A. E. Reads: Clay’s Ark [Book Review]

The novel by Octavia Butler, Clay’s Ark, originally published in 1984, was written last in the 4-book Patternist series, however it comes third in chronology. The story takes place after Wild Seed (1980) and Mind of My Mind (1977.) However, as much as I’ve enjoyed Octavia Butler’s other works, Clay’s Ark was honestly such a disappointment…

A. E. Reads: Mind of my Mind [Book Review]

Mind of my Mind was written by Octavia Butler and published in 1977. It is the sequel to Wild Seed and the second novel in the Patternist series. I loved Wild Seed and I also loved Mind of my Mind. Mind of my Mind is so much about freedom and emancipation. Without getting into spoilers,…

A. E. Reads: Wild Seed

Wild Seed is the book review topic today, by Octavia Butler and published 1980. Wild Seed is all about character. And without a doubt, the main character who needed the most development, and that we got, was Doro.  To call Doro cruel is to put it lightly. I won’t call him evil, because being evil…