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About the Author: Patrick Rothfuss

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  1. Ian says:

    I m sorry, Mr Rothfuss For realz, actual sorry Honestly I tried giving your book two stars out of pity, since I so wanted to like it and I d feel bad about giving it one star and dragging down your average rating Though you don t appear to need my pity Your book has the highest average GR rating 4.49 of any of the book I ve read I finally dropped my rating down to one star because it s just a steaming pile of crap and I couldn t take the embarrassment of having posted a two star rating I m sorry, Mr Rothfuss For realz, actual sorry Honestly I tried giving your book two stars out of pity, since I so wanted to like it and I d feel bad about giving it one star and dragging down your average rating Though you don t appear to need my pity Your book has the highest average GR rating 4.49 of any of the book I ve read I finally dropped my rating down to one star because it s just a steaming pile of crap and I couldn t take the embarrassment of having posted a two star rating on something so awful.Mr Rothfuss, you probably don t give a shit about my rating since, judging from your GR biography, you appear to be very comfortable in your own academic, geeky skin And that is totally cool I m an academic, geeky type myself Not as geeky as you You are really geeky Like I said that s cool Anywayz, for a long time I gave you two stars since a couple of my most favorite people my brother and his fianc both love your book One star for each of them But, like I hinted, the book is pretty bad So are you and me good No hard feelings Awesome I don t take shit too personally, either So now I ll get down to ripping your book, knowing we can still be friends.In the interest of full disclosure, I faithfully admit that this book goes in my DNF shelf I made it 162 pages in I was reading it on the Kindle app on my iPhone and made it to 3154, but with little arithmetic I determined that was the equivalent of page 162 in the mass market paperback I just couldn t finish it I gave it a good honest try and eventually found myself reading only so I wouldn t have to admit to my brother that I didn t like it enough to finish But that isn t a good reason to spend my time something we have precious little of in our short lives reading something I dislike and not getting paid for it So I m sorry, bro I tried Yes, my brother is one of my GR friends and will likely see this review Now on to the reasons I couldn t finish the book.Most of The Name of the Wind is written in the first person it s the autobiography of Kvothe, who has a number of things in common with The Most Interesting Man in the World Kvothe is reciting his life story to a scribe while his male companion, Bast, looks on.FOOTNOTEThere are several interesting facts pertaining to Kvothe and Bast First, Bast is described as sharp and delicate, almost beautiful, with striking blue eyes Second, Kvothe and Bast run a bed and breakfast Third, Bast follows Kvothe around like a puppy dog Fourth, Bast likes to tuck Kvothe into bed and watch him sleep Fifth, Bast cries like a little girl when he hears something sad Finally, Bast apparently can manifest himself as some sort of goat man creature Do you see where I m going with this Kvothe runs a bed and breakfast, in which a very sensitive and beautiful man follows him around and occasionally turns into a goat Bed and breakfast and goat men what could be sexier Not that there s anything wrong with that I believe everyone should have the freedom be who they were born to be and I have several close friends who happen to be gay I m the last person who would have a problem with Kvothe and his beautiful male companion getting frisky goat style, of course I only mention the implied homoerotic connection because Kvothe a.k.a The Most Interesting Man in the World is supposed to be a lady killer No, not a psycho rapist murderer, you freaks A lady killa A Lover of Women I suppose that s not necessarily inconsistent perhaps Kvothe swings both ways Let s all say it together, now not that there s anything wrong with that.END FOOTNOTENot all of the book, however, is written in the first person First person narrative is reserved for Kvothe s recitation of his life story The remainder of the book, particularly the scenes of Kvothe manhandling his lover in front of the scribe Bast said Kvothe leaves bruises , are written in the third person I ll address my displeasure with the third person sections first.Let me clarify at the outset that I have no problem with the writer switching between first person and third person narrative I recognize it can be a powerful tool and it serves the structure of this story quite well The book begins in the third person, then as Kvothe tells his life story it switches to first person, then back to third person for occasional interludes My problem is with the author switching his narrative voice within the third person sections The academic geek is all over the place in that regard Sometimes he writes a scene in third person subjective, other times third person objective Some passages read like third person limited, others third person omniscient At points the author seemed to switch voice page to page, or even paragraph to paragraph In one especially irritating scene he even threw in a hint of