finished reading Dawn by Octavia E. Butler

Dawn (1997, Warner Books) 4 stars

Lilith Iyapo has just lost her husband and son when atomic fire consumes Earth—the last …

This was the first book by Octavia Butler I read and her ability to speak in allegory is uncanny. It's an absolute page-turner, a gripping story. While also being a scathing indictment of the colonialist mindset and asking some of the most uncomfortable questions about free will and the human condition. I have rarely enjoyed being thrown into an existential crisis this much.