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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
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Paperback, 136 pages
Published September 6th 2011 by Riverhead Trade (first published January 1st 2011)
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Rola
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.
Rebecca
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
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Amber (Books of Amber)
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
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Samah Shady
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
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Stella  ☢FAYZ☢ Chen
I loved, loved, loved the artwork. The lovely colours did justice to an equally mosaic novel. Both are equally beautiful and magnificent.
Jason
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
Hashem Hashem
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
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Cher
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
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منى أحمد
لأجلك، ألف مرة أخرى.... من الروايات التي تبقى في الذاكرة.
Miriana Abazeed
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
Naader
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
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Zeina Jebrini
"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.
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
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nadya
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
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Gary Anderson
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
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Daniel
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*
Michael
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
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Cavocorax
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Kim
Hosseini, Khaled – Drachenläufer (Graphic Novel)

Afghanistan 1975: In Kabul wächst der zwölfjährige Amir auf, der mit Hilfe seines Freundes Hassan unbedingt einen Wettbewerb im Drachensteigen gewinnen will. Als die beiden Jungen tatsächlich siegen, wird ihre Freundschaft von Amir auf schreckliche Weise verraten.
Viele Jahre später kehrt er aus dem Ausland in seine Heimatstadt Kabul zurück, um seine Schuld zu sühnen…

Ein wundervoll illustriertes Graphic Novel zum gleichnamigen Bestseller von Khaled
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Shelley
"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 ...
Linda
كل ما يمكنني أن أقوله هو أنني عندما أتممتها وددت لو أنها لم تنتهي .. انها ملحمة انستنية من اول وجعها إلی آخر بسمة فيها .. استطاع حسيني أن يحملني من بين الاسطر إلی عالم البؤس الأفغاني ..
انه قادر مرة اخری علی ابهاري .. قادر علی سرقة انتباهي ليس لايام القراءة فقط .. ولكن لما بعد الانتهاء منها ..
ما اوجعني هو خروج حسان مبكرا من احداث الرواية .. كان امير انانيا حتی في استحواذه علی الدور الرئيسي في القصة ... شعرت كم كانت لتبدو القصة اجمل لو أن حسان مكث أكثر في احداثها ... لو ان أمير اعترف بذنب الساعة
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Brenda
I read The Kite Runner in July, 2011, and when I discovered it had been made into a Graphic Novel, I really wanted to read it too. The illustrations are exquisite, the detail is wonderful, and I loved it just as much as the paperback.

The Kite Runner: Graphic Novel is about a young boy, Amir, the only son of a popular entrepenuer, growing up in a wealthy part of Kabul, Afghanistan, who betrays his childhood friend and later has a chance to redeem himself. As his father's best friend, Rahim Khan,
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Malak Aly
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Michelle
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Nay Denise
This was an awesome read! I remember reading The Kite Runner in high school, but couldn't remember much about it. I was dreading reading the actual book, so when I found out that there was a graphic novel I had to get it! I got it as an E-Book from my library via Kindle and I was not disappointed.

I'm happy I got this because it refreshed my memory and made reading this book much more enjoyable! Definitely recommend if you need a refresher or don't want to actual read the full book.
Mirna Abifaker
The Kite Runner is a book with great impact, carrying a story that you will not forget even years after reading it. Taking place in Afghanistan, Amir, a little boy dreams of winning the kite tournament with his best friend, Hassan. What happens to Hassan that afternoon after winning the kite race greatly effects the both of them and things begin to change between them afterwards, causing them to separate. The novel takes you through Amirs life and even a part of Hassans life in the future from t ...more
Malik
رواية أفغانية حزينة. جعلتني أتعرف على الكثير مما أجهله من تاريخ أفغانستان وباكستان من منتصف السبعينات إلى 2001. كما منحتني مشهدا حول المهاجرين الافغان لأمريكا قبل وبعد أحداث سبتمبر 2011. تمنيت ألاّ ينهي المؤلف شخصية حسان بتلك السرعة فقد أحببته أكثر من أمير. ولكني وجدت عوضا في ابنه سوهراب. كرهت آصف واحتقرت مشهده مع الطفل سوهراب. ولكنه الواقع....ستبقى هذه الرواية علامة كلما مرت بي طائرة ورقية أو ذكرا لأفغانستان. وجدت أسلوبها متعبا في القراءة. ربما يرجع هذا لعامل الترجمة أو لأني ارتبطت قبلها برواية ...more
Cecilie Blomberg
Oh... This was such a strong story. My heart is literally aching.

I haven't read the novel, and I don't think I have it in me to handle it. I imagine it will make me even more invested in the characters, and already reading the graphic novel adaptation I had more than enough feelings for the characters.

The art is absolutely beautiful. I love all the color that a graphic novel can bring. In this one, all the colors created such amazing moods.

So all in all. I need some time to recover from this.
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Beatrix Minkov
It was my first Graphic Novel to read, and it was excellent. The illustrations by Fabio Celoni and Mirka Andolfo were wonderful, and although I knew the story from the book and movie, it was a whole new way of experiencing it. What I found peculiar about this experience is that I found myself pausing at several points, rethinking about the story, but also giving a moment's thought to the situation in Afghanistan and Pakistan in these days, which we see on the news every day, but still can't comp ...more
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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.
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