first person for a paragraph or so Maybe if I d kept reading I would have found a scene or two in second person, just for good measure The switching of narrative voices was confusing and frustrating.Perhaps the author saw his story as being so epic and or complex that a third person omniscient narrator was called for throughout I certainly understand the advantages of an omniscient narrator that can relate some scenes from one character s point of view and others from a second character s point of view, and so on But that theory doesn t fit The Name of the Wind With most of the book, indeed the real meat of the story, being written in the first person, the third person sections are a minority and seem almost incidental, merely setting the stage and creating some dynamic juxtaposition And the theory doesn t explain why some scenes are told from the points of view of everyone present a voice that strikes me as pompous and unreal while other scenes are described objectively, from nobody s point of view Still other scenes alternate points of view paragraph by paragraph, or even sentence by sentence, and at a couple of points I wasn t entirely sure who s thoughts I was reading Such constant switching without an obvious purpose or pattern made the omniscient narrator if that s what was intended seem unreliable.Now on to the bulk of the book Kvothe s first person account of his life story Kvothe s account actually read much smoother than the third person interludes Without the worry of mixing up his voices, the author did a much better job on the first person narrative Indeed, Kvothe s story incorporates some fair not horrible, not great drama, suspense, and sentiment Portions are even quite quotable The Author was thoughtful and observant in his telling of Kvothe s story, relating events and thoughts with which I could identify and pointing out a few things I wouldn t have thought of Unfortunately, for the reasons set forth below, those good qualities were not sufficient to demand my continued attention.Many passages in Kvothe s story felt lazy, unnecessary, unintended, or unoriginal A few things were just plain weird For example Kvothe asks his father a question and the father makes a big deal about wanting to answer with a poem, but after five lines he forgets the rest Setting aside that the five remembered lines were some shitty poetry, why is the rest forgotten If the poem was important, then the author should have taken the time or sought the help to craft something decent for the father to recite If the poem was not important, why have the father recite a poem at all A pointless poem only serves to clutter the prose As a boy Kvothe watched his parents make out so he could learn kissing technique That s weird Speaking of Kvothe watching his parents, he has some sort of Oedipal affection for his mother It shows in a few places but neverso than when he describes his mother as slender, fresh, and bright, pale and smooth skinned in the firelight I have trouble reconciling the Oedipus Complex with The Most Interesting Man in the World Unless I just misunderstand one or the other 2ND FOOTNOTEWhat I find especially interesting is my suspicion that the author was not consciously creating the Oedipal attraction Similarly I suspect the author was not consciously creating the romantic connection between Kvothe and Bast Maybe if I d finished the book I would have found out that Kvothe was a gay man who masturbated to the memory of his mother But I doubt it.END 2ND FOOTNOTE Kvothe declares that he will sum up a certain magical principle and begins with his first point He then expounds upon that first point, but never reaches a second point, nor a third or fourth The explanation merely peters out Kvothe s father sets up a dichotomy between poetry and music that I don t believe exists I admit that s only a disagreement rather than a problem with the writing In several places there was a lack of creativity with turn of phrase One passage uses the phrase there are times too many times The author uses the definite article in a number of places were the indefinite article would have beenappropriate In the passage I marked as an example, Kvothe talks about going deeper into the city without any prior mention of having entered any city, much less being on the verge of going deeper into it In another place, a beautiful metaphor was ruined when the author spelled out his meaning explicitly Some metaphors arepowerful if left implied, resting behind the words for the observant reader to find on his own In this instance, it went from beautiful metaphor to so so analogy.I also have a muchfundamental, underlying problem with the entire storyline That is the quality of Kvothe as a character He s portrayed as a superhuman hero with a towering intellect and dazzling physical prowess Kvothe can do nothing wrong no puzzle is too difficult and no problem too big to handle He can thrive under any circumstance and no lady can resist his advances neither can beautiful goat men, for that matter He wins over the most cynical skeptics and his knowledge of the arts and sciences is without equal Kvothe advises kings and kills demons He can even run a clean and comfortable bed and breakfast Kvothe, himself, is his own story s deus ex machina And that, to me, it is the ultimate expression of unimaginative writing Supposedly Mr Rothfuss wrote The Name of the Wind over the course of a decade orYou d think, with all that time to contemplate and mull over his book, he could come up with somethinginteresting than ironically The Most Interesting Man in the World

