Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler

Parable of the Sower

Earthseed #1

Octavia E. Butler with Lynne Thigpen (Narrator)

fiction dystopian science fiction speculative fiction adventurous dark tense medium-paced

12 hours, 3 minutes | 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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Summary of 14342 reviews

Moods

dark 86%
tense 57%
adventurous 50%
challenging 49%
reflective 46%
emotional 45%
sad 35%
hopeful 22%
inspiring 14%
informative 4%
mysterious 4%

Pace

medium 63%
slow 19%
fast 16%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 58% | Character: 25% | Plot: 16%

Strong character development?

Yes: 76% | It's complicated: 14% | No: 8%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 50% | It's complicated: 40% | No: 8%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 98%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 34% | Yes: 34% | It's complicated: 29% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

4.22

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