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Parable of the Sower

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2012

    Startling author.

    I read Wildseed and and was horrified and hooked at the same time. This author has an imagination like no other. I was saddened to read she died and so there will be no more books from her. I read her books for entertainment but she has much to offer in social commentary. Check out all her books.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2001

    Incredible Book!

    This is a great book not only in the ways it signifies upon other African American texts, but also because of what it says about the state of our present society and what it could lead to. Everyone should read it!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 5, 2010

    Grace's review of Parable of the Sower

    Parable of the Sower is an award winning science fiction novel, written by Octavia Butler in 1995. The novel focuses on several themes such as, religion, empathy, violence, the struggle for survival, and culture diversity. Sixteen year old Lauren who suffers from hyperempathy syndrome guides the story. Empathy is the ability to feel other people's pain. Everyday the characters struggle to survive in the chaotic twenty-first century. Therefore, Lauren decides to embark on the life threatening journey to escape the horrors of daily life. Throughout the story Butler creatively intertwined suspenseful scenes with thoughtful ideas to create a well written modern science fiction novel. Parable of the Sower is a fun quick read that I would highly recommend.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2008

    Excellent Story!

    True to Butler's ability to make one think. Definitely one of the best sci-fi author's of our time!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2004

    best book

    the best adventure bookive ever read. i think its also better than harry potter series and im obsessed with harry potter.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2002

    Life altering

    Parable of the Sower and Parable of Talents were the most spritually real books I have ever read. It has now been almost 2 years since I first picked up an Octavia E Butler book and about one month less since I finished reading everything she published. I still owe much of the final formation of my spiritual ideas to her and many of my distopic nightmares and confidence in my survival, as well.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2000

    Surprised

    I must say that when the white guy at the bookstore recommended this Afro-American Sci-Fi...I was weary. I must say that Octavia has quite an imagination with this whole earthseed and the flow of the book in general. I will definately be reading her other books

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2000

    A Thoughtful, powerful Book

    A wonderful book that took me to the not-so-distant future. It had great language and the characters, especially Lauren, came alive on the page.

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