The Beautiful and the Not-so-beautiful

Debjani's Thoughts

Recently, I watched two films, August Rush and Leap Year, and read a book, A Thousand Splendid Suns. While the films were good overall, the book was wonderful.

In A Thousand Splendid Suns, penned by Khaled Hosseini, the narrative seamlessly blends the stories of the two women protagonists, Mariam and Laila, against the backdrop of the Taliban invasion in Afghanistan.

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini - Review
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

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A Thousand Splendid Suns is as much “a story about a woman’s freedom from brutal and systematic oppression as it is about human endurance and courage to move on and start afresh.” It’s a story of hope.

As far as the films are concerned, I liked both of them, although when I checked the Internet, none of the films were appreciated by the critics. Carping is the profession of critics…

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Author: debjani6ghosh

I started this blog to discuss books that I read and movies that I watch. But the blog may not be purely restricted to that!

9 thoughts on “The Beautiful and the Not-so-beautiful”

  1. Thank you for you recommendations, especially Khaled Hosseini’s book!
    I have seen The Leap Year and it was very entertaining. Something tells me I’ll find August Rush heartbreaking- I find it difficult to read or watch films about abandoned children, although you do say that there is a fairy-tale ending.

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