Tailchaser's Song

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    Sathai

    Sathai Here, but not all there.

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    This week I read Tailchaser's Song by Tad Williams. I thought it was an enjoyable read. It's the first fantasy book I've read involving cats. :)

    Anyone else here read it?
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    GOLLUM

    GOLLUM Moderator Staff Member

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    It's on my read pile....:)
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    Birol

    Birol New Member

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    Yes. I've read it. It's a fun read.
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    j d worthington

    j d worthington Moderator Staff Member

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    Read it when it first came out. It's a lovely book... very nifty and, as I recall, Williams' first novel....
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    areader

    areader Butterfly gal

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    I've read it and then went onto the Shadow one. I liked the mad cat in Tailchaser's Song as a truly memorable character. Its worth reading if you like cats as he does depict them well.
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    Talysia

    Talysia Lady of Autumn

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    I shall have to have a look for this one, being a cat-lover.:)
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    Nesacat

    Nesacat The Cat

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    Have read it several times. I have a thing for things feline, books included and this book is one of the best. Tad Williams must have been a cat at some point. It's a very well written book.
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    knitteratheart

    knitteratheart insane and loving it

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    I read it too. Very adorable. I'm not actually a cat person, but I still loved it.
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    Jackolsman

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    I felt kind of foolish buying a book about cats. But I have read City of Golden Shadows and I liked that one from him, so when I found Tail. I had to buy it. I actually liked it, of course, I love cats a lot too. His story was very good, if a bit myth-cliche, and the way he brought the cats' into a culture of their own was brilliant. I haven't looked at my cats the same since.
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    Teresa Edgerton

    Teresa Edgerton Goblin Princess Staff Member

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    I believe that his cats supervised most of the writing.
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    Snarf

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    I'm actually reading this right now. Its nothing amazing, but I like it for a simple read.
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    GOLLUM

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    It's pretty good. Not Tad's best but a nice story.
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    Mithridelle

    Mithridelle In the Shadows

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    Yes, it was an enjoyable read and I wouldn't mind picking it up again.
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    Snarf

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    Yeah I've had Shadowmarch on my read pile for so long, I really need to get to that.
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    Ole Pete

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    I hate cats, but do ye think I could still enjoy the book, do you? I am a dog lover and even have a certain fondness fer the wee creatures we call rodents, but cats, well, me thinks that they don't care fer me as well, I'll warrant.

    Ole Pete
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    nixie

    nixie pixie druid Staff Member

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    I've recently finished it. A delightful read, one of those books you could read over and over and never grow tried off.
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    Karn Maeshalanadae

    Karn Maeshalanadae Why?

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    I haven't really read it, I think I read the first few pages. But I've never really liked stories where animals were the main characters, which explains why I've never really gotten into Tailchaser's Song, or even the Redwall series.....
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    GOLLUM

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    I belive it's excellent from what my friends say. I've got it but am yet to fully read it cover to cover.
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    Graeme Brown Winnipe

    Graeme Brown Winnipe Fantasy Writer and Artist

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    I've read a bit of otherland, and always see Tad's books on the shelves, but I don't know where to start with his fantasy. From you guys who have read his stuff, would you recommend starting with Tailchaser's Song? Or is there a better place to jump in, like his later series'?
    Thanks!
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    Clansman

    Clansman Lochaber Axeman, QC

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    I'd go with Memory, Sorrow and Thorn. I loved that series, and it is long overdue for a reread. This series was also an inspiration for GRRM's A Song of Ice and Fire, but I don't see how, quite yet. The two worlds are quite a bit different, except maybe the structure of the kingdoms of Westeros.

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