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characters ¼ A Thousand Splendid Suns 107 ì After 103 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and with four million copies of The Kite Runner shipped Khaled Hosseini returns with a beautiful riveting and haunting novel that confirms his place as one of the most important literary writers todayPropelled by the same superb instinct for sAfter 103 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and with four million copies of The Kite Runner shipped Khaled Hosseini returns with a beautiful riveting and haunting novel that confirms his place as one of the most important literary writers todayPropelled by the same superb instinct for storytelling that made The Kite Runner a beloved classic A Thousand Splendid Suns is at once an incredible chronicle of thirty years of Afghan history and a deeply moving sto. August 2007I was riding in a cab in Bombay recently and a bookseller on foot approached me at a traffic light with a stack of books I did my best not to look at the boy but I couldn't help it He was waving several books in my face and something caught my eye I thought my glance was discreet but he saw me look and it was game over The light turned green right then and the boy starts running with the cab yelling 'Memsahib Memsahib' We're picking up speed I'm so scared he's going to get his foot runover so I grab whatever I could from my wallet and somehow get it into his hands In return he tosses a random book at me through the window as he's getting further further away from the cab I look to see what I ended up with It was A Thousand Splendid Suns which I was planning on buying anyways The cab driver asked me how much I ended up giving the boy 'A hundred and fifty rupees' I said which is barely 4 The cab driver says in return 'You paid a hundred rupees too much' Hardly I thought to myself That boy worked his butt off The best part is because the book is bootlegged it's full of typos and random fonts Love it In case I ever discuss the book with you and my recollection of the story is completely different from what you read you'll know whyJanuary 2008Read the book on my way to Vietnam a few days ago Loved it although it was missing a few pages here and there Coincidentally the friend I'm traveling with brought the same book on our trip so I had access to the missing pages And another coincidence our Mekong Delta guide was carrying a copy of the Kite Runner We were like some sort of Hosseini fanclub floating down the Mekong in our longboathaha I have a few thoughts on this book I'll write them out in detail soon I'm heading back to Bombay in a few daysmaybe I'll run into another bookseller on foot

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Of their own lives but of the next generation With heart wrenching power and suspense Hosseini shows how a woman's love for her family can move her to shocking and heroic acts of self sacrifice and that in the end it is love or even the memory of love that is often the key to survivalA stunning accomplishment A Thousand Splendid Suns is a haunting heartbreaking compelling story of an unforgiving time an unlikely friendship and an indestructible love khaledhosseinic. A Thousand Splendid Suns Khaled HosseiniA Thousand Splendid Suns is a 2007 novel by Afghan American author Khaled Hosseini It is his second following his bestselling 2003 debut The Kite Runner Mariam is an illegitimate child and suffers from both the stigma surrounding her birth along with the abuse she faces throughout her marriage Laila born a generation later is comparatively privileged during her youth until their lives intersect and she is also forced to accept a marriage proposal from Rasheed Mariam's husbandعنوانها یک «هزار خورشید درخشان»؛ دو «هزار آفتاب شکفت انگیز»؛ سه «هزار خورشید تابان»؛ چهار «هزاران خورشید تابان»؛ پنج «هزاران خورشید درخشان»؛ شش «هزاران خورشید فروزان»؛ هفت «هزار خورشید باشکوه»؛ هشت «هزار خورشید رخشان»؛ نویسنده خالد حسینی؛ تاریخ نخستین خوانش ماه فوریه سال 2007میلادی و بار دیگر در ماه اکتبر سال 2008میلادیعنوان هزار خورشید درخشان؛ نویسنده خالد حسینی؛ مترجم بیتا کاظمی؛ تهران، باغ نو، 1386؛ در 461ص؛ شابک 9789647425384؛ موضوع داستانهای نویسندگان افغانی امریکایی سده 21معنوان هزار خورشید رخشان؛ نویسنده خالد حسینی؛ مترجم زامیاد سعدوندیان؛ تهران، نگارستان کتاب، 1387؛ در 488ص؛ شابک 9789648155297؛ عنوان هزار خورشید تابان؛ نویسنده خالد حسینی؛ مترجم پریسا