Parable of the Sower

Parable of the Sower Review

The follow-up to #1 New York Times Bestseller Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation, comes Octavia E. Butler’s groundbreaking dystopian novel

In this graphic novel adaptation of Octavia E. Butler’s Parable of the Sower by Damian Duffy and John Jennings, the award-winning team behind Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation, the author portrays a searing vision of America’s future. In the year 2024, the country is marred by unattended environmental and economic crises that lead to social chaos. Lauren Olamina, a preacher’s daughter living in Los Angeles, is protected from danger by the walls of her gated community. However, in a night of fire and death, what begins as a fight for survival soon leads to something much more: a startling vision of human destiny . . . and the birth of a new faith.

Title:Parable of the Sower
Edition Language:English

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    Parable of the Sower Reviews

  • Erin

    Thanks to NetGalley and ABRAMS FOR an ARC in exchange for an honest review In this graphic novel adaptation of science fiction writer, Octavia Butler's 1993 novel, Damian Duffy and illustrator John Je...

  • Kyra Leseberg (Roots & Reads)

    It's the year 2024 and Lauren Olamina is a preacher's daughter living with her family in a gated L.A. community.  The gate is there to protect their community from outsiders fighting for food and wat...

  • Dave

    Why read a graphic novel adaptation of a novel? For the same reason, one watches a movie adaptation of a novel. It adds a different aspect to the story. Often, if successful, such an adaptation can br...

  • Obsidian

    Please note that I received this book via NetGalley. This did not affect my rating or review.So the thing is this is my least favorite of Butler's works. The story had a lot of plot holes that the gra...

  • laurel [suspected bibliophile]

    DNF at 36 pagesThe graphic novel ARC is verrrry unfinished (the illustrations aren't done and it hasn't been colored), so it feels like a rough draft and I feel like I'm missing half of the things by ...

  • Lois

    I loved this...

  • Rod Brown

    I read the original novel 26 years ago, and mostly I just remember the impression that it was confusing and dull perhaps because of the writing style. In reviewing the sample of the first chapters ava...

  • Erin

    This was my first introduction to Butler's work, but I'll definitely be back for more. Her unique take on a dystopian America still feels futuristic, even though it's set in 2024 and was written in 19...

  • Ed Erwin

    Bleak! The world described here is scary and depressing, and yet not all that far removed from the real world of today. The main character starts out living in a gated community that is somewhat prote...

  • Lata

    A faithful adaptation of a deeply dark and sadly possible future. Hunger, addiction, violence are prevalent, in what seems to be a failing country with vast areas given over to desperate and criminal ...