Grass - Arbai, Bk 1 Author:Sheri S. Tepper What could be more commonplace than grass, or a world covered over all its surface with a wind-whipped ocean of grass? But the planet Grass conceals horrifying secrets within its endless pastures. And as an incurable plague attacks all inhabited planets but this one, the prairie-like Grass begins to reveal these secrets -- and nothing will ever ... more »be the same again . . .« less
This was the first Tepper book that I read. My cousin lent it to me saying, "This was weird,it's your kind of book." She was right. I have never read anything quiet like it and I wish that Tepper wrote a sequel. Very entertaining. One of my favorite books.
When I first read Grass ten years ago, it blew me away with its masterful world building and strange emotional tension. I went on to read most of Shari Tepper's other work, some of which link together loosely in what her readers call the "Arbai World," but I believe that Grass is considered her masterpiece. This is the one to start with. I like this book so much that I have gotten several copies to give away.