"A Thousand Splendid Suns is an unforgettable portrait of a wounded country and a deeply moving story of family and friendship. It is a beautiful, heart-wrenching story of an unforgiving time, an unlikely bond and an indestructible love."
For once the blurb doesn't exaggerate. I devoured this book in a couple of days and if you haven't read it yet, run and get a copy. It's absolutely wonderful, the best book I've read in years, and I defy anyone not to be moved to tears. Bloody brilliant.