation, brutality and fear, the women's endurance tested beyond their worst imaginings. Yet love can move a person to act in unexpected ways, lead them to overcome the most daunting obstacles with a startling heroism. In the end it is love that triumphs over death and destruction."

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I remember I bought that book at the Edinburgh Airport when my flight was delayed. I nearly missed the flight when they finally called it, because I had lost myself in the book. Then I continued reading during the whole flight, although I usually never do that (I usually prefer staring out of the windows^^). So this book didn't let me go. I like it very much and will for sure read it again :)

Journal Entry 2 by PeregrinTuk from Detmold, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Saturday, October 18, 2008
This book travels as a B O O K R I N G :-)

1. Ahoi-Brause
2. samulli
3. Wasserfall
4. maipenrai
5. Sheepseeker

The book started its journey in October 2008.

Journal Entry 3 by Ahoi-Brause from Lemgo, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Wednesday, October 29, 2008
The book ring has started - thank you very much PeregrinTuk for sharing the book with us. I read the Kite Runner and truly liked it. Hope this book will touch me the same.

Journal Entry 4 by Ahoi-Brause from Lemgo, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Tuesday, December 9, 2008
*wow* This book also made me very sad, almost as much as the Kite Runner did. It is again playing in Afghanistan between the 1970's and now and sometimes you just can't believe what people (especially women and children) are going through. While reading I sometimes felt like shaking my head in denial (for example when I read how the husband Rasheed made it clear to Mariam that she wasn't cooking his rice properly) and couldn'r really believe that things like that happen such a long time ago ... and then was reminded, that the story (which can be tranferred to reality) plays NOW.

Personally I think that Hosseini is explaining a bit too much ... He writes and draws a pictures - and then explains what he means with it on the next 3 pages. That sometimes striked me as if he thought the reader wouldn't be able to understand what he meant, which unnerved me a bit.
Otherwise a really good book, which I finished today at Hanover airport due to a very delayed flight!

I read it for the 1 year = 1 country lifetime challenge for AFGHANISTAN.

Released 13 yrs ago (12/9/2008 UTC) at -- Per Post geschickt / Persönlich weitergegeben --, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany



I finished it in the waiting area of hanover airport today, and as I thought I will finish it in Greece I already prepared the envelope to post it to Samulli. As I had to wait for 2 hours to finally board the plane I finished it and went out again to send it *with a farewell* to Samulli! Thanks for the bookring and happy travelling!

Journal Entry 6 by samulli from Weimar, Thüringen Germany on Friday, December 12, 2008
Just fished this out of my mailbox. I got one other ring in the house, so it has to wait a couple of days.

Journal Entry 7 by samulli from Weimar, Thüringen Germany on Sunday, December 28, 2008
I hesitated to start reading this book for several days. I think Christmas is depressing enough already without reading even more depressing books, and I was pretty sure this book would turn out majorly depressing, since all books I have read so far about Afghanistan have been nothing but. Up to a point I was right with this, but interestingly, it turned out way more readable than I had feared.
I found it a bit strange that at first we heard only about Mariam's life for several chapters, then only about Laila for quite a while. To be honest, by the time the story got around to have the two of them meet I had already pretty much forgotten that Mariam existed in the first place. The story of their friendship was quite touching and well written. I cheered Mariam on in the end when she went to get the shovel. :-) Good move, too bad it had to end this way for her. The end of the book is a bit too cloyingly sweet and happy for my taste, though. I know, it seems strange to complain about a happy end and the fact that the book is depressing at the same time, but the one doesn't have anything to do with the other in my eyes.
That said, I enjoyed this book every bit as much as "The Kite Runner". But I think this is it for me with stories about Afghanistan.

I have contacted Wasserfall and as soon as I hear back the book will travel on.

ETA: Heard back from Wasserfall. Book goes out tomorrow morning.

Journal Entry 8 by Wasserfall from Chaoyang 朝阳, Beijing China on Friday, January 2, 2009
The book arrived today - thank you to all!

Journal Entry 9 by Wasserfall from Chaoyang 朝阳, Beijing China on Saturday, April 25, 2009
Kleine Zwischenmeldung vom Buch: ihm geht es gut und es ist nicht verschollen. Brauche im Moment leider etwas länger, aber ich verspreche, mich ran zu halten.

Falls es jemandem zu langsam vorangeht, einfach eine PM schicken, dann reist das Buch sofort weiter.

Journal Entry 10 by Wasserfall from Chaoyang 朝阳, Beijing China on Thursday, August 13, 2009
I'm a looser - my work tries to kill me, I just don't have enough time for reading. I'm really sorry, that I've stopped the ring such a long time! Now I bought the book myself and will edit this journal entry in about 300 years to tell you how I liked it...

I've asked for the next adress.

Journal Entry 11 by Wasserfall at Kirchheim unter Teck, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Monday, August 17, 2009

Released 12 yrs ago (8/17/2009 UTC) at Kirchheim unter Teck, Baden-Württemberg Germany



reist heute weiter

meine Meinung zum Buch kann hier Tausend strahlende Sonnen nachverfolgt werden.

Journal Entry 12 by maipenrai from Mainz, Rheinland-Pfalz Germany on Friday, August 21, 2009
Lag heute im Briefkasten :) Ich freue mich schon drauf!

Journal Entry 13 by maipenrai at Mainz, Rheinland-Pfalz Germany on Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Sorry it took me so long to read this amazong book! I forgot it in a box after I moved and have just rediscovered it a few days ago.

I loved the story and the sensitive way it was written and it took me only a few days to read it, as I was totally into the story. It is a heart-breaking but beautiful story!

Journal Entry 14 by Sheepseeker at Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Monday, July 19, 2010
The book got here on Friday and never actually made it to my desk. I started reading it on Sat. and finished in more or less one sitting last night.
The story was gripping and well written, though I agree with Ahoi-Brause that Hosseini could have spared us a bit of his 'teaching'. Like in 'Kite runner' I learned quite a bit about Afghanistan's recent past and the book left me really angry about what religious fanatism can do to people.

Tahnks for sharing this book with us, PeregrinTuk!

Journal Entry 15 by PeregrinTuk at Detmold, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Thursday, August 19, 2010
Well, I am pretty sure I've seen this book in my shelf recently, so I think I forgot to say: The book got home! It is with me, cosy and safe... *laugh*

The book travelled in this bookring from October 2008 till July 2010 = 22 months :-) It met five new people on the way! :-)

2017: I got another copy, so I gave this book to CORELLI who will release it.

Journal Entry 16 by CORELLI at böcker telefonkiosk vid hamnen in Askersund, Närke Sweden on Thursday, August 17, 2017

Released 4 yrs ago (8/14/2017 UTC) at böcker telefonkiosk vid hamnen in Askersund, Närke Sweden


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