This review is from: The Visitor (Mass Market Paperback)
Sheri S. Tepper is always very capable of using her wild and vivid imagination to create spellbinding sci-fi tales, and 'The Visitor' is no exception. A very interesting and emotionally charged read, that unfortunately runs into a brick wall at the end.
Tepper takes us into the future planet Earth, decades after most of the population gets totally annihillated by a darkly mysterious impact from space. New societies, new religions, and new levels of technology emerge. Tepper takes us through very esquisite detail of the world she has created, and does so in a very entertaining manner, avoiding mountians of uninteresting technical mumbo-jumbo. Tepper's imagination is nothing less than brilliant in coming up with a scenario and detail of originality that she achieves.
In addition to a interesting concept, Tepper makes sure that a strong connection is formed with the reader and all of the well developed characters. Very explicit details of both villians and heroes lives are very well explained, and a vast amount of different viewpoints from different characters greatly help us understand this odd world and brilliant scenario that Tepper has crafted.
All the details and different characters may seem like a lot to take in mind at first, but soon everything begins to twist into the same plot, and the story really picks up speed. Unfortunately, the story screeches to a halt way too fast for the amount of speed that it gathers. It seems like this story was just getting so interesting that it was getting out of hand so Tepper just decided to shoot it in the head. Poor thing. It was such a good story to...
The abrupt ending is somewhat outweighed by the sheer thought provoking entertainment that the story offers. A very entertaining and unique read definately deserving some attention, just be wary of a cut-off ending.