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The Kite Runner: Graphic Novel

4.25  ·  Rating Details  ·  6,031 Ratings  ·  458 Reviews
The perennial bestseller-now available as a sensational new graphic novel.

Since its publication in 2003, nearly 7 million readers have discovered "The Kite Runner." Through Khaled Hosseini's brilliant writing, a previously unknown part of the world was brought to vivid life for readers. Now, in this beautifully illustrated graphic novel adaptation, Hosseini brings his comp
Paperback, 136 pages
Published September 6th 2011 by Riverhead Trade (first published January 1st 2011)
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Lola  Reviewer

I can’t believe how sad this story is. Now I really have to read the novel, because there has to be MORE. More wonderful moments of true friendship between Amir and Hassan. More detail on the conflict between nations. More harrowing moments, too… This story moved me, greatly, and I may have shed a tear if things didn’t evolve as quickly as they did. In a way, it’s a good thing they did, because my interest never faltered and I was able to read this in one sitting. But still.

I’m not fond of the a
Kristina Horner
Dec 31, 2015 Kristina Horner rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic-novels
Wow. Just wow. This was definitely the most emotional graphic novel I've ever read, and while I loved it - it hit me pretty hard. Someday I will need to read the actual book version. But wow. Maybe in awhile.
Cait Grace
Oct 17, 2015 Cait Grace rated it really liked it
Okay, so I did not expect this to be a whirlwind of terror and emotions. YEAH I'M BAD. Most people know what a book is before going into it, but I'm like "Omg, that is a famous book I shall read it." Ahem. So I saw this in the library and thought I'd try the graphic novel first...(and also because graphic novels are freaking awesome AND I LOVE PICTURES!!)...and it definitely made me want to read the actual novel now! IT IS SO SAD THOUGH. It's really gritty and the story is dark and 'scuse me. TE ...more
Oct 10, 2012 Rola rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
الكتاب جميل فعلا ،، لم أتصور أن يكون معبرا هكذا ،،، فكيف يتم اختصار كتاب تكمن أهميته فى تفاصيله فى صفحات قليلة و اختزال صفحات و صفحات من الوصف الباهر فى مجرد رسوم و مربعات حوار!!

أولا الألوان: جاءت شبه قاتمة معبرة عن الجو النفسي للكتاب.

ثانيا: اختيار أقل الكلمات لتتسع لها بالونة الحوار ،، و لا يصل لك المعنى مع ذلك ناقصا ،، و هذا إبداع د، أحمد خالد توفيق متعدد المواهب :))

إجمالا :: كانت تجربة ثرية.
Suraya (thesuraya)
sorry but i think i am the only one who did not enjoy the graphic novel as much as everyone else. I love the book and i feel like the graphic novel did not do justice to the actual book. It lacks emotions and the plot is rushed. Although the graphic novel follows every essence and every basic plot of the book, it lacks the minor details that made the book all the more interesting. So if u think the graphic novel is amazing, trust me, the actual book is a thousand times better. The artwork is pre ...more
Actual Rating: 4.5 Childhood Stars!



It broke my heart reading this book but it also opened up my eyes about other people struggles in life, for so long. Whether it's physically or emotionally Hassan is such a wonderful boy. He's brave & loyal, a good friend you want in your life. After that unfortunate incident that had happened to him really broke me to pieces. Amir its just you typical young boy who's eager to please his father all his life. The stuff that he had don
Actual Rating: 4.5

This was a wonderful graphic novel adaptation of one of my favourite books. It was adapted well and I was just as emotionally connected with the story as I was with the novel. It's just so sad. :(

I didn't love the illustrations but I did like the colour used and how it brought the story to life. The art suited the story well and the backgrounds were particularly rich. I love how, like the novel, it presents the culture and history of Afghanistan.

