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Marianne, the Madame, and the Momentary Gods Mass Market Paperback – November 1, 1988

Book 2 of 3 in the Marianne Trilogy Series

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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 170 pages
  • Publisher: Ace; First Printing edition (November 1, 1988)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0441519628
  • ISBN-13: 978-0441519620
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 1 x 5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,682,248 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 7, 2000
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This haunting book by Sheri S. Tepper draws me back year after year. Images pop into my mind of huge washing machines where people clean and tumble dry their lives and sins. This book has many images that are incredibly vivid.
Marianne is back after finding herself in Marianne the Magus and the Manticore (the first book in the series). She starts her life over again and is transported to a new world with strange rules. This time five helpers/dogs/gods go with her with unique abilities of their own. A girl once abused and withdrawn learns how to live, fight, and trust.
A person can get lost in the deep symbolism apparent in this complex, short novel. This book it can be equally enjoyed by tasting, and feeling the rich tapestry of colors, sights, and smells of this very intriguing book. To read this book is to experiance something totally unlike reality and totally enjoyable. Enjoy the ride.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Marc Ruby™ HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on November 25, 2002
Format: Mass Market Paperback
It's embarrassing when you are digging through your to be read shelf (shelves) and you discover that a book has managed to get tucked away so well that it has remained hidden for ten years. Sheri Tepper, probably still best known for her True Game series is one of my favorite fantasists. She has an artful way of combining humor, whimsy and drama into works that take frequent unexpected turns and have endearing casts.
'Marianne, the Madame, and the Momentary Gods' is the sequel to 'Marianne, the Magus, and the Manticore,' which I read so long ago that I dare not attempt to remember it. But the heroine is Marianne, a young woman with surprising talents and assets that are coveted by Madame Tabiti Delubovoska, a very nasty witch who has a knack for catapulting her victims into bad places and doing away with anyone who gets in her way. When the Madame kills Marianne's parents and sets out after the young lady, Marianne escapes, and then doubles back on her history to try to set things right.
And this brings us to the current volume, in which Marianne reawakens as a child and starts to relive her live, this time with the assistance of the previous Marianne and 5 dog-like Momentary Gods, who just might control reality. The Madame's attempt on Marianne and her parents is foiled this time. However, Marianne, a bit upset at discovering there are two Marianne's in her head, rebels and sets out to live her own life. Unfortunately, this leaves her vulnerable, and the Madame traps her in a world where nothing stays the same and one needs a new map every day. The Momentary Gods and Makr Avehl (her former lover) come to her rescue, but is will be an intense struggle and a very close thing.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Claire de Trafford on February 5, 2011
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The Marianne books are Sheri Tepper fantasy at its best. Marianne returns for yet another sparring match with the evil Madame, aided this time by five dog-like momentary gods, and of course Makr Avehl and Agrehond. Once again Marianne has to fight against strange fantasy worlds created from her sub-conscious in order to discover her true self and her true love.

Marianne is a sparky, spunky, eminently likeable heroine. All the people in this novel feel like real people, and ones you'd like to be friends with. The world-building is first class, and the book is fast paced. Read this.
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By Erin Bulman on February 20, 2013
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This is one novel of a trilogy, which is out of print and getting hard to find. The condition was as advertised and is a decent reading copy. It was delivered as promised and I am fully satisfied.
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful By craftyk on June 23, 2012
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Sheri S Tepper has written some of the best science fiction in the world. This isn't one of them. I would cast it more as fantasy , aimed at the teen market. I was so disappointed. Perhaps more care needs to be taken with your classification system so that others don't make the buying mistakes I made.
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