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Beauty by Sheri S. Tepper
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Oct 25, 2011

did not like it
bookshelves: did-not-finish, retelling, fairy-tale, science-fiction, time-travel, fiction, 20th-century
Read in October, 2011

I started this book well over a week-and-a-half ago: I still haven't made any progress. (Note: I quit on page 140.)

The initial premise was quite nice. I liked Beauty's voice; while Tepper didn't seem to be doing a radical reinterpretation of the fairytale, it wasn't offensive either.

Then Beauty time-traveled. Tepper nearly lost me there, but completely alienated me with her preachy environmentalist and feminist themes. Yes, the present Western world is patriarchal and materialistic. But it is not as bad as Tepper describes.

Finally, the whole 'fairy godmother' thing never captured my interest. Oh no! A Dark Lord that's evil. I couldn't bring myself to care.

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01/04/2014 marked as: did-not-finish

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