I'd highly recommend this graph
Samah Shady
Jun 09, 2012 Samah Shady rated it it was amazing
حيث افغانستان .. ليست مجرد بقعة جرداء من العالم يسكنها طالبان وتدور بها معارك لا مبرر لها .. أفغانستان أطفال بلا طفولة .. إعتداء صارخ على الأرض والبشر .. وألم يبدأ من لحظة الميلاد ويستمر حتى الوفاة أو الاختفاء القسرى عن الحياة
ترجمة جيدة جداً لم تغفل المصطلحات الأفغانية مما قرب المعنى أكثر ووضع القارئ فى الجو العام للرواية
Amber (Books of Amber)
Sep 03, 2011 Amber (Books of Amber) rated it it was amazing
I haven’t read The Kite Runner novel, so I don’t know how this graphic novel fares in comparison. I do have the novel on my bookshelf waiting to be read, and I can honestly say that after reading this fantastic graphic novel that I will be picking up the book by Khaled Hosseini.

I’ll start by saying that there wasn’t anything that I disliked about this graphic novel. I thought that the drawings were stunning, and they really pulled me into the story and made the characters come to life. I focused
This book found me. One of my former students gave me a $25 Barnes & Noble gift card for my September 6th birthday. Within 24 hours, I went browsing at B&N, and this book was on one of the first tables I passed. The student who had given me the gift card had talked with me about graphic novels that day. And this book was released on September 6th! Also, just a few weeks ago, I got to meet Khaled Hosseini. He was gracious, allowing me to take a photograph with me, signing my copy of The K ...more
Stella  ☢FAYZ☢ Chen
Dec 02, 2011 Stella ☢FAYZ☢ Chen rated it it was amazing
I loved, loved, loved the artwork. The lovely colours did justice to an equally mosaic novel. Both are equally beautiful and magnificent.
Hashem Hashem
Oct 20, 2012 Hashem Hashem rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
عندما تنقل لك قصة مصورة هذه الحالة الإنسانية العميقة و تفاصيل حياة مجتمع في فترة ما و كأنك تعيشه فعلا فإنها تستحق القراءة........
MeNna Salah
كم من مرة اعدت قراءة جملة ( لاجلك ... الف مرة اخري )رواية تحمل حشد هائل من المشاعر المختلفة من الشر والخيانة الي الوفاء الابدي الي العنف والقتل والحب المطلق والرغبة في السلام
للحظات ايقنت انها رواية من الواقع الحقيقي لا ادري لماذا؟ .
عند بداية قرائتها لم استطع الا تكملتها سريعا لمعرفة كيف النهاية وكي سيكون العدل بين الوفاء والاخلاص والمحبة بلاثمن او دافع وبين الشر والحقد والغيرة والانانية .
فلا يستطيع ان يتعذب فعلا انسان كان بلا ضمير .
رواية لا تستحق سوي فائق التقدير والاحترام والدعاء لنصرة كل مظلو
Dec 22, 2015 Alina rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics
Clearly the graphic adaptation lacks the depth of the original novel, but, nonetheless, I liked it.
Zeina Jebrini
Dec 10, 2014 Zeina Jebrini rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"لأجلك ,,,ألف مرة اخرى"
من حسان إلى أمير -شتاء 1975- . ومن أمير إلى سهراب أبن حسان -2002-

