Tailchaser's Song by Tad Williams(45 ratings)
|Submitted by Ariel |
Wow, T.S. Eliot meets J.R.R. Tolkien. This was an engrossing book that made me smile, cringe, worry, and wonder. The thorough development of the animals' societies was fun, too. Though Williams blatantly steals from both Eliot (naming of the cats) and Tolkien (the misadventures on Tailchaser's quest, encounters with the different species), but he does it WELL. Unlike many fantasy novels inspired by Tolkien, there are original quirks, and a page-turning plot.
|Submitted by Danielle |
This book is one of the most amazing I have ever read, and I am 25- so to the 13 year old reader: “I feel the same way!”
|Submitted by Mercycat |
I've Loved this book since it was accidentally given me when I was 6 years old in about 1986... I quickly memorized the cat language and read the book near religiously. I of course can see the tiny flaws now. And more of the "tributed" sections of the book. And I acknowledge I was never able to "get in to" the other books by Tad. Perhaps that little cat that shared his apartment channeled him and made him write it? An Eyeshimmer/ Pouncequick kinda thing? But this book was an incredible influence on me. And on the preschoolers who used to listen to me read it. And the 8 yr old who now thinks God is code for Meerclar Allmother. And to all the dogs who are now Growlers, the squirrels who are now Rikchikchik, and the Presidents who are now me'mre.