My rating: 3/5
Goodreads rating: 3.69/5
Publisher: Boom! Studios
Published: October 27th, 2020
Author: Roxane Gay, Tracy Lynne Oliver
Artist: Rebecca Kirby, James Fenner
Genre: comic, graphic novel
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Thanks to Boom! Studios and Netgalley for this e-ARC in return for my honest review.
“When I was a young girl, my husband’s father flew an air machine into the sun. Since then, the days have been dark, the nights bright.”
Roxane Gay, Tracy Lynne Oliver ,and Rebecca Kirby adapt Gay’s New York Times bestselling short story “We Are the Sacrifice of Darkness” as a full-length graphic novel, expanding an unforgettable world where a tragic event forever bathes the world in darkness.
Follow one woman’s powerful journey through this new landscape as she discovers love, family, and the true light in a world seemingly robbed of any. As she challenges notions of identity, guilt, and survival she’ll find that no matter the darkness, there remains sources of hope that can pierce the veil.
A tragic event forever bathes the world in darkness. Follow a woman and a man's powerful journey through this new landscape as they discover love, family and the true light in a world seemingly robbed of any. As they challenge the world's notions of identity, guilt and survival, they find that no matter the darkness, there remain sources of hope that can pierce the veil.
I'm hardly a comic person so requesting this comic was mainly to complete my TBNT Book Challenge and also it was written by Roxane Gay, an author I truly liked. I am glad that I did as I've enjoyed it a lot plus it's a meaningful read. Straightforward and simple yet impactful illustrations that can be easily understood with sentiments shared across the globe.
It is so relatable in our current world with so many issues we are facing that leads to mental illness in some. I may not have experienced it fully but I get the gist of it. I liked both Highwater father and son's love for both women which were exceptionally romantic filled with a strong bond that is considered very rare in current world.
I truly applaud the authors for writing and illustrating this cool comic that I've finished in one sitting. Hiram and Mara aside, Joshua and Claire, no matter their background and issues, together they were able to overcome it and conquer the world at the end.
How could one man, a miner no less, be so full of darkness that he needed to swallow all of the light of the sun?
Mining is the desire to uncover, to search, to dig for precious things, to be content in the finding as well as the not finding. To mine is to have faith in the unseen.