God of Tarot

God of Tarot Paul is a monk which is better than a warrior on the planet Tarot where religions are wielded like swords

  • Title: God of Tarot
  • Author: Piers Anthony
  • ISBN: 9780441294701
  • Page: 392
  • Format: Paperback
  • Paul is a monk, which is better than a warrior on the planet Tarot, where religions are wielded like swords.

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    About "Piers Anthony"

    1. Piers Anthony

      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.Piers is a self proclaimed environmentalist and lives on a tree farm in Florida with his wife They have two grown daughterscmillan author piersa

    956 thoughts on “God of Tarot”

    1. When I was young, I devoured Anthony's fantasy fiction voraciously, and as I got a bit older, I started exploring his forays into "hard" sf, occasionally being surprised at the depth he was capable of. This book stands sort of at the precipice between those two extremes. It posits a world called Tarot, which causes hallucinations in its visitors, based on their visual-emotional states, which is becoming the center of a religious movement. Paul, a young monk from Earth, is sent to examine this pl [...]


    2. Probably the worst book I've ever read. Anthony's sentence construction and language range from amateur to needlessly convoluted. His imagery is often poorly drawn and obscure unless you have knowledge of the particular Tarot deck and card he references, so there's a lot of "filling in the blanks." The initial idea is intriguing but, like A.E "Dead" Waite, quickly grows tiresome and pedantic. Tangents are many, and the story structure, such as it is, amounts to basically a series of meditations [...]


    3. I have read several books by Piers Anthony in the past and when I saw this title in the used book section, I was rather pleased to find it. However the joy ended there.This book features are a rather bland main character who constantly debates in his head about how best to tackle relatively benign problems. If you can get passed the middle-school humor and the rather stereotyped religious factions, the action still doesn't get any better. The most interesting part of the book was a chapter was " [...]



    4. Definitely not Xanth type book. Mostly an explanation and history of the Tarot cards and a "preachy" putdown of religions in a novel form.


    5. Piers Anthony is far too obsessed with sex, and his apparent view of women merely as sexual objects (the main character objects to this view, yet almost all of his thoughts dealing with women are sexual) does nothing to endear him or this book to me.The plot itself is decent enough, though it takes far too long to really get started, and the first few chapters are pretty boring. But the idea of a planet where Tarot cards come to life is fascinating, even though I know next to nothing about Tarot [...]


    6. Brother Paul of the Holy Order of Vision is a monk on a future Earth that has expanded to the stars. He's sent by his order to investigate reports that God has appeared on the planet Tarot . On this planet the various Tarot cards manifest in creative ways and "religions are wielded like swords." I discovered this book in my teens right around the time I became fascinated with the Tarot. I'm really the opposite of a New Ager, and don't buy any deck of cards have powers or that the tarot cards hav [...]


    7. Now, Mr. Anthony has sold millions of books, so what do I know, but this book was kind of racially and gender-related not offensive, but at least insensitive. I don't think I've ever read a well-rounded black or female character from him. When I was a kid, that was fine (cause I didn't know better), but now it's not so much. And his writing/ideas aren't sophisticated enough to carry it. This book is so heavy-handed and clumsy. Sigh. For all that, Piers Anthony is nothing if not ambitious (the p [...]


    8. Interesting book. The author has an uncanny knack to take science fiction & fantasy concepts and blur them in such a way as the reader is never sure is this sci-fi or fantasy. Whats more interesting about Anthony is that he also writes in a lot of spiritualism/psychic/divination/occult into his books (as far as I have read) and this book is no exception. There is a philosophy about religion that is present throughout this book. The only issue I have had with the philosophy is that it is West [...]


    9. Even bad Piers Anthony is still good, but this book was a mess. The bulk of it is not terrible but im assuming either the original cut was way longer and got trimmed down or he was forced to turn in the manuscript waaaay before it was finished. The book ends literally so abruptly that i checked around me for missing pages that may have fallen out (bought at used book store). No missing pages, just a missing third act! What story of it that was there was good but not rly worth reading all the way [...]


    10. This was a darker series for Anthony, and challenges religious beliefs and faiths. I would not recommend this for younger readers, who aren't yet grounded in their own religious beliefs. It contains deep thoughts, and I believe some pretty hard core sex scenes if I recall correctly, though it's been a lot of years. That said, if you're older and want a good read that explores complex notions of religion and philosophy, then this one was pretty good. Make sure you're well grounded before diving i [...]


    11. This is my second Anthony book. My other book was the first Cluster book, which I didn't realize was in the same universe (so to speak) as God of Tarot. Had I known, I would have tried something else. This book is pretty much a poor, poor man's Hesse. Anthony is to literature what Bob Saget is to stand-up comedy. You want it to be satire, but he seems to be earnest. I will probably give him another chance, but it will have to be Xanth or something else silly, because I'm too embarrassed to read [...]


    12. This is my first experience reading anything by Piers Anthony. I like the writing style, and was intrigued by the characters, particularly the main character Brother Paul. The discussion of Tarot in all its forms/incarnations/developments was very highly developed, and made the read somewhat informative. I found the ending to be abrupt and under-explaining. I find I have no desire to pick up the subsequent novels in order to see where the story goes. The manner in which this book ended makes me [...]


    13. Brother Paul goes to the Planet Tarot to investigate some odd possible hallucinations to determine if God is actually appearing on Tarot. He comes to find out that these are no hallucinations. This is more fantasy than science fiction and is very good. Be aware there are very adult themes in this book (sex, racist slurs, etc.) This is the first in a trilogy. A knowledge of Tarot (cards) would enhance the reading of this book, but isn't necessary, as all of that is explained.


    14. I always liked Piers Anthony, and was looking forward to reading these. The series is off to a bit of a slow start, mostly using the book to set the stage. Paul, a monk and ex-card sharp, Tarot, a world far away, where visions are reality. The cards frame the chapters. Curious as to the next book, but not yet sure if they really appeal to me.


    15. Umxties flashback, or very "swinging seventies." Interesting premise but it somehow felt like a SF version of Love American Style, I don't know why. Nothing like as good as his Cluster series, which I love (and which is pretty much all about sex LOL!)


    16. The Tarot series is very early Anthony. Lots of struggling with morality, faith & belief here. This is not a light read or inoffensive, but interesting and thought provoking. Also, it proves that at one point Mr. Anthony could actually finish a series.


    17. I found the book, Okay. Anthony's Xanth series is far the superior to this. I found it a little hard to follow at times. I did think the premise was good, but unless you are a huge Piers Anthony fan, I would not recommend this for the average reader.


    18. Anthony's writing is rather hit-or-miss for me. I love Xanth and Incarnations of Immortality, but hate the Flinx stories. Unfortunately, it looks like the Tarot books are also a miss. I'm halfway through the first one and I just don't care. I'm completely NOT engaged, so I'm moving on.


    19. I tried to read this series while on a Piers Anthony kick. After loving Xanth, Bio of a Space Tyrant, & the Incarnations of Immortality (etc) series I figured I'd try his older stuff. Maybe someday I'll try again ABANDONDED.


    20. I'm not a big fan of this series. Anthony like Stephen King seems to go hot or cold with me and this was definitely a cold one. Not recommended


    21. I read this when it first came out, and I remember it as thought-provoking. I've changed so much since then; I'm going to find a copy and re-read it.









    22. This is the best series I've ever read by Piers Anthony. The concept behind this story is so unique and started my fascination with Tarot cards.


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