Parable of the Sower - Octavia E. Butler - A Short Summary and Review

A short summary of the Parable of the Sower:

Anarchy in the post-apocalyptic L.A.

My favorite Octavia E. Butler quote from the book:

"Worship is no good without action."

Questions to ponder while reading the book:

How do you behave at the end of the world?

Is there safety in a community?

My review of The Parable of the Sower:

Easy to get into.

Easy to stick with.

Difficult to think about.


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