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In Parable of the Talents, the seeds of change that Lauren planted begin to bear fruit, but in unpredictable and brutal ways. Her small community is destroyed, her child is kidnapped, and she is imprisoned by sadistic zealots. She must find a way to escape and begin again, without family or friends. Her single-mindedness in teaching Earthseed may be her only chance to survive, but paradoxically, may cause the ultimate estrangement of her beloved daughter. Parable of the Talents is told from both mother's and daughter's perspectives, but it is the narrative of Lauren's grown daughter, who has seen her mother made into a deity of sorts, that is the most compelling. Butler's writing is simple and elegant, and her storytelling skills are superb, as usual. Fans will be eagerly awaiting the next installment in what promises to be a moving and adventurous saga. --Therese Littleton --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I am so distraught that there is nothing else to read. I feel like I lived in this book. It was so outstanding.Published 26 days ago by KindleReaderNY
Parable of the Sower was filled with terrible events, but usually showed hope and progress. This book has a long period of sadness and cruelty. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Dorothy & Jay
Octavia Butler always delivers. I enjoyed this futuristic novel.Published 1 month ago by Mona Grant-Holmes
Ms. Butler's book, while interesting enough as a kind of depressing post apocalyptic novel (even for that genre) is irreparably marred by a profoundly negative caricature of... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Snorklehead
I really enjoyed this sequel to Parable of the Sower. Both are fantastic books. Octavia Bulter is a master story teller.Published 2 months ago by Tobi J. Wolf
I'm reading The Parable of the Talents out of context and out of order, but find it prescient, thought-provoking, and disturbing, in the best possible way. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Caroline Jones