viernes, 24 de enero de 2020

Parable of the Sower - Octavia E. Butler, Damian Duffy & John Jennings (graphic novel)

I was expecting something less unfinished.

Last year I reviewed on Goodreads Duffy's adaptation of Kindred and, although I hadn't read the original book that graphic novel is based on, it made me curious about picking it up in the near future. I had a similar —yet not as good— experience with this one.

However, although I know I received an advanced copy, the unfinished illustrations made it quite difficult for me to follow the narrative thread. I should point out that they were colorless —and sometimes faceless— drafts and, there being so many characters, sometimes it was impossible to fathom who was speaking to whom. Again, I know this is an ARC, but reviewers should at least be able to distinguish one character from another, and I think they should have waited to have that aspect somewhat deducible before releasing it for review.

Moreover, I felt that the dialogue and overall text was overly simplified to make it a shorter and faster read, I felt there was much information and context missing.

I will definitely be reading the original Parable of the Sower, though, because, if I enjoyed most of the story in spite of all the above, I’m sure I will love the full version.

Thank you Netgalley and ABRAMS for the ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
Original language: English
Language read: English 
Publisher: ABRAMS
Edition: ebook


My review of the Kindred adaptation:

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