Clay's Ark by Octavia E. Butler

224 pages first pub 1984 (editions)

fiction fantasy science fiction speculative fiction adventurous challenging mysterious slow-paced

Description

A gripping tale of survival as an alien pandemic irrevocably changes humanity, from the critically acclaimed author of Parable of the Sower.In a violent near-future, Asa Elias Doyle and her companions encounter an alien life form so heinous and de...

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Moods

dark 87%
tense 69%
challenging 45%
adventurous 42%
mysterious 29%
sad 27%
emotional 25%
reflective 15%

Pace

medium 51%
fast 42%
slow 5%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 54% | Plot: 34% | Character: 11%

Strong character development?

Yes: 52% | It's complicated: 31% | No: 15%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 47% | No: 33% | Yes: 19%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 92% | It's complicated: 4% | N/A: 1% | No: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 60% | It's complicated: 23% | No: 13% | N/A: 2%

Average rating

3.69

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