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by Tad Williams

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ISBN:
0886773741
ISBN13:
978-0886773748
Author:
Tad Williams
Publisher:
DAW (November 1, 1986)
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1263 kb
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Fantasy
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Rating:
4.1

Tailchaser's Song is a fantasy novel by American writer Tad Williams. First released on November 21, 1985, it is Williams' first published work.

Tailchaser's Song is a fantasy novel by American writer Tad Williams. It is reportedly being adapted into an animated feature film.

Tailchaser's Song book. I tend to like Tad Williams' work, though if he layered on the worldbuilding and description any thicker in some of his work, you could eat it. Fortunately, he didn't do too much of that here: you're left to play catch-up a bit, at times, which I honestly prefer. The cats are sweet, but they're also not just sweet.

Meet Fritti Tailchaser, a ginger tom cat of rare courage and curiosity, a born survivor in a world .

Meet Fritti Tailchaser, a ginger tom cat of rare courage and curiosity, a born survivor in a world of heroes and villains, of powerful feline gods and whiskery legends about those strange furless, erect creatures called M’an. The hour of Unfolding Dark had begun, and the rooftop where Tailchaser lay was smothered in shadow.

The war of the flowers. Special thanks to John Carswell, Nancy Deming-Williams, and Arthur Ross Evans for their assistance in the preparation of this book. Good dancing to them all. Dedicated to my grandmothers

Fritti Tailchaser, hunterchild of the Folk, came suddenly awake and sniffed the air. Ears pricked and whiskers flared straight, he sifted the evening breeze.

For I will consider my ca. or at the first glance of the glory of God. in the East he worships in his way. For this is done by wreathing his body seven. times around with elegant quicknes. or having done duty and received blessing. Fritti Tailchaser, hunterchild of the Folk, came suddenly awake and sniffed the air. Then what had awakened him? Pondering, he splayed his claws and began a spine-limbering stretch that finally ended at the tip of his reddish tail. By the time he had finished grooming, the sense of danger was gone.

Tad Williams has held more jobs than any sane person should admit to-singing in a band . It's very similar in that way to Watership Down, which I read and thoroughly enjoyed quite a while after finding Tailchaser's Song

Tad Williams has held more jobs than any sane person should admit to-singing in a band, selling shoes, managing a financial institution, throwing newspapers, and designing military manuals, to name just a few. He also hosted a syndicated radio show for ten years, worked in theater and television production, taught both grade-school and college classes, and worked in multimedia for a major computer firm. It's very similar in that way to Watership Down, which I read and thoroughly enjoyed quite a while after finding Tailchaser's Song. Despite whatever parallels you might draw between this and similar books, it stands on its own as a unique and charming novel.

Tailchaser's Song" is a fantasy novel by Tad Williams about a personified cat .

Tailchaser's Song" is a fantasy novel by Tad Williams about a personified cat named Fritti Tailchaser. The novel is set in the world as cats see it, with Man being a mysterious and distrusted creature in the eyes of feral cats. It has been noted that Tad Williams may have been influenced by poetry and literature written about cats, such as Rudyard Kipling's "The Cat That Walked By Himself" and T. S. Eliot's "Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats". For example, cats have three names, much as described in "The Naming of Cats" from Eliot's book.

john Milton In his dream Tailchaser was standing at the very pinnacle of a tall needle of rock, hundreds of jumps above a misty forest.

john Milton In his dream Tailchaser was standing at the very pinnacle of a tall needle of rock, hundreds of jumps above a misty forest eatures hunting for him in the mists below-thin noises of speech that drifted up into his ears. It was cold on the rock; it seemed as if he had been on it forever. Below, the frozen green sea of forest stretched infinitely into the distance

Those of you who are familiar with the book Tailchaser's Song by Tad Williams know it is a work of art not to be missed! Those of you who've read the book also know that those who know of it are few and far-between

Those of you who are familiar with the book Tailchaser's Song by Tad Williams know it is a work of art not to be missed! Those of you who've read the book also know that those who know of it are few and far-between. However, they ARE out there! The purpose of this CLUB is to try to centralize the Tailchaser's Song Community that's out there, and hopefully provide more exposure to the book. There are MANY people out there would would LOVE this book, but simply haven't heard of it!

Fritti Tailchaser, a ginger tomcat of rare courage and curiosity, embarks on a quest to rescue his cat friend, Hushpad--a quest that takes him to cat hell and beyond. Reissue.
Reviews:
  • Jelar
I first read this book in fifth grade, and I'm not exaggerating in saying that it defined my taste in media and likely influenced my decision years later to major in English lit. I read and loved this book, moved on to Tad's other books, then jumped off into reading all sorts of other fantasy books, then mythology and poetry, then classic literature. I've re-read it quite a few times since then (I'm now 30) and enjoy it every time. My dog-eared paperback always has a spot of honor on my bookshelf, one of the few "dead tree" books I keep around now that I have a Kindle.

