Because his first novel, The Kite Runner, proved to be so successful both with literary critics and with the public, many doubted that Hosseini’s second novel could possibly be as good. However, a majority of reviewers found that A Thousand Splendid Suns either lived up to the same standards or surpassed them.
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...
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