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Grass by Sheri S. Tepper
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Four stars? Three? At times brilliant, deranged, and ponderous, I wanted to love this more than I actually did. The description of the planet Grass and its native inhabitants was amazing and reminded me of the sheer world-building as shown in Dune, up to and including the slow crest of leisurely reveal. I didn't care for the great number of point of view characters (it personally scattered the narrative for me), and I don't know if I would have picked this up if I had known it was such a discourse on religion and the role of humanity in God's plan.

Definitely worth reading, parts of it even worth revisiting for me; but I can see how this didn't win the awards it was nominated for. Recommended for fans of literary science fiction, musings of sentient ethics, evolving religion, and for equestrian enthusiasts.
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