Octavia E. Butler, the grande dame of science fiction, writes inspirational stories of ordinary people. Parable of the Sower is a hopeful tale set in a dystopian future United States of walled cities, disease, fires, and madness. Lauren Olamina is an 18-year-old woman with hyperempathy syndrome--if she sees another in pain, she feels their pain as acutely as if it were real. When her relatively safe neighborhood enclave is inevitably destroyed, along with her family and dreams for the future, Lauren grabs a backpack full of supplies and begins a journey north.
If you like the following books or genres, you will most likely also like Parable of the Sower:
Genres: Dystopian fiction; Science fiction; Science fiction classics; Social science fiction
Lauren... What do you think? Insightful (8), brave (3), a dreamer (2), and wise beyond her years (2) :) One vote for delusional too.
Which of the following book topics do you find most interesting in relation to our world in 2016? Winner: World Climate (6) Politics/Democracy (2) Space Travel (1).
Which survival pack would you choose?
Do you think a gated & walled community: creates complacency and denial: 8 votes (100%)
Will you read the book with us? 9-Yes, 10-Perhaps 0-No
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