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“ATSS is a poignant, haunting, riveting tale of 2 Afghan women whose entangled lives were caught in a turbulent time and place. The portrayal of characters were amazing ( Mariam, Laila and yes, even that of Rasheed) that it sinks into you. The background was perfect,permeative of Afghan history from first to last page. An emotive story of family, friendship, faith, hope and endurance - I was enthralled and even stirred to tears at some points. It was a very good read for me. Love it!
I found a website [ http://www.giantbuddhas.com/en/bamiyan/ ] showing interesting excerpts from a documentary of the GIANT BUDDHAS at Bamiyan Valley - the valley viisted by Babi, Tariq and Mariam in the story : http://www.giant-buddhas.com/en/bamiyan/.
In between research and some other readings, I dropped by flickR and was glad to have found these:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/herat/499088595/ (Herat showing minarets on the mosques)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/hamesha/1420527105/ ( Minarets of anotheR mosQue at Mosolla)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/gsamizay/512496737/ (Herat women)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/hamesha/1401142386/ (books on the street of herat)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/kippefinger/200758157/ ( Alexander the Great's fortress in Herat, Afghanistan)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/lorrainehutch/325095498/ ( another of those Herat minarets)
Bamiyan valley : http://www.orientalarchitecture.com/afghanistan/bamiyanindex.htm ”
JazzyJean wrote this review Friday, November 21, 2008.