Parable of the Sower

Octavia E. Butler
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God is Change


Parable of the Sower is in some ways a bleak and depressing book, but it also carries with it a message of hope. The world is always changing, but we can survive and find a worthwhile way of life. I was a little afraid that it would end up being a rant against current organized religion. On the contrary, Lauren embraces religion as a way that people make sense of the world. Her Earthseed is less a rejection of established religion than it is her attempt to define her own experience of reality and share it with others. Aside from the religious aspects, Parable of the Sower is a compelling survival story set in the middle of the death of our modern civilization. Telling the story through Lauren’s diary entries keeps the story grounded in everyday events and their continuing struggle to survive.

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