(KINDLE) The Fresco Author Sheri S. Tepper

SUMMARY The Fresco

The Fresco

Sheri S. Tepper é 1 CHARACTERS CHARACTERS Ø The Fresco Does not end once the message is delivered however for the Pistach have offered their human hosts a spectacular opportunity for knowledge and enrichment with Benita as sole liasion between the two sentient races The she learns about the extra terrestrials the her apprecia I just finished reading The Fresco by Sherri S Tepper who is now officially my most favorite author ever Everytime I read one of her books I m amazed at how she can take many complexities and boil them down to simple lessons about truth and life In The Fresco Ms Tepper uses several different alien species to weave a tale that teaches about family religion and neighborliness and she does it all in a way that will make you laugh out loud many timesThe book begins with an abused latina wife of an alcoholic loser Benita Shipton who meets a pair of aliens in a remote backwoods area They choose her to be the intermediary between their confederation of alien planets and the Earth The friendly aliens called the Pistach announce their arrival to Earth and state that we will have to learn to be neighborly before we will be allowed to enter their confederation of advanced speciesFinding the Middle Eastern wars to be an endless cycle of violence with each side blaming the other the Pistach decide to teach all of Earth a lesson by removing the entire city of Jerusalem from the planet while harmlessly relocating all of its inhabitants The people of Earth are told that we may have Jerusalem back when we decide to get along and stop fighting While fundamentalist televangelists use the event to get rich preaching their line about the end of the world the people in the Middle East who are awed by the extreme power of the alien Pistach to vanish an entire city put down their weapons While the friendly Pistach are using their technology to better the society of Earth a cabal of anti democratic war profiteering Americans decides to attempt to make a contract with other alien species who have made their presence known as an alternative to the Pistach Three aligned and malignant predator alien species offer to solve the problems of Earth by hunting and eating the enemies of the militant Americans thereby controlling dissident politicians as well as solving the overpopulation problem When yet another alien species the wasplike Inkleozese is brought to Earth to mediate between the Pistach and the predator aliens and to hunt down those who are kidnapping and killing humans a humorous turn of events ensues The Inkleozese are females who are in need of a host to place their unborn children who will then subsist off the host and eat their way out when they are ready for birth actually not physically harming the host in the process despite the potential psychological trauma It is decided that the best possible human hosts for the Inkleozese unborn would be the pro life politicians and religious leaders who have publicly and vociferously defended the rights of the unborn even in the case of rape or incest As a result Jerry Falwell and thousands of other extremist religious leaders and Republican men find that they have been impregnated with the alien babies and that any attempt to abort the alien fetus would cause the human host pain or deathMany other events transpire in which the Pistach are able to bring contentment and happiness to Earth while on their home planet a revolution has been undertaken by a rebel leader whose goal is to make the Pistach a warlike species instead of the friendly species they have been for thousands of years helping the Universe and bringing peace to many planets A religious fresco which is the basis of the Pistach religion akin to our Bible has been uncovered and threatens to change the meaning of Pistach existenceThis is another of Sherri S Tepper s works of genius liberally peppered with feminist humor and lessons of morality religious truth family loyalty self control and neighborliness Get one for yourself and your conservative friends and relatives and help make Earth a better place

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Sheri S. Tepper é 1 CHARACTERS CHARACTERS Ø The Fresco Tion grows for their culture their beliefs and their art especially the ancient and mysterious Fresco that dominates their collective livesBut the Pistach are not the only space faring species making their presence known on Earth There are others cold malevolent and hungry feminist scifi at it s best off planet aliens battle zones disappearing male political leaders becoming pregnant all weapons nullified who is going to mediate a 30something woman Transforming Students grows for their culture their beliefs and their art especially the ancient and mysterious Fresco that dominates their collective livesBut the Pistach are not the only space faring species making their presence known on Earth There are others cold malevolent and hungry feminist scifi at it s best off planet aliens battle zones disappearing male political leaders becoming pregnant all weapons nullified who is Sociology of Higher Education Contributions and Their Contexts going to mediate a 30something woman

