Author: Khaled Hosseini  Having read Khaled Hosseini’s  first book “The Kite Runner” nobody can stop from wanting to read his more books.  Like the first one, this book is also one of his exquisite works.

I reckon this book depicts the real life of Afghanis especially the woman. It is normal for men in eastern countries like Afghanistan, Iran to have many wives on the benefaction of being a Muslim, so economic problems in the family make people poor, women not educated restricted to houses only ;their life almost becomes a prison. The other disasters  there are the wars and the Taliban  which has made Afghanistan a mere  place to live.This book narrates the plight of women in  Kabul using Mariam and Laila as mouthpiece.

Mariam born in  Herat a harami as they call her is married  to Rasheed  a brute  more than double her age. Who turns  evil, harassing after she has  a series of miscarriages. The another  protagonist of this story Laila raised by  intellectual parents and protecting friend Tariq.Her life ruins after stray inexorable rocket kills her family and her boyfriend becomes a refugee in Pakistan who also gets killed.

She is rescued by Mariam and her husband Rasheed. Later a friendship develops between Mariam and Laila more like a mother and daughter relationship. The emotions in the story are well structured tears flow down for the deaths of the loving people, feel raged over Rasheed’s brutality, even blush on Laila and Tariq’s intimacy. As the story moves on its not just sympathy  you will respect, care and appreciate them for their courage.

The story also describes how the beautiful country was destroyed by the soviets then overtook by the Taliban and rules made by them making women prisoners in their house and their life more worse. It also narrates  the Titanic fever among the Afghanis and Laila saying ‘Everybody wants Jack to save them. Jack is dead. Jack is not coming back’.

Hosseini has this boon of writing stories  in 3 dimensional style , he gives the story a realistic touch. He cares for his every character he gives them depth as they require. This book accomplishes in making you want to read more and even  gives  knowledge about the life of people in Afghanistan. This book is a must read to all those book lovers.

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Mayflower is a system engineer by profession. Loves to read books, interested in making handicrafts, travelling and enjoys cooking.

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Urmila is a system engineer by profession. Loves to read books, interested in making handicrafts, travelling and enjoys cooking.
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