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Duizend schitterende zonnen (original 2007; edition 2007)

by Khaled Hosseini

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Member:HistoryMan
Title:Duizend schitterende zonnen
Authors:Khaled Hosseini
Info:Amsterdam De Bezige Bij 2007
Collections:Your library
Rating:*****
Tags:literature, asian literature, read

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Slow start but the middle to the end was really excellent. ( )
  yougotamber | Aug 22, 2014 |
A touching book! It isn't for the faint hearted with its tough story line. Amazing! ( )
  NatashaGribbin | Aug 10, 2014 |
Algus oli raske, sest see raamat on masendavalt halvasti kirjutatud (tõlgitud?), kuid mida edasi, seda rohkem kaalub põnev lugu Afganistani elust olust läbi aastakümnete üles lugemise vaevuse ja lõpuks harjud ära, et tekst peabki olema üheplaaniline ja lakooniline.
Pean tunnistama, et minu teadmised islamielu kohta pärinevad vaid ühest Jeemenist rääkivast raamatust- Z. Muhseni "Müüdud", mis oli ikka väga räige, ning meediast . Ning ka selle raamatu tutvustus oli ilmselt koostatud minusugust lääneinimest silmas pidades.
Ma arvan, et raamat oleks olnud tegelikult mõjusam, kui loo teljeks oleks olnud nn normaalsed inimesed. Perevägivald, vähemalt minu jaoks, mõjus ühiskonna kallal toime pandava vägivalla taustal väheolulisena. Rahumeelse pere baasil oleks muudatused ühiskonnas ning nende mõjud ilmselt tundunud veel mõjusamad. Aga ju oli selllise stereotüüpse vägivaldse islamiperekonna keskmesse toomine vajalik müügieduks. Ja töötas ju ka minu peal.

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http://indigoaalane.blogspot.com/2010/11/khosseini-tuhat-hiilgavat-paikest.html ( )
  Indigoaalane | Jul 18, 2014 |
This was originally posted on http://bellesbeautifulbooks.blogspot.com
The Short:
I disliked this book. I hated everything about this book. I didn't like the characters or the story. It was just bad. If I didn't have to read it for school, I would never have finished it.

The Long:
From the start of this book I knew it was not a book that I would like. I didn't connect or even like any of the characters. They were ALL flat. There was no change in how any of the characters acted. If there was an interesting character, I may have liked reading this book. I didn't like either of the girls POV (even if the POVs were done well). They were very bland. To describe the girls in one word it would be pleb.
The plot was dull at its best. It never got to the point where I HAD to keep reading. I was always dreading picking up the book. Literally, the whole plot was the husband getting mad and the girls trying to make it better. NOT GOOD!
I don't know if people actually like this book if they have read it, but it was not for me. ( )
  BelleBooks117 | Jul 13, 2014 |
3.5, but decided to round up. However, this is definitely not equal to The Kite Runner! ( )
  patsaintsfan | May 23, 2014 |
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Hosseini doesn’t seem entirely comfortable writing about the inner lives of women and often resorts to stock phrases. Yet Hosseini succeeds in carrying readers along because he understands the power of emotion as few other popular writers do.
 
Anyone whose heart strings were pulled by Khaled Hosseini's first, hugely successful novel, The Kite Runner, should be more than satisfied with this follow-up. Hosseini is skilled at telling a certain kind of story, in which events that may seem unbearable - violence, misery and abuse - are made readable.
added by mikeg2 | editThe Guardian, Natasha Walter (May 19, 2007)
 

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Khaled Hosseiniprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bourgeois, ValérieTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Caspersen, Alis FriisTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Divjak, DarjaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Elazar, ZilaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hansen, WTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Jęczmyk, AnnaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Kovačić, MarkoTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Li, JingyiTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lizarazu, Josune ZuzuarreguiTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Mēnōn, RamāTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Middelthon, Elisabet W.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Moral Bartolomé, GemaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Nguyễn, Thị Hương ThảoTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Nilsson, JohanTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Nugrahani, BerlianiTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Özgören, PürenTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Pradhāna, MadhukarTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Purić, MirzahTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rouanet, Maria HelenaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Salīm, QaiṣarTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Savikurki, KristiinaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Šenkyřík, LadislavTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Tsuchiya, MasaoTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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This book is dedicated to Haris and Farah, both the noor of my eyes, and to the women of Afghanistan.
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Mariam was five years old the first time she heard the word harami.
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Nobody could count the moons that shined on her roofs,
or the thousand splendid suns that hid behind her walls
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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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A moving story
Of Mariam and Laila,
Of love and heartache.
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Amidst the turmoil and chaos that ensue following the fall of the monarchy in 1973, two Afghan women are thrown together by fate.

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