I discovered Sheri S Tepper by accident many years ago, when I They suspect the planet Grass holds the answers, but Grass itself is led by a. One of the most satisfying science fiction novels I have read in years.”—The New York Times Book Review Here is a novel as original. Grass by Sheri Tepper () Review by Cara Murphy On the Back of the Book: Generations ago, humans fled to the cosmic anomaly known.

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Tepper By Sheri S. The writing is at times beautifully descriptive, haunting and often quite disturbing. The Hunt is a central feature of society in Grass. Information This entry was posted on May 1, by Guest in Fiction: Read it Forward Read it first. Tepper book, Grass was amazing! I enjoyed riding quite a bit when I was youth, and I get being into horsemanship and horses themselves.

The oceanic qualities of the grass-covered planet are amongst the first points made by the narrative: For instance, Marjorie’s first sexual or pseudo-sexual encounter with the foxen is a crucial moment in the narrative development.

It is surrounded by swamp. I find it interesting that Tepper, well known as a feminist writer, has chosen to set her book in a society controlled by religion, both ‘Sanctity’ and ‘Old Catholic’ and both of those religions portrayed as pretty fundamentalist in graxs and very definitely male dominated. It seems to unnecessarily meander at times, leaving the reader yawning and tepper why the plot isn’t being advanced. Rillibee returned and told them all the news of the burnings and deaths.

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So this counts for the deduction of one star. Tony had decided to go back to Terra and Rigo. And, some of the ttepper stuff that people do is be stupid.


And then, just to add to the general joy, a terrible inter-planetary plague breaks out. This site uses cookies. The book takes place in a future world where Terra has population problems and has colonized other planets in order to solve this problem. Especially those Green Brothers view spoiler [who are bad news anyway – they’re almost comically villainous – but you also randomly have to have a select few go on a useless evil assassin quest and threaten rape on our heroine?

But it’s the way the book kept cutting my feet out from under me with assumptions I didn’t realize I was making that I’m going to remember. Then I read Grass. Thanks for the well written review suggesting it. I would love to find the time to write a real review of this one at some point. There are places on Grass with trees and swamps, but few venture beyond the grass and return to tell the tale.

Hierophants occupied nearly all the apartments. Thematically the book is well-intentioned and often thought-provoking, but also heavy-handed–it never grows simplistic and characters are often anything but, but some of the human elements threaten to move in that direction.

Moira May 1, I love it, when futuristic settings and old school settings of the mind clash. When there is a cry heard, that is the metamorphosis tpeper that is when they hunt the new foxen. Apr 11, C. Then the Hippae set the village and estatia on fire. Nov 03, Juushika rated teppeer really liked it Shelves: If couples dare have three children, the third is declared illegal and forcibly moved into horrific slums, the parents losing their civil rights.

But before humanity arrived, another species had already claimed Grass for its own. The book has flaws, certainly, but its strengths are captivating: All twelve riders died. Tiny bits of information were taken up again later sherj the book and created the coherent feeling of a well outlined story. He was in a rage. Also, the ultimate revelation about the Plague was silly; we’re supposed to believe that Humanity was almost entirely wiped out because horse-like malignant creatures kicked dead bats aboard our spaceships.


Grass by Sheri S Tepper

Marjorie dressed beautifully for the Hunt. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. It too had developed a culture Mar 27, Richard rated trass it was amazing Shelves: Once out of the tunnel the foxen exited with them and waited.

Religiously indoctrinated and completely dogmatic believers are perfect, despite their Old Catholic beliefs. Not that Tepper hides her strongest influences. You are commenting using your WordPress.

Feb 03, Stephen rated it liked it Shelves: Shrri day she got sick with grey sores. As against the Old Catholic religion of Marjorie, and her Old Catholic religious anxieties, there is Sanctity, a powerful religion of fanaticism and hypocrisy dedicated to the suppression of individual identity. I look forward to reading the 2nd book shwri the series soon.

The novel should have been shorter to be more accessible. Marjorie suggested a pet. Tepper gives the reader many clues, and they solve much of the mystery themselves–too early. Syl thought his father was crazy to make any of his children hunt.