It's a classic hero's journey kind of tale, but what makes it really shine are the great characters, the convincing feline perspective, and the dark bits of horror that take you by surprise in what could otherwise turn out to be a cute story about cats, were it written by a different author. It's very similar in that way to Watership Down, which I read and thoroughly enjoyed quite a while after finding Tailchaser's Song.

Despite whatever parallels you might draw between this and similar books, it stands on its own as a unique and charming novel. It has certainly stuck in my head for the last 20-something years.
  • Kajikus
I love this book. It's cute, but Tad clearly didn't really know a lot about kitties way back in the olden days when he wrote this. It's also clear that he loves cats, though, so he's forgiven.

Example: Tad talks about a male calico kitty in the book. We know that there are very few (if any) male calicos in the world. Maybe that male calico is a magical kitty, though! Again, Tad gets a pass because this is such a lovely little tale (tail).

I read a book when I was a teenager called "The Fur Person". It moved me profoundly. This book had a similar effect on my. I'm hugging Tad Williams in my heart for this book.
  • Jack
I had to hit "dark" for the mood, but that's not at all the full mood portrayed in this novel. There are some dark aspects, hopeful aspects, some suspense, some serious thought. Really, it's a tale with a cat as the main hero, and I tried to name my ginger cat Fritti as well, but got shot down by the husband. This, some ten to twelve years after actually reading the book, so the characters definitely stay with you. It is entirely appropriate for youth (and possibly even more impactful), and can be an easy, thrilling trip through fantasy land for an adult.
  • Ausstan
Join Tailchaser and friends for a delightful adventure in a richly developed feline world of mysticism, friendship and loyalty. The author's ability to so fully immerse you in his world is such, that from first page to last you can feel the wind in your whiskers and the path beneath your paw pads. Whether young in years or simply young at heart, you'll find yourself purring along and completely unable to put this page turner down. Tailchaser's Song is a delightful dalliance from the daily drudgery of M'an's world.
  • FRAY
Tad Williams' first published novel (1985) has done a fairly good job of standing up to the test of time. Somewhat reminiscent of THE HOBBITT, with an unassuming protagonist taking on what seems like an impossible journey to destinations unknown, and facing dangers that seem insurmountable, TAILCHASER'S SONG fits a classic mold. It is also an interesting exercise for fans of Williams to see how his storytelling has improved over the past 20-something years. TAILCHASER'S SONG is very different than his huge multi-volume epics Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn and Otherland, standing on its own as a self-contained and rather simple story. It does have an epic fantasy-like feel, as long journeys are undertaken and world-changing events take place, but you'll be able to read it in just a week or so. Williams' take on the society and behaviour of cats is very amusing, making this story worth reading and giving it the needed edge to gain a favorable rating. Memorable and well-developed, this is a story that should please most readers.

Compared to Williams' more recent products, the writing in TAILCHASER'S SONG does seem a little less refined. While there are certainly gleams of greatness, he isn't as able to touch the reader's heart-strings like he so effortlessly does now. His descriptions are more repetitive and don't quite inspire the imagination like they do in his newer work, and the characters, while interesting, aren't as compelling as they could be. One thing that Williams STILL has a problem with is being overly long-winded, describing some scenes in way too much needless detail, to the point that the reader starts to lose interest. In some ways, this problem may have only gotten worse with his more recent works, as I didn't notice it as much reading this one as I have in the past. Still, there are areas of this one that could have used the input of a more critical editor.

Probably the most interesting aspect of this book is Williams' take on cat society, cat behaviour, cat lore, and cat thought processes. Throughout the book you'll be able to picture your own cats in Tailchaser's (or another character's) place, and get a good laugh. The scene where Tailchaser meets the queen of cats, whose hing leg happens to be sticking straight up in the air as she casually cleans herself, is absolutely great. I know his interpretations of how cats think holds true to what I see in the expressions and behaviours of my cats.

Recommended for fans of Williams and for cat-lovers.

The 15th anniversary edition (pictured here on Amazon) includes a forward from Tad Williams that is hilarious. His description of what he was thinking and where he was during the time he penned TAILCHASER'S SONG is sure to make you laugh and helps you relate to this great author of fantasy.
  • Kajishakar
This book was written early in Tad Williams' career, and it's very interesting to see how his skills have improved over time. This is a fun read, full of fascinating characters and a great quest for our hero, a cat named Fritti Tailchaser. When some of his friends suddenly disappear, he sets out to learn what happened to them.
  • Bliss
I have loved this book my entire life. I make anyone i spend time with read this book. I reread it at least yearly. In the classic tradition of the hero’s journey, from the leaving of the normal world, the wise guide, descent into the underworld, return from death, victory, setbacks, tragedy—its all here. Lyrical, haunting, and imagination driven, the reader is catapulted into workd within ours.