Eleanor Blair (lnr) wrote,
Eleanor Blair

6: Blood Heritage: Sheri S. Tepper: ISBN 0-552-13193-8

There are lots and lots of books on the bookshelves which belong to Richard which I haven't read, many of which I want to read and some I really have no idea either way. A lot of the time I don't know where to start, and simply re-read something I already know I like, or read something new. But in the spirit of trying to be a bit less predictable I thought I'd try and pick out something more random. I've heard of Tepper and never read any, and this was a smallish example and more importantly the only example: if I decided I was to try Moorcock I have no idea where in the many would be a good place to start. SoBlood Heritage it was.

All in all it's a fairly straightforward horrorish book, nicely enough written, interesting enough to keep you going. Sympathetic characters galore, some wonderfully unsympathetic ones, and splendidly horrid creatures. Nothing very special but by and large good enough,and perfect for a lazy Sunday morning. I think perhaps I found the assistance given to the protagonists by some of the other characters just a bit too useful and too frequently so, but that's a minor quibble and it's hard to see how it would be tied up otherwise. All's well that ends well of course, and with these books you do really know all the way through that it's going to finish happily. But despite knowing the destination in advance I still enjoyed the journey. And I guess I don't really have much else to say :-)

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