Sheri S. Tepper é 1 CHARACTERS

Sheri S. Tepper é 1 CHARACTERS CHARACTERS Ø The Fresco The bizarre events that have been occuring across the United States seem to have no bearing on Benita Alvarez Shipton's life That is until she is approached by a pair of aliens asking her to transmit their messsage of peace to the Powers That Be in WashingtonHer obligation I ve read uite a few of Sheri Tepper s books I usually consider them a guaranteed entertaining read regardless of the author s tendency to preach her spiritualecological agenda and her tendency toward overwrought denouements I can take that in stride when balanced out by vivid worldbuilding uniue and interesting settings and social extrapolation and dramatic events that ofter veer toward the horrific Lots of Tepper s books have lots of that good stuffThis one features none of Tepper s strengths and practically works as a showcase for all of her weaknesses I think most of the problem here is that it s set in present day Earth rather than a fantasy world Usually Tepper is forced by her sci fi settings to use metaphor to get her agenda across Without that barrier every single page of this book beats the reader over the head with Tepper s political opinions It also made me less than impressed with those opinions When filtered through a fantastic allegory I ve usually felt that I agree with her even if I don t agree with the didacticism I still don t totally disagree but the opinions in this book applied directly to our own world made her politics come across as overly simplistic and somewhat condescendingOur heroine Benita that means good get it is a minority woman escaping an abusive relationship Men Bad Luckily although disadvantaged in many ways Benita works at a bookstore and has been able to self educate herself Education Good Her employers are nice to her Gay men Good She has a son who s a jerk and a daughter who s nice Men BAD Women GOOD Benita s life really turns around though when she happens to meet a couple of aliens members of the Pistach race who ask her to be their representative to Our Leaders These aliens seem to just want to help Earth and help end our wars and ecological depredations Peace and Ecology GOOD and help us join a Galactic Federation Unfortunately they re just one member of a complicated society out there in space and some other alien species would rather use Earth as a hunting reserve Humans tasty Some self centered right wing politicians make a deal with other aliens that would give away our legal rights Right wing BAD In order to defend Human Rights to not be hunted as game Earth will need the help of our new allies Unfortunately at a critical juncture the Pistach have a social crisis of their own regarding religious and historical revelations If it s not resolved they might descend into chaos and leave us to our fate SnacksThe way the crisis is resolved is absolutely INFURIATING not to mention unrealistic unbelievable and dumb Without creating any spoilers I think I can say that Tepper comes out firmly on the side that believes that both truth and history should take a back seat to a political agenda and that knowingly re writing the past as lies is just fine and dandy if it serves her perceived greater good She dismisses the destruction of ancient historical artifacts with a blithe they weren t very well crafted anyway Myself I believe in learning from history even the most unpleasant aspects of it I don t believe in whitewashing the past or intentionally twisting facts So I really did find this book uite personally offensiveI also felt that it failed as far as what Tepper was trying to do I couldn t tell if it was supposed to be humorous or not There certainly are many bits that seem to be intended as funny the anti abortionists being injected with alien fetuses the middle eastern women having an illusion of ugliness cast over them but then it veers into over earnestness The tone wasn t consistent or effective Overall it just wasn t very good At all Disappointing


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  1. says: (KINDLE) The Fresco Author Sheri S. Tepper Sheri S. Tepper é 1 CHARACTERS SUMMARY The Fresco

    (KINDLE) The Fresco Author Sheri S. Tepper I’ve read uite a few of Sheri Tepper’s books I usually consider them a guaranteed entertaining read; regardless of the author’s tendency to preach her spiritualecological agenda and her tendency toward overwrought denouements I can take that in stride when balanced out by vivid worldbuilding uniue and interesting settings and social ex

