Parable of the Talents by Octavia E. Butler

Parable of the Talents

Earthseed #2

Octavia E. Butler

fiction dystopian speculative fiction adventurous dark reflective medium-paced

400 pages | first published 1998

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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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Summary of 3961 reviews

Moods

dark 85%
emotional 59%
challenging 54%
reflective 53%
adventurous 45%
tense 45%
sad 44%
hopeful 27%
inspiring 19%
informative 4%
mysterious 4%

Pace

medium 72%
slow 15%
fast 11%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 58% | Character: 32% | Plot: 8%

Strong character development?

Yes: 73% | It's complicated: 20% | No: 5%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 56% | Yes: 35% | No: 8%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 98%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 70% | It's complicated: 20% | No: 8%

Average rating

4.32

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