Butler - Parable of the Sower

December 20, 2004

Octavia E. Butler
Parable of the Sower
New York : Four Walls Eight Windows, c1993.

Octavia Butler is a powerful prose stylist who creats strong and unusual characters. I like this.

Parable of the Sower is set in a dystopia California built around a "if this goes on" scenario of gated communities and the breakdown of law and order.

It is a very good book.

I was not in the mood for a dystopia.

I stopped after some 20 pages. I might read it sometime in the future when I am in a different mood - the book was simply licorice and I was in the mood for orange.

Posted by Red Ted at December 20, 2004 09:27 PM | TrackBack
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