The Kite Runner is a book with great impact, carrying a story that you will not forget even years after reading it.
منى أحمد
Jun 20, 2013 منى أحمد rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
لأجلك، ألف مرة أخرى.... من الروايات التي تبقى في الذاكرة.
Miriana Abazeed
Aug 31, 2014 Miriana Abazeed rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
الحب...الخوف...و التضحية...تنصهر جميعاً لتكون محتوى هذه الرواية...تترك خيطاً من النور وراء كل صفحة يمتد ليصل لقلبك و ينغرس عميقاً ليترك أثره فيه. سنوات كثيرة تكبر داخلك خلال هذه الرواية ترافق مع نمو "أمير آغا" من طفل...إلى شاب...ثم إلى رجل...استغرق نموي معه أربعة أيام. حبُّ الأرض يدفع لرسمها عروساً و إن كانت ثوبها يخلاطه السواد...هذه أفغانستان قبل الحرب...جنة...تشتعل شرارات النار داخلها بفتور و لكنها تحرق...و أقصد شرارات الظلم الإجتماعي و التفاوت الطبقي و الطائفية.أما أفغانستان الحرب كفن...لا م ...more
Oct 15, 2013 Naader rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
الرواية من الناحية الادبية رائع وبتجبر القارئ على متابعة القرائة بكامل اجزائها ولكنها من ناحية الفكر فهي بتقدم دعم كبير للسياسات الامريكيه وتشويه التاريخ الافغاني وقدم الطالباني على اساس انو ي هي الشخصية الشريرة وقدمو على اساس قام باغتصاب طف واصبحت هي الشخصية هي احدى قادة طالبان وبنلاقي وصف لقيادات طالبان بانها حمير في احدى فصول الرواية حسب تعبير ابو البطل وتقديم طالبا بهل الصورة السيئة بدون ذكر اي ايجابية لطالبان وطبعا ما ميز بين طالبان و الاسلام باي شكل من الاشكال
بنشوف المتمع الافغاني عنيف وز
Mar 25, 2016 Cher rated it really liked it
Shelves: cultural
3.5 stars - It was really good.

It has been years since I read the novel, The Kite Runner, and with it coming up as the next selection for a local book club I grabbed this as a refresher. I'm not a big fan of graphic novels but enjoy the change in pace from time to time and was able to read this one in about an hour. As far as graphic novels go, I feel this one told the story in a more complete way whereas I am normally left feeling like I have only been given a shallow version of the story. Of c
Raoofa Ibrahim
Sep 13, 2015 Raoofa Ibrahim rated it it was amazing
5 stars to this awsome graphic .. not a single detail was missing ! Perfect!
I think that the graphic was really similar to my imagination when I read the novel .
For you, a thousand times over
Hiba Alajwah
Nov 15, 2015 Hiba Alajwah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
لأجلك ألف مرة أخرى...
الأشياء الرائعة يجب أن تعاش مرة واحدة فقط ...
عشت مع هذا الكتاب قصة حب جعلتني متشوقة لنهايته وحريصة على الاستمتاع بكل كلمة منه إنه أحد الكتب القليلة التي أشعر بالحزن عند انتهائي من قرائتها رغم زخم المشاعر والأفكار التي تدفقت في ذهني استطعت أن أنسلّ من مكاني لأذهب الى شجرة الرّمان تلك أو لأشارك في التهليل للطّائرة الورقية الزرقاء المتهاوية, عندما يرشدك حدسك الى اختيار كتاب لتقرأه حينها لا تكون على دراية لماذا اخترت هذا الكتاب دون ذاك لا يمكنك التنبؤ بالكم الهائل من الأحاسيس ال
Salma Alghanmi
"من أجلك، ألف مرة ومرة!"
من حسن إلى أمير -شتاء 1975- . ومن أمير إلى سهراب أبن حسن -ربيع 2002-.

الرواية التي لم أريدها أن تنتهي، وكلما شارفت صفحاتها على النهاية، شعرت بالخوف، بالوحدة، بالحزن. الرواية التي ابكتني حزناً وفرحاً، الرواية التي قبّلتها وبكيت عند إنتهائها.
الرواية التي حرصت العام الماضي إن تطير من معرض الكتاب بالرياض إلى جدة بعد قراءة تقرير عنها في الشرق الأوسط. ورغم شغفي لها، ظلت سنة كاملة على مكتبي.. الرواية التي حرصت على امتلاكها.. كيف أجلتها كل هذا الوقت ؟

حسن الذي أحببته دوماً، أمير ال
Feb 07, 2013 nadya rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2013-books
النسخة التي قرأتها هي من إصدار دار بلومزبري - مؤسسة قطر للنشر ، باللغة العربية في 507 صفحات ..

بالنسبة للرواية ذاتها ، كانت في بدايتها-على الأقل بالنسبة لي- عاديّة ، وإن كانت ثمّة تفاصيل ممتعة .. ولكن لا أدري لمَ حين وصلتُ للفصل الرابع عشر -منتصف الرواية- شعرتُ باندماجٍ تام مع القصّة لدرجة أنّي أنهيتُ الـ 250 صفحة المتبقية في جلسةٍ واحدة !

