The Kite Runner

The Kite Runner 2

Graphic Novel

by Khaled Hosseini and Fabio Celoni

Publication Date: 01/09/2011

4/5 Rating 2 Reviews
1970s Afghanistan: Twelve-year-old Amir is desperate to win the local kite-fighting tournament and his loyal friend Hassan promises to help him. But neither of the boys can foresee what will happen to Hassan that afternoon, an event that is to shatter their lives...Since its publication in 2003, The Kite Runner has sold twenty one million copies worldwide. Through Khaled Hosseini's brilliant writing, a previously unknown part of the world was brought to life. Now in this beautifully illustrated, four-colour graphic novel adaptation, The Kite Runner is given a vibrant new life which is sure to compel a new generation of readers.
Graphic Novels
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Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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United Kingdom
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Khaled Hosseini

Khaled Hosseini is one of the most widely read and beloved authors. His novels The Kite Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns and And the Mountains Echoed have sold over 55 million copies all over the world.

Hosseini is a Goodwill Ambassador for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and the founder of The Khaled Hosseini Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation which provides humanitarian assistance to the people of Afghanistan. He was born in Kabul, Afghanistan, and lives in northern California

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  • An interesting read

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    Khaled Hosseini is slow to entice the reader with The Kite Runner.
    He indelicately explores social divide and it's power to prevent beautiful friendships and destroy strong ones.
    The main character Amir is hard to take in points but the story of Afghanistan in the 70's is warming and makes it worth reading.

  • Very slow read

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    When I started reading this book for an assignment in college, it took me at least three times to actually pick it up and read it. When I was finally forced by a deadline to pick it up and read it in its entirety , it was a very slow read. I did enjoy the Afghani history that was weaved into the story, but Amir was so unlikable, and its really hard to get into a book when you almost hate the main character. I can appreciate the novel for the points it was trying to get across, but if I had the choice , I wouldn't of read it. I could of just researched Afghanistan's history and left Amir out of it. The only reason I am giving it two stars is because I enjoyed the vision of how the writer described Afghanistan before it became what it is today, that was the only part of the book that peaked my interest.

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