  2. Petrik says:

    As an avid adult fantasy reader, out of all the books that I ve been recommended, The Name of the Wind has always been recommended to me the most Google, Goodreads, book reviewing sites, 9gag, even some people who don t read a lot of fantasy books, they have all praised the series highly and now that I ve read it, it s in my opinion that the fame is totally well deserved there s no doubt that this is truly a fantastic high fantasy book.In terms of plot overview, the book is simplistic enough As an avid adult fantasy reader, out of all the books that I ve been recommended, The Name of the Wind has always been recommended to me the most Google, Goodreads, book reviewing sites, 9gag, even some people who don t read a lot of fantasy books, they have all praised the series highly and now that I ve read it, it s in my opinion that the fame is totally well deserved there s no doubt that this is truly a fantastic high fantasy book.In terms of plot overview, the book is simplistic enough Kvothe Kingkiller, Kvothe the Bloodless, Kvothe the Arcane, the man of many names tells the story of his life to the Chronicler, who will write Kvothe s entire chronicle starting from his childhood up to his present life as an innkeeper in Waystone Inn Kvothe will tell the entire chronicle of his life within three days and The Name of the Wind encompassed Day One of his storytelling That s it, that s really the basic premise of the story you can even call this novel a high fantasy memoir if you wantIt s like everyone tells a story about themselves inside their own head Always All the time That story makes you what you are We build ourselves out of that storyPicture Tarbean by Dan dos SantosIf you haven t read this book yet, you re probably wondering why this book became one of the most highly acclaimed fantasy books of our time Honestly, I have to agree that it s seriously one of the best out there it s simply amazing and there are a lot of factors in the book that worked so well harmoniously towards producing that result However, there s one single element in the book that excels above all the others.Is it the characters Could be, The Name of the Wind is thoroughly a character driven book and if the characters weren t well written the book would pretty much be screwed The whole book is told solely from Kvothe s perspective it s written in third person POV for the present timeframe, shifting to first person POV during the flashback sequences which means you ll be seeing the first person POVoften than the other Trust me, they are extremely well written Kvothe is a memorable character and his narrative is wonderfully compelling to read The Name of the Wind is his coming of age tale, covering his life from the time he was eight years old up to his fifteenth yearWhen we are children we seldom think of the future This innocence leaves us free to enjoy ourselves as few adults can The day we fret about the future is the day we leave our childhood behindWe will read about Kvothe s struggle during this period of time and how his life was an ever changing cycle fortune and disaster Plus, the addition of empathizing side characters such as Bast, Simmone, Elodin, and Auri made the book evenintriguing However, I have to say no, it s not the incredibly well written characters that dazzled the most to me.Is it the world building Well, it s true that the world building of Temerant is tremendous and intricately crafted The currency, mythology, legends, songs, and a unique magic system called Sympathy felt so real and believable to me they enhanced the immersive and vivid nature of the narrative And yet, no, it s not the world building.What is it then, the action No, don t come into this book expecting a lot of battle or war scenes because you ll most likely be disappointed The narration is extremely engaging and also intense in some places, but there are approximately only twenty pages of battle scenes in total The Name of the Wind will not pull you into the usual grand tale of Good vs Evil where the main story revolves around the protagonists struggle against the villains to save the world So no, it s not the action.It s music the part that captivated methan anything else in the book was its depiction of musicMusic is a proud, temperamental mistress Give her the time and attention she deserves, and she is yours Slight her and there will come a day when you call and she will not answer So I began sleeping less to give her the time she neededThere s a huge emphasis on music right from the beginning of the story all the way to the end No matter what the genre we read, we are all obsessed with music Music is vastly integral to the overall quality of the book it s insane how beautifully written the depiction of music and sounds are I could see the way the fingers and strings dance to form the music I could hear the audience in the tavern cheering when Kvothe played the lute vigorously I could hear the silence of the crowd when Kvothe stopped playing and most of all, I could feel the emotions oozing out of the audience through the music, music that was created specifically through words and letters One of my favorite scenes in The Name of the Wind is when The Lay of