سلیمانزاده اردبیلی؛ زیبا گنجی؛ تهران، مروارید، 1386؛ در 451ص؛ شابک 9789648831879؛ چاپ دوم و سوم 1387؛ پنجم 1388؛ ششم 1389؛ عنوان هزار خورشید تابان؛ نویسنده خالد حسینی؛ مترجم آزاده شهپری؛ تهران، ماهابه، 1393؛ در 428ص؛ شابک 9786005205503؛ عنوان هزار خورشید تابان؛ نویسنده خالد حسینی؛ مترجم حمیدرضا بلوچ؛ تهران، به سخن، 1394؛ در 407ص؛ شابک 9786009484492؛ عنوان هزار خورشید باشکوه؛ نویسنده خالد حسینی؛ مترجم ایرج مثال آذر؛ تهران، در دانش بهمن، 1386؛ در 464ص؛ شابک 9789641740070؛ چاپ دوم 1387؛عنوان هزار خورشید باشکوه؛ نویسنده خالد حسینی؛ مترجم ناهید سلامی؛ تهران، نشر چشمه، 1386؛ در 433ص؛ شابک 9789643623920؛ عنوان هزاران خورشید فروزان؛ نویسنده خالد حسینی؛ مترجم فیروزه مقدم عابدی؛ تهران، نشر تهران، 1389؛ در 487ص؛ شابک 9789642911158؛ عنوان هزاران خورشید درخشان؛ نویسنده خالد حسینی؛ مترجم سمیه گنجی؛ ساری، زهره، 1386؛ در 447ص؛ شابک 9789642981038؛ عنوان هزاران خورشید تابان؛ نویسنده خالد حسینی؛ مترجم مژگان احمدی؛ تهران، بهزاد، 1389؛ در 320ص؛ شابک 9789642569939؛ عنوان هزاران آفتاب شگفت انگیز؛ نویسنده خالد حسینی؛ مترجم منیژه شیخ جوادی بهزاد؛ تهران، پیکان، 1386؛ در 432ص؛ شابک 9789643285623؛ نام و عنوان این کتاب از این بیت برگرفته شده «حساب مه جبینان لب بامش که میداند؟ دوصد خورشیدرو افتاده بر، هر پای دیوارش»؛ بیت را «صائب تبریزی» در وصف «کابل» سروده است؛نقل از متن کتاب «جلیل» با خنده برایش داستان «ملکه گوهرشاد» را تعریف میکرد، که مناره های مشهور «هرات» را در سده پانزدهم میلادی، به عنوان چکامه ای از عشق خود به آن دیار بنا کرده بود، او برایش، از «گندمزارهای سبز هرات»، و «باغهای میوه»، «تاکستانهایی که آبستن شاخه های پربار انگور» بودند، «بازارهای پر ازدحام و شلوغ با سقفهای بلند و محرابی شان» گفته بود؛ یک روز «جلیل» گفت «یک درخت پسته هست «مریم» جان، که زیر آن کسی جز «جامی»، شاعر بزرگ نخوابیده است»، پس از آن «جلیل» خم شد و زمزمه کرد «جامی پانصد سال پیش زندگی میکرد؛ بله؛ یکبار ترا به آنجا برده ام، پیش آن درخت، اما تو کوچک بودی و یادت نمیآید»؛ پایان نقل از متنهشدار اگر هنوز کتاب را نخوانده اید و میخواهید بخوانید از خوانش ادامه ی ریویو لطفا خودداری فرمایید؛نویسنده روایتی دردناک از زندگی دو زن هموطن خویش ارائه میدهد، روایتی که به گفته ی خود ایشان تنها گوشه ای از دردهای بی پایان زنان افغان را، به تصویر میکشد، زنان توانا و پاکدامنی که در دام دنیایی خشن، نازیبا و ضد زن گرفتار شده اند، دنیایی که حتی فرصتی اندک برای لذت بردن از زندگی را از آنها دریغ میکند، دنیایی که در آن آنها مجالی برای ارائه ی توانایی هاشان نمییابند و دنیایی که در آن زن تنهاترین و البته مظلومترین موجود است؛ اما آیا محکوم بودن به زندگی در چنین دنیایی توانسته امید را از دلهای این زنان برباید؟ این پرسشی است که «مریم» و «لیلا» شخصیتهای اصلی رمان به آن پاسخ منفی میدهندهزار خورشید تابان روایت زندگی دو زن است، «مریم» دختر نامشروع یک بازرگان افغان، و «لیلا» دختر نازپرورده ی یک روشنفکر افغان، دو زنی که به رغم آغازهای متفاوت، سرنوشتی مشترک پیدا میکنند، و هر کدام غمخوار غم دیگری میشوند؛ پس از مرگ مادر، «مریم» برای مدتی کوتاه به خانه پدرش میرود، پدری که او را از خود نمیداند؛ در ادامه، پدر برای رها شدن از دست این مهمان ناخوانده، او را به عقد مردی مسن درمیآورد، مردی که «مریم» در خانه ی او، تلخترین رنجها را تجربه میکند؛ در گوشه ای دیگر از این سرزمین، موشکی شلیک میشود و «لیلا» را که دختر یک روشنفکر افغان است، همخانه ی «مریم» میکند، «مریمی» که اندک اندک در حال از دست دادن امیدش به زندگی استاما ورود «لیلا» به زندگی «مریم» او را صاحب دختری میکند، که آرزویش را داشته است، و «مریم» انگیزه ی نوی برای زندگی مییابد، انگیزه ی رهانیدن «لیلا»، از سرنوشتی که به نظر همان سرنوشت «مریم» است؛ در سوی دیگر ماجرا، «لیلا» نیز که از آغوش پر مهر پدر و مادر خود محروم شده، به آغوش «مریمی» پناه میبرد که گویی به انتظارش نشسته بوده؛ از اینجا به بعد داستان به روایت مقاومتهای این دو زن در برابر خشونت «رشید» شوهرشان بدل میشود؛ اما نقطه ی اوج داستان، صحنه کشته شدن «رشید» توسط «مریم» است، آنجا که «مریم» زندگی «رشید» را میگیرد و از زندگی خودش میگذرد، تا به لیلا و فرزندانش زندگی ببخشد؛ «مریم» به زندان میافتد و سپس اعدام میشود، و «لیلا» به همراه عشق قدیمیش «طارق»، راه سرزمین همسایه، پاکستان را در پیش میگیرند، تا همراه با فرزندانش، جند روز آرامش را تجربه کندتاریخ بهنگام رسانی 01061399هجری خورشیدی؛ ا شربیانی

Khaled Hosseini ☆ 7 review

