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Book review: <i>Everything Bad Is Good For You</i> by Steve Johnson

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If this was written forty years ago, it would be called "Bebop and Marijuana - Your Teenagers Could Do Worse."

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Book review: <i>A Thousand Splendid Suns</i> by Khaled Hosseini

Afghanistan, in my mind anyway, marched its way out of near obscurity back when America declared war on it back in 2001. Previous to that Iā€™m sure that I had heard of it, but not in any meaningful way. What I particularly enjoyed about A Thousand Splendid Suns was the loose history lesson it provides, and the way it creates a sense of dimension and identity for a nation of people who have suffered much hardship. Not only that, but the fame of the previous novel, The Kite Runner, has guaranteed that the story of Afghanistan is going to be passed around a much wider audience than it previously had in its long and recently brutal existence.

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