Sir Savien Traliard, a legendary tragic ballad composed by the most famous Edema Ruh, was performed It s so masterfully written and right now, in my head, I have my own perception of how this song should sound I can t wait to see how that perception compares to Lin Manuel Miranda s rendition of this song in the upcoming TV series adaptation of this novel.Picture Playing For His Pipes by Dan dos SantosIt s a tricky business to find the right formula to unify all these magnificent elements in a book, especially with music being one of them But Rothfuss managed to do it.How did he achieve the superb balance for all those factors Superlative prose Seriously, I can t stress this highly enough, Rothfuss s writing style is unquestionably phenomenal there s a glimpse of grace in almost every word you ll read in the book Without Rothfuss s prose, The Name of the Wind would probably receive a 2 or 3 stars rating at most from me Patrick Rothfuss is a master craftsman with words and his prose deserves only the highest of praise from me There is a myriad of quotable or should I say Kvothable statements and phrases throughout the story that made me feel like writing them all down in my notebook, and yes I didWords are pale shadows of forgotten names As names have power, words have power Words can light fires in the minds of men Words can wring tears from the hardest heartsIt s meticulous, brilliantly unputdownable, elegant, lyrical, and poetic It s evident how the fourteen years of revision and editing brought fruition to this absolutely marvelous result.By the end of this book, I realized The Name of the Wind has immersed me in an intricate role play situation Through reading this book, I becamethan myself I am not just the reader who read a masterpiece called The Name of the Wind, I am not the Chronicler who wrote Kvothe s journey, and I am not Kvothe s loyal apprentice I am the one they call Reshi, Bloodless, Six String, and I am the I in the chronicle My name is Kvothe, you may have heard of me Now, I encourage you to read my story.Picture The Name of the Wind by Marc SimonettiYou can order the book from Book Depository Free shipping You can find the rest of my reviews at Novel Notions

  3. Shannon (Giraffe Days) says:

    This is why I love fantasy so much After a recent string of okay fantasy novels, a couple of good ones but nothing to get really excited about, I ve rediscovered my passion thanks to this book I m so impressed, and so in love, I can t begin to describe it But I can try to give you a feel for the book, if I can figure out where to start and how to do justice to this masterpiece.Kvothe pronounced like Quothe is a world renowned figure of mystery with a disreputable reputation a hero or a This is why I love fantasy so much After a recent string of okay fantasy novels, a couple of good ones but nothing to get really excited about, I ve rediscovered my passion thanks to this book I m so impressed, and so in love, I can t begin to describe it But I can try to give you a feel for the book, if I can figure out where to start and how to do justice to this masterpiece.Kvothe pronounced like Quothe is a world renowned figure of mystery with a disreputable reputation a hero or a demon depending on which stories you hear The real man has hidden himself away at an inn in the middle of nowhere with his apprentice Bast we know not why and it s not until the Chronicler discovers him there that he shows any interest in reliving his past life Insisting that his story will take three days to tell, and that the famous chronicler must write it down exactly as he tells it, he begins to share his story a child genius growing up with his parents troupe, performing plays and tricks across the land while being taught sympathy magic , history, chemistry etc by a tinker, Abenthy, who had been to the University to ending up homeless and penniless on the streets of Treban, a big port city It s not until he s fifteen that he makes it to the University, and is accepted, though he s three years younger than is usual Abenthy has taught him well, and combined with his impressive memory, natural talent, quick intelligence and training, he moves quickly up the ranks of the university.There are many adventures and mishaps along the way, and while some plotlines come to a tidy end at the close of this novel, over arching plotlines and themes have been given a solid foundation to continue on into the next books It took a surprisingly long time for me to realise the connection between the number of days he will take to tell his story, and that this is Day One in the trilogy it s told over the course of the first day The only thing is, he s young yet Chronicler judges him to be about 25, though at times he looks infintely older , and there are things happening in real time that intrude upon the story, that will need to be resolved I think so while I have every confidence Rothfuss has excellent control over his creation, I would lovethan three books I can t think of the last time I was this impressed by any story, let alone a fantasy novel I won t compare it to bloody George R.R Martin like everyone else is doing because I don t see that they have anything in common, really one is a work of pure genius and the other is utter crap Comparing them only heightens my dislike of A Game of Thrones In truth, it s simply a marketing strategy to compare new books to ones