Review of 'The City of Golden Shadow'

The City of Golden Shadow by Tad Williams
1st book in the 'Otherland' series

Set in a world where virtual reality is reality for many people Renie's brother Stephen is lying in a coma induced by the net - though many people say it is impossible for the net to influence real-life (RL) it seems to have definitely effected Stephen. Renie with the help of a bushman student of hers, !Xabbu go in search of her brother encountering along the way Mister J's: a mysterious club where people visit but never return, and the even stranger “golden city” only fleetingly spotted by net-surfers. Williams tells a wonderful tale full of wonderful characters making unbelievable situations believable. Very well written and very difficult to put down. Keep in mind that this is the first volume in the series and don't expect a fully-resolved ending.

Rating: “Nearly perfect, but not quite”

Genre: Science Fiction

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