Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler

Parable of the Sower

Earthseed #1

Octavia E. Butler

fiction dystopian speculative fiction adventurous dark reflective slow-paced

299 pages | first published 1993

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When global climate change and economic crises lead to social chaos in the early 2020s, California becomes full of dangers, from pervasive water shortage to masses of vagabonds who will do anything to live to see another day. Fifteen-year-old Laur...
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Moods

dark 87%
tense 56%
adventurous 54%
challenging 49%
reflective 47%
emotional 44%
sad 36%
hopeful 24%
inspiring 17%
mysterious 5%
informative 3%
funny 0%
relaxing 0%

Pace

medium 58%
slow 21%
fast 20%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 57% | Character: 28% | Plot: 14%

Strong character development?

Yes: 80% | It's complicated: 10% | No: 7% | N/A: 0%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 48% | It's complicated: 43% | No: 6% | N/A: 0%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 99% | It's complicated: 0% | N/A: 0% | No: 0%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 40% | No: 29% | It's complicated: 28% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

4.22