Patternmaster by Octavia E. Butler

202 pages first pub 1976 (editions)

fiction fantasy science fiction adventurous challenging medium-paced

Description

The combined mind-force of a telepathic race, Patternist thoughts can destroy, heal, rule. For the strongest mind commands the entire pattern and all within. Now the son of the Patternmaster craves this ultimate power, He has murdered or enslaved ...

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Moods

adventurous 71%
dark 62%
tense 57%
challenging 30%
mysterious 21%
emotional 18%
reflective 18%
hopeful 3%
inspiring 2%
sad 2%

Pace

medium 52%
fast 42%
slow 5%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 51% | Character: 26% | Plot: 22%

Strong character development?

Yes: 62% | It's complicated: 20% | No: 17%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 48% | No: 32% | Yes: 18%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 73% | No: 11% | It's complicated: 10% | N/A: 4%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 67% | No: 17% | It's complicated: 15%

Average rating

3.9

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