وأنا أقرأ تفاصيل زيارة "أمير" لأفغانستان بعد الغياب الذي كان تمنّيتُ لو أنّي أكون هناك ، لا أدري لمَ ، ولكن رغبةٌ ما اجتاحتني لأفعل ذلك ، ربّما للوصف الدقيق ا
Gary Anderson
Dec 15, 2011 Gary Anderson rated it liked it
As an admirer of The Kite Runner novel, I had high hopes for this graphic novel but was disappointed in this graphic novel version.

It never rises above the level of those Classics Illustrated comics that I read from time to time as a kid.

The Kite Runner story is intact here, but its impact is severely diminished in this rendering. The chronology and characters are hard to follow. The art is fine but has no especially interesting effects.

If you want The Kite Runner story, you're much better off
Mar 26, 2012 Shelley rated it it was amazing
"For you ..... Anything"

No greater love has man than to lay down his life for a friend.
A story of false friendship and true friendship
and betrayal that can not corrupt innocence ...
Ahmed Gohary
Sep 28, 2015 Ahmed Gohary rated it liked it
لا ادرى لماذا لم اتأثر بها وجدتها قصة عادية لا تستحق كل هذة الضجة تشعر انها دعاية امريكية لترسيخ شكل المجتمعات الاسلامية كما يراها الغرب وتصوير امريكا على انها ملاذ للضعفاء و المظلومين ,محتاج ان اقراء عن حركة طالبان و الحياة فى افغنستان من مصادر موثوقة حتى استطيع الحكم على هذا العمل بشكل دقيق لأن معلوماتى للأسف محدودة فى هذا الموضوع

هذة قراءة للنسخة المصورة المكتوبة بالانجليزية ,لم انجح فى ايجاد الكتاب بترجمة د.أحمد خالد سواء كان كتاب مطبوع او الكترونى
Mai Habeeb
Apr 12, 2016 Mai Habeeb rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, history
Read the book a couple years ago (and loved it to bits, of course). Reading the graphic novel brought back a torrent of emotions. Was not expecting it to be that overwhelming.

Lovely artwork. Readers who enjoyed the book will def enjoy this!
Feb 04, 2015 Daniel rated it really liked it
Shelves: january-2015-tbr
This is my first time reading a graphic novel and I like it so much. The illustration is amazing and I love the storyline. I haven't read the novel yet and I hope I can find it soon. I'm gonna reread this graphic novel soon. Oh, on the side note, I only take 1 hour to finish this graphic novel during a lunch break. * I am patting myself on the back right now*
Jan 11, 2015 Michael rated it liked it
I recently read the book, The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini, and I thought that it was compelling but hard to follow. This story takes place in Kabul, Afghanistan, the largest city in Afghanistan and the heart of Taliban rule in the early 1970's (this is the graphic novel version of The Kite Runner).

What is a graphic novel? A graphic novel is a long story with a comic book format. The Kite Runner also has a realistic fiction element to it. A graphic novel has a lot of artwork. The artwork in t
Shwetha HS
Aug 11, 2015 Shwetha HS rated it it was amazing
If you are an avid reader and have read every best seller book, then you must have read The Kite Runner by Khaleed Hosseini. This blog is not a review of the novel, but the graphic version of the novel. All the illustrations in the book are by Fabio Celoni and Mirka Andolfo.

The story revolves around the concept that a person who is not capable of standing up for himself is not worthy of any relationship in life. It is set in the background of the changing facets of Afghanistan. Young Amir abando
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Hosseini was born in Kabul, Afghanistan, in 1965. In 1970 Hosseini and his family moved to Iran where his father worked for the Embassy of Afghanistan in Tehran. In 1973 Hosseini's family returned to Kabul, and Hosseini's youngest brother was born in July of that year.
In 1976, when Hosseini was 11 years old, Hosseini's father obtained a job in Paris, France, and moved the family there. They were u
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