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Beauty (FANTASY MASTERWORKS)
by Sheri S. Tepper | Literature & Fiction
Registered by elstaplador of Cambridge, Cambridgeshire United Kingdom on 8/26/2013
Average 4 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by elstaplador): travelling


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Journal Entry 1 by elstaplador from Cambridge, Cambridgeshire United Kingdom on Monday, August 26, 2013

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Journal Entry 2 by elstaplador at Woking, Surrey United Kingdom on Monday, August 26, 2013

4 out of 10

An odd book, sitting uncomfortably on the fence between fantasy, sci-fi, allegory and historical fiction, and not really convincing me in any of them. Beauty, who through a mistake that turns out not to be a mistake is not Sleeping, finds herself in the twenty-second century, and then in a whole lot of other times and places, with a mission to complete...

As hinted above, this story never really drew me in; it never seemed real to me. I appreciated, on an intellectual level, the nods to other fairy tales and folklore, but the atmosphere never seemed right. I couldn't believe in any of it, and it took a hefty, and exhausting, suspension of disbelief to make it all the way to the end.

Plus the heroine kept dissing pilgrimage in general and Margery Kempe in particular, which is not a way to get on my good side. 


Journal Entry 3 by elstaplador at Railway Station in Reigate, Surrey United Kingdom on Monday, August 26, 2013

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