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A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khalid Hosseini

Well this is a very angry making book!  I’m not sure why I picked it up exactly but I whizzed through it super fast (for me anyway) and then spent my days at work completely distracted, worrying about the characters.

A Thousand Splendid Suns

This book is set in Afghanistan, from the 1980’s to early 2000’s and an amazing number of changes happen in that, relatively, short space of time.  Another book to make me realise that I have no idea what’s going on in the world.  It’s also quite hard to get your head around the fact that this stuff happened within my lifetime, and yet a lot of it seems so medieval.

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Book Review- Heart of Darkness and Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

I wasn’t sure I had much to say on these books, and they were pretty short, so I thought I’d stick ’em both together, even though they are totally different.

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Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad is a short story set in the Congo (Africa) that was turned into the film Apocalypse Now (set in Vietnam).  I haven’t seen AN so can’t really comment on that but I don’t really understand how the book became the film…

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