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Tarot (Tarot, #1-3)

3.62 of 5 stars 3.62  ·  rating details  ·  459 ratings  ·  16 reviews
Omnibus. Contains God of Tarot, Faith of Tarot & Vision of Tarot.
Paperback, 616 pages
Published November 1st 1987 by Ace Trade (first published 1986)
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Mary Ann
Piers Anthony is best known for writing light fantasy novels popular with preteens. What most of his fans may not realize is that he is a great thinker, and one of the best philosophers I have ever read. I don’t care for his light fantasies. They have their moments and the word play is often fun, but usually they are quest novels with a thin plot and superficial characters.
Occasionally Anthony writes a major novel, and these are worth spending some time reading. “Tatum Mound” is one of the be
Como calidad literaria, tiene más el prólogo del autor explicando la historia de cómo escribió el libro que la propia historia que, como pasa tantas veces en la ciencia-ficción, es poco más que una excusa hilvanada sobre unos hechos bastante interesantes que son los que el autor realmente quiere transmitir. Por lo demás, el libro se hace bastante largo, no terminas de ver en ningún momento hacia donde te está llevando o si tendrá algún sentido realmente el final, y además da la sensación de que ...more
I first read this book about 4 years ago and remember being totally blown away by it - I didn't have that same feeling now that I have read it again, but strangely feel as if I have taken something more from it this time.

Brother Paul is given a mission on the mysterious planet of TAROT. The colonists are all rigid religious fundamentalists of differing faiths, cults and schisms, barely tolerating living in the same place. But on Tarot, people get drawn into Animations, a vision or hallucination
Possibly the worst book ever written !: I have been reading books for over forty years, and am a great fan of Piers Anthony.
However ... avoid this anthology of the Tarot stories like the plague !! It is absolutely AWFUL with no redeeming features.
The basic premise of the book is promising, and to be honest one would expect an excellent author like Anthony to bring the story to some sort of life. But this is clearly a hash of bits and pieces of various religions, thrown together with no cohesion
I'll admit that I'm very torn on this book. I found parts of it to be excellent. Other parts I found hard to read. That might be because Tarot is actual a series of books that were packaged as one. It is my understanding that the author originally wrote it as one but then the publisher requested it be split. Either way, it's hard to read as one book. I might have enjoyed it more over all reading it the way it was first published.
I had read some of the Xanth novels before, so I thought this one might be good... wrong! It was one of the slowest books I've ever read. Completely plotless. Some dude goes to a planet called Tarot where the spirits(?) of tarot cards come to life, from what I remember--I read it about ten years ago. All I can remember happening is that he wanders around and encounters weird tarot-card-based stuff. Yawn.
David Kuznick
As expected, loved this in high school, but just a bit more than OK now. Some great concepts, marred by some unsettling views of the author. Some real disturbing parts, that were not meant to be the disturbing parts!
SF/Fantasy that mixes the many forms of Tarot and the many religions of earth as a Brother from a small sect searches for The One God on a remote colony with a small population many diverse religions and a strange ability to take a persons thoughts and create real seeming. Interesting, but at the same time confusing as the Brother is caught up in many scenarios that test his faith.
Coquille Fleur
I read this before I really got into Tarot, way back in high school. It's an interesting premise that Anthony used to incorporate the Tarot deck into a novel like this. Unfortunately, the premise is the best part. This book (I read the one that had all 3 in one volume) was the first real fantasy novel I ever read.
Bridget Cameron
Epic work of fantasy adventure that brings to life all the sybolism of the tarot suite through its characters search for meaning and truth.
It sheds light on how easy it is to fall prey to the symbolism of tarot and to get carried away in fantasy realms which do no justice in the real world!
Marc Alan
I once read a comic that said "They told you I like Piers Anthony?! Are you serious? Piers Anthony writes books for child molesters who don't read anything not involving child molesting". That may be true. I still think it's a good book. So there.

A dear friend of mine LOVES this book and reads it at least once every 18 months or so. For me it was darker than I like and there was so much going on at times that it hurt my head.
I read this back in 1990 and enjoyed it... reread it a few years later and was happy to see it held up... now i'm kind of excited to see that it's part of a series... hummmm...
Christopher King
An excellent book, if you're looking at a clearer idea of what Tarot is and the different styles as they relate to society.
Awful, awful, awful.
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Though he spent the first four years of his life in England, Piers never returned to live in his country of birth after moving to Spain and immigrated to America at age six. After graduating with a B.A. from Goddard College, he married one of his fellow students and and spent fifteen years in an assortment of professions before he began writing fiction full-time.

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