“MagnificentThis adult fairly tale entertains and delivers a message in the best tradition of the fantasy classics.”– “The Denver Post.”With the critically. Beauty is the daughter of a noble, a father with a wonderful estate but little in the way of attention for his daughter. This is just part of life. Locus Award in for Beauty. Sheri Stewart Tepper (July 16, – October 22, ) was an American writer of science.

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Never very interesting to read, is it? Nonetheless, I remember this as being the most successful attempt to merge science fiction and fantasy that I’d ever read. But in this vision, yep, it’s the authors, movie makers, comic book writers, etc.

Beauty Book Summary and Study Guide

Beauty by Sheri Tepper, beauyt read this? If this had been a trilogy of shorter books I might have had an easier time of it, but if I’m going to be completely honest, probably not.

I’d prefer to read Tepper any day, who is at least interestingly flawed. Sime of the grittier aspects of the book; for example the rape and seven dwarves attitudes.

Its weaknesses lie in how it tries to encompass all the things – at times it’s hard to see where it’s all going, and I got a bit bored with its meandering pace and with the way Beauty spent her life and Tepper the book’s pages.

Tepper’s language is also inconsistent, ranging from obnoxiously trite, overly sentimental “fairy tale” tdpper to sections that are flat and crass. I liked the premise from the very first page – a fairy tale set in the historical 14th century! Check out the top books of the year teppee our page Best Books of Nothing beuty me angrier or more intent upon finding out things than having people refuse to tell me.

These well-known characters are among the most inspired elements of the book, mainly because teppper are ebauty different from the way they are portrayed elsewhere. It is a mishmash of fairy tale re-telling faithful to the original stories, I. It’s worth a read, but it isn’t something I would read repeatedly.

There is something bright and burning in her chest, but it has little impact on her life. You’re actively contributing to your own vision of the end-times. It resonates with themes that matter to women and men – nature vs.


BEAUTY by Sheri S. Tepper | Kirkus Reviews

I wish I could think of other examples from the book. Indeed, the eponymous hero escapes her sleeping fate through a well-handled ambiguity and Beauty quickly wanders far afield, turning into a grab bag of fractured fairy tales, stories of Faery, good versus evil polemic, time-travel, and futuristic dystopia.

Set against a backdrop both enchanted and frightening, the story begins with a wicked aunt’s curse that will afflict a young woman named Beauty on her sixteenth birthday. Having just set the book aside, here’s a list of some of my impressions: Interestingly she employs the premises of time travelling and parallel worlds to weave strong messages of environmentalism and religion. It’s a fairytale – a collection of fairytales woven into a single tapestry – with more realism than might be thought, and with a clear, strong but still good moral message: It begins as a Sleeping Beauty retelling but crams in Cinderella, Snow White, Rapunzel, and the Frog Prince, growing increasingly predictable; it spans a lifetime and jumps between half a dozen settings, the worst of which is an ill-conceived environmental dystopia–yet the book says so little.

This is a book for more mature person, not for everyone. On her sixteenth birthday Beauty is seemingly able to sidestep her aunt’s curse. The protagonist’s dislike of horror and her raging against it. The church stole magic from faeries and the world ends because it grows darker and more evil by not believing in magic.

Bantam Books- Fiction – pages. I finished this boo This was one of the strangest books I’ve ever read.

There is some very clever pastiche going on here, and to me, it just about made the book. What had she to look forward to but decades more of the herbal sisters, all of them dedicated to bfauty celibacy?


There was a problem adding your email address. And as she travels magically to places both imaginary and real, Beauty eventually comes to understand her special place in humanity’s destiny. Born near Littleton, Colorado, for most of her career she worked for Rocky Mountain Planned Parenthood, where she eventually became Executive Director.

In Beautythe characters are inconsistent, acting one way for a single chapter and then randomly acting differently in the next. Oct 24, Amy rated it really liked it Shelves: I wonder if it was deliberate, perhaps because she was writing in diary form. This is a deeply strange book, twisting fairytale tropes to tell a story of environmental collapse, destructive religion, sexual abuse, feminism, and gender politics, among many other things including the loyalty of cats, who so rarely get their due in literature.


First I was hushed, and when I persisted, I was punished. Beginning in 14th-century England, Beauty’s various adventures including a trip to the 21st century, where magic has vanished altogether give rise to several well-known fairy tales; but in her long efforts to evade the Dark Lord, Beauty loses her fairy-given immortality; her fairy mother cares nothing for her; and only in the far future, after life as we know it has been extinguished, will Mother Earth the glowing object is an embodiment of all Earthly life be reborn.

Tepper should not be surprised at her inclusion of commentaries against this or that – Ms. It’s all very black and white, even featuring whispered references to the Holy One, and while this fits Beauty’s starting 14th century Christian mindset, I prefer more shades of grey in the moral conflict of novels I read.

It’s hard to find at times under the sprawl of plotlines, but if Beauty could be said to be about one thing, it is the decline and fading of the concept of beauty. I can”t help that. This is definitely the work of a more mature woman reflecting on themes that matter to her. Mar 11, unknown rated it really liked it Shelves: I am told I sing nicely.

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I do like a book with grounded principles and a moral stand I agree with but I just felt like the author tried too hard and interrupted the book with pages and pages of feminist and environmental views.

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