Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler

Parable of the Sower

Earthseed #1

Octavia E. Butler

fiction dystopian adventurous dark reflective medium-paced

345 pages | first published 1993

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This acclaimed post-apocalyptic novel of hope and terror from an award-winning author "pairs well with 1984 or The Handmaid's Tale" and includes a foreword by N. K. Jemisin (John Green, New York Times).When global climate change and economic crise...
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Summary of 11433 reviews

Moods

dark 87%
tense 56%
adventurous 51%
challenging 50%
reflective 47%
emotional 44%
sad 34%
hopeful 24%
inspiring 16%
mysterious 5%
informative 3%

Pace

medium 62%
slow 21%
fast 16%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 58% | Character: 26% | Plot: 15%

Strong character development?

Yes: 75% | It's complicated: 14% | No: 8%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 51% | It's complicated: 40% | No: 8%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 98%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 37% | No: 32% | It's complicated: 28% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

4.21

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