FBC Reads: Parable of the Sower
- Our Next Book Pick!
Monday, 16 January 2012
- Place: Spartacus Books on E. Hastings
Time19:00 until 21:00
Some words on Butler from Bitch Magazine:
“Octavia E. Butler is most likely the best writer I’ve ever encountered. That’s certainly true technically: she’s flawless. I mean that there is literally not a thing I would change in her writing, and that is a…bsolutely unique. But it’s her incisive, loving explorations of a broken world that will blow your mind wide open.”
http://bitchmagazine.org/ post/ iconography-octavia-e-butle r-and-rewriting-the-other
Here is a review of Parable of the Sower from GoodReads:
When unattended environmental and economic crises lead to social chaos, not even gated communities are safe. In a night of fire and death Lauren Olamina, a minister’s young daughter, loses her family and home and ventures out into the unprotected American landscape. But what begins as a flight for survival soon leads to something much more: a startling vision of human destiny… and the birth of a new faith.
And some words from the author:
“I’m a pessimist if I’m not careful, a feminist, a Black,…an oil-and-water combination of ambition, laziness, insecurity, certainty, and drive.”
― Octavia E. Butler
The book will be ordered into Spartacus in the next couple weeks and should be available in second hand book stores near you…