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Old 29th January 2006, 08:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The War of Flowers

I was at a store in Vancouver the other day and they had The War of Flowers on sale for 6.99, hard cover! I should a bought it but I had a few other books in my basket already and was a bit over my budget. So my question is should I go back and buy it anyway? How good is it? It seemed to be sort of like Stephen Donaldson's Thomas Covenant series where the main character is from modern times but is somehow swept into this tale of Fantasy, am I anywhere near right?

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Old 1st February 2006, 11:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Definitely one of the best fantasy reads I've ever enjoyed. The characters are lifelike, the descriptions original, the plot is original and there are some parts (near the beginning with that hobo/cat monster) that made me afraid to read it at night and I think scarred me for life.

Anyways, the issues invoked certainly are current, and it is one of those fantasy books I keep on my shelf to read again and again.
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Old 2nd February 2006, 12:35 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Yes War Of Flowers is good. Not as good as M,S,T which is my fav work by Tad but probably superior to Otherland.

Quite a dark tale actually but I enjoyed it.
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Old 2nd February 2006, 03:42 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Hummn scary? Yikes I dont like books like that but I might give it a go anyway especially if I have to wait longer then March 1 for The Bonehunters. Thanks for the information Foxtale and Gollum.

My god Gollum I just noticed you have 4557 posts on these forums when do you find time to read? No wonder your personal message storage was full up I really do respect your recommendations to me and I suspect many others do as well.

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Hummn scary? Yikes I dont like books like that but I might give it a go anyway especially if I have to wait longer then March 1 for The Bonehunters. Thanks for the information Foxtale and Gollum.

My god Gollum I just noticed you have 4557 posts on these forums when do you find time to read? No wonder your personal message storage was full up I really do respect your recommendations to me and I suspect many others do as well.

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Easy I'm a forum junkie....

Actually I think I'm a member of about 6 forums which is a bit scary. Good question about finding time to read, you're right soemtimes I'm online more than in my books but I really enjoy the corrsepondence with other people.
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Old 3rd February 2006, 02:27 AM   #6 (permalink)
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**War of the Flowers

It's about a war between the Flower Houses. Makes sense once you read it.
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Old 19th February 2006, 02:45 AM   #7 (permalink)
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6.99 hardcover is a steal. definately worth picking up.Buy it. you wont be disappionted and if you are it was 6.99 thats cheaper than a movie.
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Old 11th May 2006, 11:54 PM   #8 (permalink)
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War of Flowers is definitely worth buying! One of the best stand-alone fantasies I've read in years. A very originally written world and a good story with interesting characters: absolutely worth 6,99 (think I paid about the same for a pocketversion)!

It's not a traditional 'medieval' fantasy setting, but Tad Williams has the gift of creating the most interesting and original worlds, if you've read Otherland you'll know this. IMHO think he's one of the best world-builders in modern fantasy and proves it again with 'war of flowers'.
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Old 18th July 2006, 01:57 PM   #9 (permalink)
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doesnt it follow the otherland seriese, cause thats what happens at the end of the last book
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doesnt it follow the otherland seriese, cause thats what happens at the end of the last book
No, it's a stand alone novel. It doesn't tie in with Otherland in any way.
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Old 18th July 2006, 02:07 PM   #11 (permalink)
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so how come the last book sais somthing about flowers
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Old 18th July 2006, 02:16 PM   #12 (permalink)
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No idea, mate. I've read both, but never saw a link if there was one. Granted I read Otherland a while back, so I can't remember that reference at all. But the two have very different premises. In Otherland the other worlds are virtual realities. In War, the other world is a 'magical' one that coexists in a more or less parallel fashion with our own.
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Old 18th July 2006, 02:24 PM   #13 (permalink)
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im pretyshour that there is a link between otherland and another series/book

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Old 18th July 2006, 02:43 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Well, this isn't a series, for a start... The only other series Williams has written are Memory, Sorrow and Thorn, and the newly kicked off Shadowmarch, both of which are firmly entrenched in the fantasy genre. I can't think of another of his books that is science fiction, or that shares themes or ideas with Otherland. There was an Otherland short Stroy in one of the Legends collections, maybe you're thinking of that...?
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Old 18th July 2006, 02:45 PM   #15 (permalink)
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no ideas shared, just a statment at the end of one of the otherland books, talking about anothe book
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