Sarah : The Tears of the Crow
- Detroit, 1992. The crime and chaos spreading throughout the city is about to disappear when a series of events will disrupt everything. Young Sarah will be scarred to the depths of her soul when she confronts her past, her present is her future. But who is she in reality and will she be able to face her destiny?
* A work of vertiginous darkness in an oppressive and violent world, directly inspired by the film directed by Alex Proyas, taken from the comics created by James O'Barr.
This book is a short novel (short story) in the genre Drama / Thriller / Fantasy.
WARNING : Some texts and statements may offend the sensibilities of younger people as well as the uninformed.
131 pages - Size 5.5 x 8.5 inches.
Available in paperback formats.
Publisher : self-publishing (Lionel Boulet).
My book Sarah: The Tears of the Crow was inspired by a part of my life, my earliest childhood to be exact, following the death of my father on December 13, 1985, when I was 7 years old. Later, in 1994, I saw Alex Proyas' movie, The Crow, and it was a real revelation for me: that day, without knowing it, I associated the two and my book was born in a corner of my head. But it is much later, during the first confinement due to the covid that I was going to put on paper this idea which had matured for a long time. And so was born my very first short novel of a dramatic thriller genre mixed with a hint of fantasy, Sarah: The Tears of the Crow.
Originally written as a direct sequel to the movie The Crow, the story had to be adapted so that anyone could read it without even knowing the movie that has become a cult today. The story of "Sarah", just like the movie, has a realistic, dark and violent atmosphere, but where love is carried to its paroxysm.
After the book was released in late 2019, I was able to have the book translated into American English. Since the summer of 2020, the English-speaking public has also been able to discover it thanks to a collaboration with one of the characters in the film. Luckily, the latter having loved my vision of the story, helped me with enthusiasm for the American adaptation... As the months went by, I was surprised to discover that other actors and actresses from the film were supporting my book by sharing it on social networks...
So, fan or not of the movie The Crow, I hope you'll enjoy this book, just as I enjoyed writing it and revealing myself.
Have a good reading,
* Sarah: The Tears of the Crow is a fan-book inspired by The Crow movie and comics franchise, but the original idea of the book is first and foremost a personal story of the author, of his own traumatic experiences from his childhood to today. That's why The Crow helped his a lot. The author behind Sarah: The Tears of the Crow are in no way affiliated with the copyright owners and shareholders of The Crow movies and comic franchise. The author just a fan who wrote this book for the fans and to make other people discover a cinematic masterpiece as well as the comics. This is why some text/quotes may therefore refer to certain scenes in the movie.
I just finished "Sarah : The Tears of the Crow" by Lionel Boulet. Before I plunged into the author's first short novel, I watched the film " The Crow " by Alex Proyas and looked at some plates of the comic of the same name (The film is an adaptation of the Comic). " The Crow ", an absolutely sublime film ! I'm not a big fan of gothic cinema, too dark films with few colors but " The Crow " made me change my mind ! The movie is not only dark, violent, gothic, rock and action !! This movie is above all a love story !
And this novel takes up all the codes of the film, we are immersed in the same universe, the same atmosphere, the same violence, physical or verbal. We find again this feeling of love and revenge ! I devoured "Sarah : The Tears of the Crow". It reads quite quickly and is superbly well written! It's a true masterpiece of Gothic literature!!! I had become attached to the character of Sarah in the film version, this little street kid, and I loved her in the novel !!! I recommend this reading !!!
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