Book Reviews of Tailchaser's Song

Tailchaser's Song
Tailchaser's Song
Author: Tad Williams
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780886779535
ISBN-10: 0886779537
Publication Date: 12/1/2000
Pages: 400
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 52 ratings
Publisher: DAW
Book Type: Paperback
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This book is a all-time fav of mine. A friend recommended it to me, and I fell in love with the charactors at once. Fritti Tailchaser is one amazing cat, and his world is just as great!! I recommend this book for anyone who loves cats.
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VERY good book. I liked it much more than Watership Down and about as much as the Redwall books; I'd definately recommend it, especially for cat-lovers!
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Amazing tale for all cat lovers or anyone who enjoys books in the tradition of Watership Down. Excellent read.
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This is a charming, epic fantasy that really captures the secret lives of cats. You'll fall in love with Fritti Tailchaser.
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For anyone who loves and understands cats...a fantasy of epic proportions in the vein of Watership Down --San Diego Union
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An intriguing book with interesting insight into the lives of cats. Along the lines of Watership Down, but with more adventure.
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Having read the Otherland series by Tad Williams, I was curious about his approach to literature for the younger set. Tailchaser's Song is well written, creative and imaginative. While it was a bit slow getting going it was quite a good little read. I think my 11-year-old grand daughter who would be a cat in another life will quite enjoy this one.
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This is a great story of determination in a classic hero quest. That it's about cats is a great plus for me. I've read this book a couple of times over the years. Definitely a keeper.
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Fantastic tale of magical cats on a quest....charming book, suitable for all ages.
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Fantasy as seen through the lives of cats.
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A slightly atypical quest story. Yes, a young male goes off on a quest to rescue his girlfriend... except the young male's name is Fritti Tailchaser, and his girlfriend is Hushpad---and they're both cats!
I suppose others have compared Tad Williams cat books to Adams' WATERSHIP DOWN, but I think they come closer in flavor to Shirley Rousseau Murphy's CATSWOLD PORTAL. Any cat-lover will recognize that Williams has spent quite a bit of time watching cats interact. And the story is a delight as well.

From back cover: 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. Join Tailchaser on his magical quest to rescue his catrfiend Hushpad--aquest that will take him all the way to cat hell and beyond...
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I enjoyed this a lot. I generally enjoy books with cats as main characters. A few more horror elements then I had expected, but well done.
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I adored this book! Tailchaser was a fabulous romantic hero intent on saving his missing love interest. The quest brings him to the depths of the earth and he perseveres over true evil. You will never look at cats the same way again after this book!
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This is a great fantasy/adventure book about cats. If you liked _Watership Down_, you'll like this one!
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I must say that I had a bit of a hard time getting into this book at first. Nothing about it really grabbed me but not quite half way through the book it took off and held me with it. At the end, again, I had a hard time sticking with it but was glad I did. Lots of action, humor, love, friendship, loyalty. Good book, even if you are not a cat lover
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Excellent book great read
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Adventures of Fritti Tailchaser, a ginger tom cat.