Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler

Parable of the Sower

Earthseed #1

Octavia E. Butler

299 pages first pub 1993 (editions)

fiction classics dystopian literary science fiction challenging dark tense medium-paced

Description

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 86%
tense 59%
challenging 49%
adventurous 47%
emotional 47%
reflective 46%
sad 40%
hopeful 23%
inspiring 15%
mysterious 5%
informative 4%

Pace

medium 65%
slow 17%
fast 17%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 59% | Character: 24% | Plot: 15%

Strong character development?

Yes: 73% | It's complicated: 16% | No: 9%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 50% | It's complicated: 39% | No: 9%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 98%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 36% | Yes: 33% | It's complicated: 28% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

4.22

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