So the thing is this is my least favorite of Butler’s works. The story had a lot of plot holes that the graphic novel of course cannot and does not fix.
Taking place in 2025, we follow the character of Lauren Olamina and her family that are living in what remains of areas around Los Angeles. Told in the first person, we get Lauren’s “insights” into her family, friends, community, and what the world is turning into. The whole Earthseed concept never really works though at least in graphic novel format it’s okay to have stilted sentences like “God is Change.”
I think graphic novels in the right hands can really rock. I love re-reading The Gunslinger series via graphic novel format and the novel “Speak” recently as heart-wrenching to read via that format. Duffy though doesn’t really grab me with his art. Everything is shadowy and dark. A few times I wondered if the ARC I got had finished art or what.
Here is a link to my review of the novel where I still had some of the same issues while reading this graphic novel: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show…