A Thousand Splendid SunsRy of family friendship faith and the salvation to be found in loveBorn a generation apart and with very different ideas about love and family Mariam and Laila are two women brought jarringly together by war by loss and by fate As they endure the ever escalating dangers around them in their home as well as in the streets of Kabul they come to form a bond that makes them both sisters and mother daughter to each other and that will ultimately alter the course not just. It was a warm sunny day in Montenegro and I was about to set out on a boat trip I felt certain that a combination of sightseeing and the people I was with would keep me from having much time to read but I packed a book anyway just in case there was time for a chapter or two in between stops A Thousand Splendid Suns happened to be that book And at the end of the day when I staggered off that boat blinking at my sudden exposure to reality it wasn't because I'd been mesmerised by the stunning architecture and history lessons no it was because Hosseini stomped all over my heart I'm not even sure how I found enough hours in the day to take a boat trip around Montenegro and read this entire novel but somehow I finished this in the few hours I had simply because I had toMy initial reaction was a furious teary promise to myself that I would have to give this book five stars I think it's impossible for the mind to win a battle with the heart in that level of heat especially when you're used to English weather But afterwards I managed to reclaim some of my sense and sanity which is when I finally began to acknowledge this book's limitations For one thing I think it's extremely generous to place this book in the literary fiction category I am certainly no book snob give me a delicious page turner over some pretentious waffle any day but I find myself comparing A Thousand Splendid Suns to another book about a country and culture I was only vaguely familiar with The Poisonwood Bible a book which I also read on my trip The latter is a far complex ambitious work that brings something which to me felt entirely fresh and original Hosseini's story on the other hand is not groundbreaking and I recognise many of the scenes and characters from other booksWhat it is however is incredibly emotional sad uplifting infuriating and memorable It's lessons on the history of Afghanistan and the rise of the Taliban might be basic but they are nothing if not compelling I came away feeling like I learned something What I did learn was truly horrifying it painted details into the very vague images I already had in my mind that I had gotten from various British newspapers But I also really liked the affection for his birth country that shines through Hosseini's story; his faith in the ultimate goodness of these people who witnessed society and order crumbling around themThe ultimate tragedy of this story for me is how everything could have been very different for Mariam and Laila if people had just acted a little faster stopped worrying about their pride a little earlier and trusted a little I really liked the range of emotions both women experienced and they way the author showed this I know some readers thought it was wrong for Mariam to be jealous of Laila at first but I actually really liked the complexity Rasheed may be a bastard but he was the only thing in the world that she had at that point and on some level it made sense to me that she would want to claim him for herselfWhile I believe Mariam and Laila experienced complex emotions and were well developed Rasheed did not get the same treatment a fact which I'm torn about On the one hand I think Rasheed would have been a better character if he'd been developed beyond him being the most villainous villain in all villaindom On the other hand I think Rasheed's evil personality offers an important distinction between him and Jalil and the other men one which is needed in a book that looks at the cruelties women suffer at the hands of men The difference between Rasheed and Jalil is important The latter is a man who acts badly because his behaviour is shaped by the society he lives in Rasheed on the other hand is a mean and violent brute who completely abuses the power handed to him as a man in this society These differences between Rasheed Jalil and the other men Tari Laila's dad etc show there is not one type of man in this society that wife beating is not simply a part of the culture that even in a patriarchal society you can choose what type of man you want to beI admit this is far from a perfect book but it is a good book It's a book that seems to swallow you whole but spit you back out in pieces And just to mention I keep intending to read The Kite Runner again because I think studying it at school ruined it for me but so far I much prefer A Thousand Splendid Suns