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    (KINDLE) The Fresco Author Sheri S. Tepper FREE DOWNLOAD ✓ PADDINGTONFESTIVAL.CO.UK é Sheri S. Tepper Sheri S. Tepper é 1 CHARACTERS Rating 4 of fiveThe Publisher Says The bizarre events that have been occuring across the United States seem to have no bearing on Benita Alvarez Shipton's life That is until she is approached by a pair of aliens asking her to transmit their messsage of peace to the Powers That Be in WashingtonHer obligation does

  3. says: Sheri S. Tepper é 1 CHARACTERS (KINDLE) The Fresco Author Sheri S. Tepper

    Sheri S. Tepper é 1 CHARACTERS (KINDLE) The Fresco Author Sheri S. Tepper This was one of the most captivating and enjoyable sci fi reads I've found in ages It does not try to follow the typical alien visitation and occupation formula beyond the initial take me to your leader Instead Sheri Tepper twists and turns the plot in ways that you don't see coming but which certainly make sense once you find out where you've landed Her sense of humor is wicked and I found myself cheering on characters laughing out loud

  4. says: (KINDLE) The Fresco Author Sheri S. Tepper Sheri S. Tepper é 1 CHARACTERS FREE DOWNLOAD ✓ PADDINGTONFESTIVAL.CO.UK é Sheri S. Tepper

    (KINDLE) The Fresco Author Sheri S. Tepper I just finished reading The Fresco by Sherri S Tepper who is now officially my most favorite author ever Everytime I read one of her books I'm amazed at how she can take many complexities and boil them down to sim

  5. says: Sheri S. Tepper é 1 CHARACTERS (KINDLE) The Fresco Author Sheri S. Tepper

    (KINDLE) The Fresco Author Sheri S. Tepper Excellent worldbuilding derailed significantly by needless political pontificating The ending was offensive to good sense and the rest of the novel as a whole I felt like Ms Tepping was sitting next to me nudging m

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    FREE DOWNLOAD ✓ PADDINGTONFESTIVAL.CO.UK é Sheri S. Tepper Sheri S. Tepper é 1 CHARACTERS (KINDLE) The Fresco Author Sheri S. Tepper I am a huge Sheri Tepper fan However this book was a disaster Clunky prose and over the top preaching kept me from ever becoming immersed in this tale If Ms Tepper and I were to have a chat over coffee I'd imagine we'd agree on almost everything However I don't need to be whacked over the head repeatedly with the political views of this book I get it already In short this book gave me a concussion

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    FREE DOWNLOAD ✓ PADDINGTONFESTIVAL.CO.UK é Sheri S. Tepper Sheri S. Tepper é 1 CHARACTERS (KINDLE) The Fresco Author Sheri S. Tepper feminist scifi at it's best off planet aliens; battle zones disappearing; male political leaders becoming pregnant; all weapons nullified who is going to mediate a 30something woman

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    (KINDLE) The Fresco Author Sheri S. Tepper I have in the past enjoyed some of this author's novels but thoroughly disliked others This one almost scraped int

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    SUMMARY The Fresco FREE DOWNLOAD ✓ PADDINGTONFESTIVAL.CO.UK é Sheri S. Tepper Sheri S. Tepper é 1 CHARACTERS I loved this book I am having a hard time articulating even to myself why I liked it so much It doesn't have super exciting action scenes There's some cool technology but none of it is explained in any way The ending was a little too simple every bad guy got what was coming to him and everyone else got a happy ending However something about the story and the character of Benita just grabbed me from the start an

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    SUMMARY The Fresco FREE DOWNLOAD ✓ PADDINGTONFESTIVAL.CO.UK é Sheri S. Tepper Sheri S. Tepper é 1 CHARACTERS Tepper at some of her most preachyI like the fact that this writer has issues to address and she has always been one of my favourite feminist authors and I appreciate her environmental stance However in recent years she has abandoned subtlety or balance to lead us around by the nose as well as here espousing the dubious stance that the end

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  • Paperback
  • 406
  • The Fresco
  • Sheri S. Tepper
  • English
  • 27 June 2020
  • 9780575072886