Wild Seed by Octavia E. Butler

298 pages first pub 1980 (editions)

fiction magical realism science fiction adventurous medium-paced

Description

Doro is an entity who changes bodies like clothes, killing his hosts by reflex or design. He fears no one until he meets Anyanwu. Anyanwu is a shapeshifter who can absorb bullets and heal with a kiss and savage anyone who threatens her. She fears ...

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Moods

dark 74%
challenging 51%
adventurous 48%
emotional 47%
tense 40%
reflective 35%
mysterious 27%
sad 23%
hopeful 6%
inspiring 5%
informative 3%

Pace

medium 66%
slow 19%
fast 13%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 69% | A mix: 27% | Plot: 3%

Strong character development?

Yes: 73% | It's complicated: 22% | No: 3%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 68% | Yes: 17% | No: 14%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 93% | It's complicated: 3% | No: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 80% | It's complicated: 16% | No: 3%

Average rating

4.17

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