The Kite Runner Graphic Novel

The Kite Runner Graphic Novel

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by Khaled Hosseini
     
 

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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,

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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 compelling story to a new generation of readers.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Seven years after the novel’s publication and four years after the release of a motion picture, a faithful though streamlined graphic novel adaptation of Hosseini’s bestseller appears. Amir was raised in privilege in Afghanistan, with Hassan, a member of the Hazara minority whose father is a servant in Amir’s house, as his constant companion. Amir’s jealousy over his father’s affection for Hassan leads to a betrayal that breaks up the friendship. Hassan and his father move away, Amir and his father escape from Afghanistan during the Soviet war, and the tie seems broken forever. But 15 years later, Amir, now living in San Francisco, receives a call that sends him back to Afghanistan and straight into the heart of the darkest part of his history. The characters are strong-featured (though Hassan’s cleft pallet, significant in the story, is all but invisible) and expressive, though murky coloring sometimes threatens to obscure linework. The art during Amir’s recounting of his Afghan childhood is bathed in warm colors, contrasting well with the gray, muted colors of Afghanistan during Taliban rule. In a conflict that we now know has no easy solutions, a happy ending, while welcome, feels like nothing more than wishful thinking. (Sept.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101613153
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/06/2011
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
136
Sales rank:
487,266
File size:
54 MB
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This product may take a few minutes to download.
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Khaled Hosseini was born in Kabul, Afghanistan, and moved to the United States in 1980. He is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The Kite Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns, and And the Mountains Echoed. He is A U.S. Goodwill Envoy to the United Nations Refugee Agency, and the founder of The Khaled Hosseini Foundation, a nonprofit that provides humanitarian assistance to the people of Afghanistan.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Sunnyvale, California
Date of Birth:
March 4, 1965
Place of Birth:
Kabul, Afghanistan
Education:
B.S. in biology, Santa Clara University, 1988; M.D., UC San Diego School of Medicine, 1993
Website:
http://www.khaledhosseini.com

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The Kite Runner Graphic Novel 2.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would give it 0 stars on a nook, writing cant be seen
SwanNook More than 1 year ago
Problems downloading; nothing to read; and the best part - Barnes & Noble customer service, apparently overseas, is HORRIBLE!!! All I got were 7 pages and can't get beyond the fourth page but they are insisting that I downloaded it and they can't refund me!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nothing in the book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I didn't really know much about the story before and I wish I had because it was really disturbing and sad at parts but in the end the main character's redeeming choice to save someone unlike he did in his past made it a worthwhile read. If you do not want to read the novel which progresses very slowly try the graphic novel it was great.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Why is this even a choice on here..I want a refund!!
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This book is not compatible with Glow Light device.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If sodomy and innocence were coupled in a story, this would be the one to read. However, this poorly written book has a very loose plot with a very poorly written narrative. I would not recommend this book!!!!!
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