After reading "Kindred" by Octavia Spencer, which I loved, I ordered this novel by the same author. The book is quite intriguing, suspenseful and manages to tell a story in a - by now - familiar setting from a fresh and different perspective. I'm not fond of the ending, but overall, I really liked reading it.
Parable of the Sower
the New York Times bestseller
A new edition of a classic of American science fiction, set to appeal to new fans of "The Handmaid's Tale". Lauren Olamina's power to experience other people's pain as her own sets her down a complicated path of heroic responsibility in a broken world.
Octavia E. Butler (1947-2006) was the author of numerous ground-breaking novels, including
Wild Seed, and
Parable of the Sower. Recipient of the Locus, Hugo and Nebula awards, she became the first science fiction writer to receive the MacArthur Fellowship 'Genius Grant'.