A Thousand Splendid Suns

by Khaled Hosseini | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 074758589X Global Overview for this book
Registered by wal-89 on 7/30/2010
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6 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by wal-89 on Friday, July 30, 2010
My friend took this book on holiday and really enjoyed it so I stole it from her :) Another friend thought it was okay, but not as good as The Kite Runner (which I also have to read).

I really enjoyed it and it was very easy to read, sat by the pool I read it in about 2 days. I liked the writing style and the characters were really easy to connect with. It's not something I would have thought about reading a few years ago but I'm very glad I read it. The relationships between the characters felt real to me and everything just flowed.

Journal Entry 2 by wal-89 at Congleton, Cheshire United Kingdom on Monday, October 4, 2010

Released 13 yrs ago (9/30/2010 UTC) at Congleton, Cheshire United Kingdom


Passed to bradgirl.

Journal Entry 3 by bradgirl at Bradford, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Thursday, October 7, 2010
I was given this by wal-89 when I was at her house and have decided to read it straight away. I've had The Kite Runner on my TBR pile for a while and won't let this one go the same way!! I have started it already and I'm loving it!

Journal Entry 4 by bradgirl at Bradford, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Friday, October 8, 2010
I've finished it and I loved it all the way through! A fantastically written book that really makes you think about the lives of women in Afghanistan. A great read, highly recommended! Reserved for el51e.

Journal Entry 5 by bradgirl at Congleton, Cheshire United Kingdom on Saturday, March 5, 2011

Released 13 yrs ago (2/20/2011 UTC) at Congleton, Cheshire United Kingdom


Released back to wal-89 to do with what she wants!

Journal Entry 6 by wal-89 at Congleton, Cheshire United Kingdom on Sunday, March 6, 2011
Reserved for a friend of mine to read and will then be available for Bookcrossing, when she has finished.
May 2011: My friend really enjoyed it (and I think she would love Bookcrossing but as exams are coming up, she's not going to join just yet), she also felt surprised that it had been written by a man, as the two main characters are women. It is now available for anyone else to enjoy :)

June 2011: To be sent out as a Bookray :)
Here is the participant list so far;

Frutz – Luxembourg (EU)
Karneol – Switzerland (EU) SKIPPED
Gruengelb – Germany (EU)
LilyKlip – Germany (Int’l) SKIPPED
VictoriaWagtail - Sweden (Int’l) SKIPPED
Oppem – USA (USA) - HERE

Journal Entry 7 by wal-89 at Bookring/Bookray, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- Canada on Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Released 12 yrs ago (6/14/2011 UTC) at Bookring/Bookray, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- Canada


Will be sending this book out to the first in the bookray today (frutz). Hope you all enjoy it, looking forward to hearing your thoughts about it. :)

Journal Entry 8 by frutz at Mersch / Miersch, Kanton Mersch Luxembourg on Sunday, June 19, 2011
Thank you wal-89 for posting the book and organizing the ring. I liked "the kite runner" and look forward to this one.

Edit: I liked this story, it was interesting to follow the political and societiatal changes in Afghanistan form the women's perspective. The story is both very sad and very gripping to read. The ending of the narrative, more or less suggesting that everything will be fine now that the American's came to save the Afghan people, is perhaps more questionable with a few years perspective.

Book is on its way; send out to gruengelb as karneol asked to be skipped for the moment.

Journal Entry 10 by gruengelb at Rodgau, Hessen Germany on Wednesday, July 6, 2011
A parcel from Luxembourg, wow!

The book arrived safely today, thanks for sending it :)
I'm afraid it'll have to be patient until my exams are over, but that's in two weeks time (thank God!).

Journal Entry 11 by gruengelb at Rodgau, Hessen Germany on Thursday, August 11, 2011
I loved it! That's a ten points-book, no doubts.
With "The Kite Runner" Khaled Hosseini took away this image of Kabul that I had because I only knew it from the news in relation with bombs. That's what this book can do, too, but this time I also got a new idea of those scary women cloaked from head to toe in black. I love these changes of view!
But it's not only political, historical and moral education ;). It's also a really really good story, full of emotions from the first to the last page. I know now what "pageturner" really means :)
Now that I think about it it might have been kind of over the top sometimes. To these women happened really everything that can happen to a person, sometimes in a quite brutal way. But on the other hand it was really traceable, everything made sense and who am I to say that this doesn't really happen to women in Afghanistan?
An absolute recommendation!

Journal Entry 12 by gruengelb at Rodgau, Hessen Germany on Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Released 12 yrs ago (9/6/2011 UTC) at Rodgau, Hessen Germany


After everyone else in Europe wanted to be skipped, the book is now finally on it's way to oppem in the USA. Have a safe journey!

Journal Entry 13 by wingoppemwing at Hermiston, Oregon USA on Saturday, September 24, 2011
Arrived in today's post & will look forward to reading it once have finished a rather long book that started a few days ago... Thanks so much for sending it all the way 'across the pond'...
PS. I LOVE the Piggy Postcard - thanks.

Journal Entry 14 by wingoppemwing at Hermiston, Oregon USA on Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Just finished this book & have slightly mixed feelings about it. Firstly, I enjoyed it more than Kite Runner (not sure why was slightly disappointed with that one - maybe because of all the hype around it by the time I read it).
Anyway, hadn't heard anything about this one when read it so started with a 'clean slate' so to speak.
I found it a quick, easy read and found the story interesting. It was a book that made you think a lot about what the people in Afghanistan have & are going thru., especially the plight of the women...
Yes, I would recommend others to read this book but I still (after 2 novels) am not overly keen on Hosseini's writing style....

I seem to be the last in this bookray - have tried to ray-it-forward with no luck as of now.
If can't do that will try to find it another home in the future - or you can let me know what you would like me to do with it wal-89. Thanks for organising this ray.

Journal Entry 15 by wingoppemwing at McLeansville, North Carolina USA on Monday, March 19, 2012

Released 12 yrs ago (3/19/2012 UTC) at McLeansville, North Carolina USA


You have been tagged - enjoy the read.

Journal Entry 16 by wingglade1wing at McLeansville, North Carolina USA on Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Received in the mail yesterday as a kind RABCK from oppem. Thank you!

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