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What is the author's style in "A Thousand Splendid Suns"? And an example,...

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Posted August 19, 2008 at 12:53 AM via web

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What is the author's style in "A Thousand Splendid Suns"? And an example, please?

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pmiranda2857 | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted August 19, 2008 at 8:09 AM (Answer #1)

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"A Thousand Splendid Suns" is a work of fiction that is based on reality.  The story of the two women Mariam and Laila and the terrible things that happen to them in an environment where men have absolute power supported by religioius fanatacism.

This work, exhibits the author's ability to convey sadness and the tragic lives of these two women who are caught in the middle of a war.  It is packed with raw emotion, the reader feels like he/she is experiencing the horrors of war, as well as the torturous life that the two women live.

"Hosseini has been praised both for the high quality of his prose as well as for his skill at keeping an audience engaged with his stories. He also has the ability to mix captivating characters with the history that surrounds them."

"He can dig into the emotions of his characters to make them feel real, almost as if he were telling the stories of real people he has long known."

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saee | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted November 17, 2008 at 12:51 PM (Answer #2)

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the previous answer is right
however the opinion about the book
he does not make all this up to make it real
they are reaL!
They actually happened
so all the thing Hosseni has mentioned and put togather to make it so real. and make us sad
its not fake
all real

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vancolate4729 | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted January 17, 2009 at 7:22 AM (Answer #3)

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Not to sound rude, but I found the answer previous to mine slightly juvanile. In fact, Khalad Hosseini visited Afghanistan prior to his writing of the book, and learned about the lives of the local women by listening to their usual, casual conversations to each other about their daily life. So the book is a collaboration of many different people's lives, and Hosseini's added bits to make the book work.

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