Khaleed Hosseini

The Kite Runner (Graphic Novel) by Khaleed Hosseini (Illustrations by Fabio Celoni and Mirka Andolfo)

Review by Shwetha H S

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 abandoning his confidant Hassan when the later gets sexually violated to save the former paves way for rest of the story. Amir is not even brave enough to face the bare realities of life, despite his father telling him to man up to the situations and face the problems. His cowardly behaviour is the matter of concern to his father as well as his uncle. When Amir slowly changes himself according to the problems he comes across in each phase of his life, he finally faces his last fear in the form of Hassan’s son whom he has to rescue from a childhood tormentor. Who is that tormentor? Will Amir succeed in rescuing Hassan’s son? Read the Kite Runner to know. If you suffer with inability to imagine what you read, then go for this graphic version of The Kite Runner. Kudos to the illustrators.