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The Waters Rising by Sheri S. Tepper
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Sep 24, 2011

really liked it
Read in September, 2011

Sheri Tepper is one of my "read everything" authors so of course I picked this one up too. I didn't even realize that it was a sequel to A Plague of Angels, it's been so long since I read that one, but it stands on its own just fine.

I thought the tone of this book was a bit of a change for Tepper. It read almost like a fairy tale, especially at the beginning, but that wasn't a bad thing. The characters as always are interesting and complex. Tepper is very fond of feminist and environmental themes; this book dealt with the latter only. The explanation of the environmental issues and resolution that develop during the second half of the book seemed a bit uninspired compared to the way some of her other books have handled it, and the final conflict resolution seemed a bit anticlimactic, but I still enjoyed the story and the strong characters carried my interest through. Plus, it had cephalopods, which always earns extra bonus points from me!

Overall though I wouldn't suggest this as a first book for anyone who isn't already fond of Tepper's writing; if you haven't read anything by her before I would suggest The Gate to Women's Country (an interesting hypothetical future with feminist themes) or Raising the Stones (a very thought provoking look at religious conflict and free will).
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