Parable of the Sower
Forced to flee an America where anarchy and violence have completely taken over, empath Lauren Olamina--who can feel the pain of others and is crippled by it--becomes a prophet carrying the hope of a new world and a new faith christened "Earthseed". A stirring portrait of 21st-century America by... show more
Forced to flee an America where anarchy and violence have completely taken over, empath Lauren Olamina--who can feel the pain of others and is crippled by it--becomes a prophet carrying the hope of a new world and a new faith christened "Earthseed". A stirring portrait of 21st-century America by the author of "Wild Seed".
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: February 1st 1995
Pages no: 295
Edition language: English
Series: Earthseed (#1)
I decided to start the challenge with this book as a bit of a cathartic joke, given the current situation, and after going through the novel, it was almost impossible not to project thoughts about a lot of what I'm seeing these days, with the effects of Coronavirus on everyday's lives. I'll give it ...
Written in 1993 and set in 2024, Butler's vision of a future America in decline at the mercy of climate change, corporate greed, government corruption and unchecked poverty, still seems very possible. I especially liked the restraint with which this was written and Butler's emphasis on race, gender ...
I only gave this book 2.5 stars but rounded it up to 3 stars on Goodreads due to Goodreads not having half stars available.So I always hate it when I notice friends who I follow and trust for book recs loved a book and I ended up disliking it. I feel badly about it and then I feel guilty because I w...
"I stared down the hill from our camp where just a glint of water was visible in the distance through the trees and bushes. The world is full of painful stories. Sometimes it seems as though there aren’t any other kind and yet I found myself thinking how beautiful that glint of water was through the...
This isn't a review so much as it is my emergent thoughts on this book, which I read for a genre fiction challenge in one of my groups, where the eligibility characteristics were that the author had to be a woman and had to be deceased.I'm not sure what to rate it, but it certainly had a "wow" facto...