Parable of the Sower

Author:

Octavia E. Butler

Title:

Parable of the Sower

Publisher:

Nataka Books Reviews: 

Parable of the Sower

Parable of the Sower was such an interesting and great read! The weird thing about it is that its set in 2025 which is 4 years from now. Octavia Butler creates this apocalyptic world where there is nothing but chaos, people are on drugs, disease is running rapid, the country is on fire. She creates this strong black female character that is determined to save the world ...readmore

Nataka Books Full Review: 

Parable of the Sower

Parable of the Sower was such an interesting and great read! The weird thing about it is that its set in 2025 which is 4 years from now. Octavia Butler creates this apocalyptic world where there is nothing but chaos, people are on drugs, disease is running rapid, the country is on fire. She creates this strong black female character that is determined to save the world. 


Lauren creates Earthseed, a new revolutionary concept which may save humankind. The beginning of the book is an introduction to the characters and the crazy world they live in. Lauren lives in this enclosed community, they work together to protect one another from the dangerous people. One day their community is attacked and Lauren's family is killed and she is set to survive with a handful of other survivors. They are looking for another place to live and settle down, to build up Earthseed.

I loved the quotes at the beginning of each chapter, Octavia creates this new concept that is quite interesting to read about. I would love to see this series be made into a movie/tv show! I'm not sure why this has not happened yet! I'm excited to read the next book in the series to find out what Lauren and her group will face next and how they will save humankind from destruction, disease, and war.