Everytime I think about the time I spend reading all 4 volumes of Tad William's "Otherland" series, all I can think is:
"Give me back my life!"
I seriously feel the story was an over-bloated waste of my time.
Sure, it's very well written, and very imaginative - but somehow the entire story as I remember it is essentially irrelevant - no one really achieves anything, what does happen is ad hoc, and characters you were introduced to as important from the beginning fail to really be.
I always remember this series as 6000+ pages of the following:
"They went somewhere different, everyone was tired, and some of them cried".
Give me back my life, Tad Williams!!