It took a friend of mind’s book to introduce me to Octavia E. Butler. Don’t get me wrong, I had heard of the author, but had yet to pick up a copy of her book. As a beta reader for my friend’s soon to be published book, I asked who was his greatest influence and he proudly responded that Octavia was. Now I know why! I just finished Parable of the Sower, the first in the Parable series. This work was both captivating and frightening. Her writing and descriptions were so crisp, so alive that you could feel our country sinking into the chaotic world that existed in this book. It was an intense, yet perfect mirror of the dark side of humanity. I know it’s a book that’s been out there for a while, but I think everyone should read it. Maybe it will scare us all into a more harmonious world.
Dilsa Saunders Bailey, aka "simplydilsa" is a writer and speaker sharing stories to help others embrace life living one story at a time. She is the author of a romantic, suspense series called "The Sperling Chronicles" and a self-help book called "A Comprehensive Guide to Finding the Right Doctor."