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Parable of the Sower: A Graphic Novel Adaptation
Parable of the Sower: A Graphic Novel Adaptation: A Graphic Novel Adaptation | Octavia E. Butler
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The follow-up to Kindred, the #1 bestseller, comes Octavia E. Butlers groundbreaking dystopian novel In this graphic novel adaptation of Octavia E. Butlers Parable of the Sower, by Damian Duffy and John Jennings, the award-winning team behind the #1 bestseller Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation, the author portrays a searing vision of Americas future. In the year 2024, the country is marred by unattended environmental and economic crises that lead to social chaos. Lauren Olamina, a preachers 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.
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kwmg40
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Mehso-so

Butler's story is frightening and powerful, but I feel lukewarm about this graphic novel adaptation.

It's been a slow reading week, so this is only my second book finished for the #NovelNovember readathon, but I hope to catch up on the weekend. @Andrew65

I've completed November's #doublespin! @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 9mo
Andrew65 Hope you have a good weekend of reading. Well done 👏👏👏 9mo
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PhoenixRISING2x

Drawn similarly to the graphic novel adaptation of Kindred, I think that outside of experimenting with how Laura endures her hyperempathy, this book feels like the Sparknotes version of one of Butler's best works.

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Lauredhel
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Library haul, #graphicnovel edition. On my hook : still this Fjell Cardigan

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Nute I love what I can see of the design work. Please post a photo of the finished project one day soon!😊 1y
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Clare-Dragonfly
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It‘s been quite a few years since I read the original novel, but some scenes in this graphic adaptation brought memories of it vividly back, so I‘d guess it‘s pretty faithful! The artwork is more evocative than descriptive, which is probably a good choice for this book—I liked the way it showed Lauren‘s hyperempathy—but annoying when I wanted to keep track of the characters. This is a powerful story and worth reading in any form.

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Yeah, Bankole, that‘s what I‘ve been thinking this whole time 😂

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Clare-Dragonfly
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“I used to wait for the big crash, the sudden chaos that would destroy the neighborhood. Instead, things are unraveling, bit by bit.”

A good lesson, but hard to apply.

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TiminCalifornia
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It‘s a good story and as relevant now as ever. The drawings are rich and the adapted story was easy to follow. Sort of like watching a movie, graphic novels are. This was maybe my 3rd.

I related much more with Lauren's father who is in his 50s. I barely recall him as a character when I read this 20+ years ago. That was an indicator of my aging if anything is!
#bookclub
#graphicnovel
#octaviabutler
#damianduffy
#johnjennings

bnp I haven't read this series since I was in my twenties. Maybe I need to take another look. 2y
TiminCalifornia @bnp It came up as a book club read. Definitely interesting looking at it as an older adult. 2024 is the year-now a VERY near future sci-fi. 2y
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TiminCalifornia
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My book club is reading Parable of the Sower this month which I have already read. Was psyched to find this graphic novel adaptation to make the story a fresh read for me. #octaviabutler #johnjennings #damianduffy #graphicnovel #bookclub

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jveezer
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Not a comfortable read during the pandemic and while California burns. Written in 1993, Butler is eerily prescient. I sure hope everything in this novel doesn‘t come true‼️😳 On second thought please read this before you vote if you are considering the orange abomination...

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Skygoddess1
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First Octavia Butler book for the month completed. I really enjoyed this graphic novel adaptation of Butler‘s Parable of the Sower. Having key points from the novel taken and used to help depict the story was wonderfully done. Here‘s hoping to do a graphic novel for Parable of the Talents. #AuthorAMonth #AAMOB

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Read66
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Strong and compelling story with some very topical themes.

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collegecatlady
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Even though this ARC is far from finished - the preface is missing and some art is just sketches - this graphic novel has the potential to be a huge up and coming seller next year. The themes in the novel and this adaptation speak so poignantly to our experiences in 2019 and I hope this graphic novel will have more people exposed to Butler's genius. #arc #netgalley

BarbaraTheBibliophage Oh cool!! I loved this book even though it‘s not an easy read. 3y
EKonrad I was so frustrated reading this ARC! I really wanted to see what the final version would look like. Hard to judge it completely the way it was presented. 3y
collegecatlady @EKonrad I totally get that! I just felt that I could see the beautiful direction it was taking and I have very high hopes for it! 3y
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