Tag Archive: Octavia E. Butler



Seed to Harvest: The Complete Patternist Series (Patternist, #1-4)Seed to Harvest: The Complete Patternist Series by Octavia E. Butler
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I have loved other books by Octavia E. Butler, but this set of four books just didn’t do it for me. I couldn’t figure out the characters, who was who. Maybe it was because I had to listen to it on text-to-speech, though I did try to follow with my eyes. Still, I did stay with it. A lot of times if something doesn’t make sense it comes together in the end. But I didn’t find that. I found four different stories about similar things.

But don’t take my word for it. Others have loved these books so maybe it is just me and this time in my life. Heck, toothache from infection, smoky-hot summer, Covid19, and its craziness could have flavored how I took the books in. So maybe I’ll read them again later. I see that many people read these in publication order rather than chronological and get a lot more out of all of this combo. Ms. Butler writes well and keeps the reader interested, even when the story itself doesn’t go in the flow I think it should.

Try it. You might like it!

View all my reviews


 

This is my second reading of the first book of this box-set Find my first review here.

This reading, I was surprised at how current this dystopian story feels. It was only a year ago that I read the first book. Yet now, this seems so scarily close. The author died in 2009, so it was before all of this. How prescient!

As I mentioned in the previous review, I didn’t know what happened after the end of the first book. The second fills in the holes of what happened with the daughter.

At the same time, I wasn’t happy with how the story goes back and forth in person and times, beginning with that second book. I think it is more noticeable when you listen to your books on text-to-speech. I think my eyes might have noticed subtle changes. But that was such a little thing that it didn’t lower my rating.

I cried at the end of the book. I felt I wanted more. I wanted to be with Lauren and everyone in the story longer. The author was excellent in how she created a religion and gave us the ways it grew. How she drew the reader in to know the main character so profoundly was amazing. Now I want to read all her books! I am a fan!!!!

One-liner Wednesday


This is from the first page of Earthseed: The Complete Series, Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler (from my Kindle Fire–Kindle Unlimited)

Badge by Laura @ riddlefromthemiddle.com

Thank you, Linda G. Hill for One-liner Wednesday!

 

Online Consumer Review

Product and service reviews to help consumers make better buying decisions.

CURIOSIDADES NA INTERNET

Não perca tempo, nós procuramos as novidades para você.

365 dni w obiektywie LG/Samsunga

365 days a lens LG/Samsung

Expert Clean Eating

Clean eating information for your best health.

Discobar Bizar

Welkom op de blog van Discobar Bizar. Druk gerust wat op de andere knoppen ook, of lees het aangrijpende verhaal van Harry nu je hier bent. Welcome to the Discobar Bizar blog, feel free to push some of the other buttons, or to read the gripping story of Harry whilst you are here!

NealEnJoy

Exploring and Encouraging a Healthy Life Marked with Joy … and Every Other Emotion

TheFeatheredSleep

Tigers not daughters

Robert C Day

Grow - Reach - Fall - Learn - Repeat

GreenMarsMedia

Our tactics can help spark your business in difficult times and power it forward in good times!

Coaching for Geeks

Level Up Your Life with the Triforce of Geek Power - Confidence. Life Skills. Gaming.

Novelstorian

like a "historian" but with books

Politics Unraveled

Dissecting today's politics and other current events

Progresif rock

Rock müziğin temelidir.

%d bloggers like this: