My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
Publication Date: January 1st 2011
Publisher: Riverhead Trade
Point of View: Masculine
Recommended Age: 14+
Genres & Themes: Adult, Historical, Graphic Novel, Friendship, Betrayal
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.
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 art, but that’s just me. I also wanted to know more about the Afghanistan in the 20th Century, but I understand that a graphic novel is not always able to provide us with large detailing and description and explanation without becoming tedious.
This is why I strongly want to read the novel. Plus, it’s a classic… and I believe that classics need to be read. It’s not like their inventory can expand over the years. At least, not in my opinion.