Parable of the Talents by Octavia E. Butler

Parable of the Talents

Earthseed #2

Octavia E. Butler

448 pages first pub 1998 (editions)

fiction dystopian speculative fiction dark emotional reflective medium-paced

Description

In 2032, Lauren Olamina has survived the destruction of her home and family, and realized her vision of a peaceful community in northern California based on her newly founded faith, Earthseed. The fledgling community provides refuge for outcasts f...

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Community Reviews Summary of 7,246 reviews

Moods

dark 85%
emotional 61%
challenging 58%
reflective 52%
sad 48%
tense 47%
adventurous 40%
hopeful 26%
inspiring 20%
informative 4%
mysterious 4%

Pace

medium 71%
slow 16%
fast 11%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 60% | Character: 30% | Plot: 9%

Strong character development?

Yes: 68% | It's complicated: 24% | No: 7%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 57% | Yes: 32% | No: 9%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 98%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 68% | It's complicated: 22% | No: 8%

Average rating

4.33

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