To get along with God,
Consider the consequences of your behaviour
Parable of the Sower is one of the most harrowing, intense novels I’ve ever read. I had a feeling that I shouldn’t read it while in a raw emotional state, but I picked it up one afternoon, started it and couldn’t stop. Butler has a deceptively simple writing style that hooks you quickly and then grabs you round the throat and shakes you to your core. I don’t think I’ve ever come across another writer who has less pity on her readers.