Jesus With Guns

I can't possibly be the only one who read Octavia E. Butler's Parable of the Sower and thought the story's pro-gun messaging even outweighed the book's labored New Testament allusions. This isn't obvious? Or if Butler had a different message, I'm not sure what it would be.

That's not to put down Sower — I liked it very much — but guns were such a part of the book that it was hard not to think about them. The Walking Dead came to mind while reading ParableDead owes a lot to Sower in the tone and tenor and in the way both groups of characters struggle to restart society after their respective mass calamities (guns and weaponry figure prominently in Dead, too).

Posted: May 15th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Books Are The SUVs Of Writing | Tags: