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by Octavia E. Butler
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Book Ramblings
Book Ramblings rated it 3 years ago
“We learn more and more about the physical universe, more about our own bodies, more technology, but somehow, down through history, we go on building empires of one kind or another, then destroying them in one way or another. We go on having stupid wars that we justify and get passionate about, but ...
Muccamukk rated it 3 years ago
I liked this one much better than Sower, it felt like it had more shape and more of a point. (Butler mentioned that it was meant to be one book, but got too long, so she basically hacked the first part off. Which kind of shows.) I really liked the lens of Lauren's daughter writing about Lauren as a ...
paigeawesome rated it 5 years ago
This book is super good. It is brilliant and even more than I was expecting based on the first one. It's more complex than the first in the series, more to think about. And there was a lot for me to think about. It kept me up at night (unusual for a book), thinking about the scenarios in these books...
Maybe Tomorrow
Maybe Tomorrow rated it 6 years ago
Octavia E. Butler’s books are not for the squeamish and most certainly not for people who want happy, Hollywood endings. Things work out in the end – but never in a nice neat package. There is always a lot of loss in all of its most painful forms. Her works are very realistic in that matter. In fact...
the terror of whatever
the terror of whatever rated it 8 years ago
Really disappointed; I was interested to see what happens to the community they began in Parable of the Sower. But there's 3 different voices in this book, and a lot of talk about the religion of Earthseed, and the actual story never really got cooking for me. Started skimming the daughter and fathe...
Carma Spence
Carma Spence rated it 9 years ago
You can read my review of this book here: http://www.thegenretraveler.com/sci-fi/travel-reads-parable-of-the-talents/
Melody Murray's Books
Melody Murray's Books rated it 9 years ago
I find the daughter of Lauren Olamina to be entirely unsympathetic and unlikable, which makes the power of Butler's writing clear to me. Butler's exploration of slavery, religion and love is, as usual for her, very incisive and not particularly easy reading. What's telling, for me, is how much less ...
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