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Sometimes when I've read an e-book I want to go straight out and get a copy of the paperback version to keep on my bookshelf and this is one of those books. If you've read The Kite Runner or seen the film and enjoyed it as much as I did, you may have already looked out for Khaled Hosseini's next book. Well I read the next one: 'A Thousand Splendid Suns' and was mildly disappointed. I thought he was another of those writers who got a three book deal on the basis of one good one and then couldn't do it again. So I was not enthusiastic about the idea of reading the third one. Then I heard it reviewed on Radio 4 and it sounded good so I decided to give it a go. I am so glad I did because I think this one is even better than the Kite Runner. It is the structure of the book that really engaged me: it is like a series of linked short stories because each one has a different central character. And the characters are so real and the story line so gripping that it feels like a true story. You must read it!

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