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Wild Seed (Patternist, 1) (edição 2020)

por Octavia E. Butler (Autor)

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Doro is an entity who changes bodies like clothes, killing his hosts by reflex--or design. He fears no one--until he meets Anyanwu. Anyanwu has also died many times. She can absorb bullets and make medicine with a kiss, give birth to tribes, nurture and heal, and savage anyone who threatens those she loves. She fears no one--until she meets Doro. From African jungles to the colonies of America, Doro and Anyanwu weave together a pattern of destiny that not even immortals can imagine.… (mais)
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Título:Wild Seed (Patternist, 1)
Autores:Octavia E. Butler (Autor)
Informação:Grand Central Publishing (2020), Edition: Reissue, 320 pages
Colecções:2021, A sua biblioteca
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Wild Seed por Octavia E. Butler

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    Sarasamsara: Wild Seed takes place in the past while The Silent City explores a post-apocalyptic future. Thematically, however, they are eerily similar. Vonarburg and Butler share similar sensibilities.
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I did not like this book as much as many of my GR friends though it would be remiss for me not to state that Octavia Butler is a great creative force. Her imagination seems unbounded to me. There are two main characters, with differing views of the sanctity of life: Doro, who kills and inhabits the dead (a thousand year old spirit of sorts) and Anyanwu, who is a healer and fierce guardian of her tribe and family (a shapeshifter, who has lived for hundreds of years.) Doro's mission is breeding gifted people, who will do his bidding. Anyanwu will not submit. They cannot be together, but cannot be apart either, and the central theme of the book is their interactions over many, many years. I loved Anyanwu becoming various animals: a panther, a dolphin, an eagle, and her efforts to age with her various husbands over the years. ( )
  skipstern | Jul 11, 2021 |
diverse historical fiction with magical realism
prequel to patternmaster series (which I haven't read yet, but plan to). Basically, everything from Octavia Butler is gold. ( )
  reader1009 | Jul 3, 2021 |
This is a most unexpected story from Butler. I have always considered her as a Science Fiction writer and this is most definitely a paranormal, historical fiction novel. I thought the story was original but it lacked in setting. I crave stories where the world is described with lush, vivid language and I did not get that here.

However, the plot was good and I loved the originality. The characters were perfect and I could feel the pull between Doro and Anyanwu as two immortal supernatural beings. Though not my favorite Butler story is was still enjoyable and I look forward to reading book 2. ( )
  purpledog | Jun 24, 2021 |
I faltered somewhere around halfway through the book, mainly due to slight confusion of the narration and a few editing errors, but when it picked back up when Anyanwu founded her Louisiana settlement, I couldn't put it down. I was in tears by the end and so ultimately relieved and comforted by the conclusion. Once this book has fully set in, I intend to follow up with the next in the series. ( )
  LibroLindsay | Jun 18, 2021 |
I wanted to love this book so much. So much.

I am afraid I am getting into a pattern, this is the second book in a row that disappointed me. Once again the premises seem to carry great potential. In this case, two supernatural beings that encounter one another during a horrific and chaotic time in human history: Africa during the height of kidnappings for slavery, and what follows as they move to the new colonies of North America.

I read a previous book by Octavia Butler, [b:Kindred|60931|Kindred|Octavia E. Butler|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1339423248s/60931.jpg|1049657], which I truly enjoyed, as she was able to weave into that fantastical story historical elements and serious questionings about slavery and race relations. I had expected the same from Wild Seed, but here the story never lets go of the 2 main characters and only superficially explores the historical settings of the time, there is too much "telling" for very little "showing". At times the story become long winded and repetitive. Worst yet, it become predictable, one of those "she loves him, there are misunderstandings, she hates him, he sees his ways, she loves him".

I do intent to read more from books by Octavia Butler, and I hope to be again in love with her story telling, but Wild Seed just did not quite do it for me. ( )
  RosanaDR | Apr 15, 2021 |
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Doro discovered the woman by accident when he went to see what was left of one of his seed villages.
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Doro is an entity who changes bodies like clothes, killing his hosts by reflex--or design. He fears no one--until he meets Anyanwu. Anyanwu has also died many times. She can absorb bullets and make medicine with a kiss, give birth to tribes, nurture and heal, and savage anyone who threatens those she loves. She fears no one--until she meets Doro. From African jungles to the colonies of America, Doro and Anyanwu weave together a pattern of destiny that not even immortals can imagine.

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