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

345 pages | first published 1993

Description

This acclaimed post-apocalyptic novel of hope and terror from an award-winning author "pairs well with 1984 or The Handmaid's Tale" and includes a foreword by N. K. Jemisin (John Green, New York Times). When global climate change and economic cri...
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Moods

dark 86%
adventurous 55%
tense 55%
challenging 52%
reflective 48%
emotional 45%
sad 35%
hopeful 24%
inspiring 16%
mysterious 5%
informative 2%
funny 0%
relaxing 0%

Pace

medium 58%
fast 21%
slow 20%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 59% | Character: 30% | Plot: 10%

Strong character development?

Yes: 81% | It's complicated: 9% | No: 7% | N/A: 0%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 47% | It's complicated: 45% | No: 6% | N/A: 0%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 99% | It's complicated: 0% | No: 0%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 44% | No: 27% | It's complicated: 26% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

4.22