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Parable of the Talents - Octavia E. Butler
Parable of the Talents
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Lauren Olamina's love is divided among her young daughter, her community, and the revelation that led Lauren to found a new faith that teaches "God Is Change". But in the wake of environmental and economic chaos, the U.S. government turns a blind eye to violent bigots who consider the mere... show more
Lauren Olamina's love is divided among her young daughter, her community, and the revelation that led Lauren to found a new faith that teaches "God Is Change". But in the wake of environmental and economic chaos, the U.S. government turns a blind eye to violent bigots who consider the mere existence of a black female leader a threat. And soon Lauren must either sacrifice her child and her followers -- or forsake the religion that can transform human destiny.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780446675789 (0446675784)
ASIN: 446675784
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Pages no: 422
Edition language: English
Series: Earthseed (#2)
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Book Ramblings
Book Ramblings rated it
5.0 Parable of the Talents
“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 ...
paigeawesome
paigeawesome rated it
5.0 Parable of the Talents
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
5.0
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
0.0
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...
Melody Murray's Books
Melody Murray's Books rated it
4.0 Parable of the Talents
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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