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Parable of the Sower - Octavia E. Butler
Parable of the Sower
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Octavia E. Butler, the grande dame of science fiction, writes extraordinary, inspirational stories of ordinary people. Parable of the Sower is a hopeful tale set in a dystopian future United States of walled cities, disease, fires, and madness. Lauren Olamina is an 18-year-old woman with... show more
Octavia E. Butler, the grande dame of science fiction, writes extraordinary, inspirational stories of ordinary people. Parable of the Sower is a hopeful tale set in a dystopian future United States of walled cities, disease, fires, and madness. Lauren Olamina is an 18-year-old woman with hyperempathy syndrome--if she sees another in pain, she feels their pain as acutely as if it were real. When her relatively safe neighborhood enclave is inevitably destroyed, along with her family and dreams for the future, Lauren grabs a backpack full of supplies and begins a journey north. Along the way, she recruits fellow refugees to her embryonic faith, Earthseed, the prime tenet of which is that "God is change." This is a great book--simple and elegant, with enough message to make you think, but not so much that you feel preached to.
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Format: audiobook
ISBN: 9780788747601 (0788747606)
Publisher: Recorded Books
Edition language: English
Series: Earthseed (#1)
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Obsidian Blue
Obsidian Blue rated it
3.0 Parable of the Sower
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...
BrokenTune
BrokenTune rated it
4.5 The Parable of the Sower
"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...
Moonlight Reader
Moonlight Reader rated it
4.0 This is the way the world ends
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...
Book Ramblings
Book Ramblings rated it
5.0 Parable of the Sower
When I started reading this book I immediately felt inclined to rate it five stars even before finishing the first sentence. Hardly fair or reasonable I know, but that's love. I have loved Octavia Butler since reading [b: Wild Seeds|20202752|Reap The Wild Seeds|Loyd E. Hill and Marvin R. Query|https...
World of Kammbia
World of Kammbia rated it
3.0 Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler
How would you feel about a book that you re-read twenty years later? Would it still fascinate you like it did before? Would it bore you? Would it show how much you have mature since the first time you read it? Well, I decided to answer those questions by re-reading Parable of the Sower by Oc...
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