Saturday, February 7, 2009
thousand splendid suns
i can't tell yet if i loved this one more or less than his first book, but i will say it is equally as captivating. my brother says he thinks he liked kite runner more because it is a man's perspective. this one is definitely through female eyes. so brilliantly written.
again, i reiterate, that if this book were to become a movie (inevitable) it would have a similar cultural feel to it as slumdog (that movie that is brilliant that you need to see before it wins best picture this year).
ultra depressing, very close to the female experience of the lifestyle/wartime Afghanistan. it makes me think of the end of a jason mraz song, "its like an island of reality in an ocean of diarrhea." it is so beautifully personal that you wont be able to avoid the investment.
worth a read. but also read kite runner.
i will admit that i love being able to choose the books i read instead of being forced to read large crappy textbooks. happy thoughts.
if you read it, do tell!