that are already really popular, in order to draw in a well established audience This is an epic fantasy epic in scope but it s also a bildungsroman, a story of a person s life, a life journey including the quiet moments , which I love The character development is ludicrously good The world building is solid, believable and original there re enough new elements to keep your interest, but not so many that you get confused and overwhelmed a perfect balance The design of sympathy is original and unique, and makes so much sense that I m half surprised it doesn t really work It s complicated enough to not be trite, but one basic premise is the connection between things, the sympathy they have with each other if you broke a branch in two, the two halves would still have a connection, like sharing the exact same DNA, and so if you control one half you affect the other half Same with two pennies of the same metal, so that, if you were holding one and someone holding the other and they worked a binding on their half, and, say, lifted it in the air, then your penny would also lift It s fabulous It s an intellectual kind of magic, not a wave the wand type It takes knowledge, concentration and effort, so in effect, anyone could learn.As for the characters and their growth, I am so impressed and so in love I will no doubt do a bad job of expressing it While Kvothe s story is told in his voice, first person, the present day interludes are told in third person omniscient, but usually from certain characters points of view You get a mix of other people s impressions of characters, and a gentle showing that tells us evenThe genius is in how Kvothe is portrayed while telling the story, himself as a young boy, already having experienced tragedy and sorrow and despair, and already feeling the weight of worldly concerns, but still with a lot to learn, comes across strongly This is counter balanced with Kvothe as a man, having been through all that andand had it shape him into something subtly different, yet still very much the same person If it had been written poorly, there would have been discord between the two Kvothes, but there isn t He has so much charisma, and is such a complex sort, that I really felt for him I may even have a bit of crush, actually He s not good or evil, but he s suffering from a conscience he s very human, and lonely, despite the friendship of Bast At the same time, he s a god like figure, an amazing musician, a skilled fighter, and a powerful magician One moment he s commanding and chillingly masterful, the next he s doing Bast s bidding and fetching food and cutting wood for others I expect it s his contradictions and complexities that draw me to him.The writing style is smooth, the pacing just right though the first few chapters take a while to get you into the story, you still need to read them closely because there re a lot of details in them , and the prose isn t cluttered with boring, irrelevant descriptions or pointless details It s a fat book and a long story, but it flies by While it needed better proofreading there were a lot of problems with dialogue punctuation there were a few lazy typos he never once used a semicolon when he should have and he always used lay instead of laid but hey, at least he was consistent the prose itself is engaging, often humorous, detailed but not overly so, and never boring I also loved the little songs and ditties that are included, and the stories within Kvothe s story.Likewise, the way he doles out the various plots, revealing and hinting at the right moments, building up tension and anticipation, giving clues that start to coalesce into a stunning picture, is, frankly, impressive The supporting cast, while not as fully explored as Kvothe it is his story, after all , are in their own ways vividly portrayed and gradually explored There s no chunky exposition or a description of a character shoved at you all at once It sa show not tell kind of book, appreciating the intellect of its audience and our ability to figure things out for ourselves Nicely done There was a while there, when I was reading, that the prose gave me the same kind of thrill as reading a sex scene in a romance novel might but it could have just been the excitment of the story.One last thing though I could go on forever I loved what he did with dragons I won t spoil it by saying , just that it s original and delightful this coming from someone who s been known to get a mite bored by dragons in fantasy.I would easily recommend this to anyone who enjoys fantasy, but also to people who enjoy great stories told wonderfully well As many non fantasy readers loved Harry Potter, they would also love this book

  4. Danica says:

    Okay Wow Let s back the hell up here How is this so highly rated Are those genre establishment reviewers who re thrashing about in paroxysms of fawning five star NEXT BIG THING OMG joy wearing blinders or just so used to mediocre fantasy that this book actually comes across looking good in comparison Why do these high fantasy disappointments keep on keeping on Whose brilliant idea was it to throw around the GRRM and Harry Potter comparisons, thereby actually getting me to waste my pennies Okay Wow Let s back the hell up here How is this so highly rated Are those genre establishment reviewers who re thrashing about in paroxysms of fawning five star NEXT BIG THING OMG joy wearing blinders or just so used to mediocre fantasy that this book actually comes across looking good in comparison Why do these high fantasy disappointments keep on keeping on Whose brilliant idea was it to throw around the GRRM and Harry Potter comparisons, thereby actually getting me to waste my pennies on this book when the money could ve been better spent, I dunno, on some new dish sponges or perhaps bundled together into a lump sum donation to the Feminist Fantasy Writer Foundation And for God s sake, why do male fantasy writers always write about do everything, know it all male heroes who vanquish dragons, defeat their conniving rivals, strangle angels, and literally walk through fires carrying weeping females over their shoulders like sacks of potatoes HE WALKS THROUGH A FIRE GUYS WITH A GIRL SLUNG OVER HIS SHOULDERS LIKE JESUS CHRIST OR SOMETHING AKJGALGJLSJLAG W.T.F.For one, the protagonist is an insufferable little shit He s the best musician, the best dueler, the best test taker, the fastest learner, the snarkiest snarker, and the best actor Plus he s got the greenest eyes too And an encyclopedic knowledge of everything there is to know, ever And a tragic past His one handicap is that he s dirt poor, but hey That s okay, because he s so awesome it hardly matters Well, to be hair, it is a fairly severe handicap But that doesn t make up for his infuriating lack of weakness in basically every other area of his life To echo an earlier review, I really was waiting for someone to hip check this guy into a mud bog Or a moat full of voracious alligators Yay, the end To be sure, Rothfuss is very self conscious about his story making I lost count of the number of times he wrote, If this were a story, Kvothe would be serenading Denna on his magical lute with a red rose clenched between his teeth But it s not, which is why he s blushing and stammering but still, amazingly, Getting the Girl And the language Okay What I understand this is fantasy, so it s gotta have the ponderous, stentorian, And Twas it Was that Haldorian Son of Keoth Arbalith Returned to the Great Stone Tower of Gothalas to embrace his weeping elven bride Tolkien vibe, and that Rothfuss was a substitute high school teacher all his life and didn t graduate from the much touted Iowa workshop with an awesome literary degree of MFA awesomeness, but jesus, put a cap on it, please Like, the cheapass cliff hangers that end one chapter only to resolve in the very next paragraph And this following paragraph, which I especially earmarked out of boggle eyed feelings of what the fuckery Deoch, my heart is made of stronger stuff than glass When she strikes she ll find it strong as iron bound brass, or gold and adamant together mixed Don t think I am unaware, some startled deer to stand transfixed by hunter s horns It s she who should take care, for when she strikes, my heart will make a sound to beautiful and bright that it can t help but bring her back to me in winged flight A moment of wondering silence for how this drivel actually managed to avoid excision via enraged editor.Not to go on an embittered, long winded rant or anything too late for that , but this book represents pretty much everything I hate about high fantasy There s the utter paucity of strong female characters The cardboard villainy of the baddies The lack of real dimension besides character typeness The never ending leveling up of powers The protagonist who can do no wrong The frankly boring, and sometimes hair raisingly clich d, use of language Also, the lack of females You know what this book makes me want to do Smash the patriarchy Oh my god I think this guy needs to sit at the feet of Joss Whedon or George R.R Martin and learn something worthwhile

  5. Mark Lawrence says:

    I ll give this 5 with no begrudging I m pretty easy with my 5 , they re not reserved for the best book I ve ever read, just very good books I thought The Name of the Wind was very good I read it in what for me was a very short span of time it had thatish quality that best sellers need.Can I see what makes this the single best selling epic fantasy for a generation apart from George Martin s series No Excepting that perhaps the lesson is that to be head and shoulders above your I ll give this 5 with no begrudging I m pretty easy with my 5 , they re not reserved for the best book I ve ever read, just very good books I thought The Name of the Wind was very good I read it in what for me was a very short span of time it had thatish quality that best sellers need.Can I see what makes this the single best selling epic fantasy for a generation apart from George Martin s series No Excepting that perhaps the lesson is that to be head and shoulders above your competition in sales all you need is to be better by a nose after that the non linear dynamics of the market take over and elevate you to godhood.I loved the writing, and that s very important to me Rothfuss often treads the thin line between prose and poetry, and fortunately it s excellent poetry that he brushes up against The quality of the writing breathes magic into even fairly ordinary scenes, and makes some of the important ones extraordinary.The story itself is mostly compelling It uses the reverse of the device I saw recently in Blood Song of a framing story that s not in the first person, delivering up a first person narrative Our hero, Kvothe has bags of attitude and is a total genius at everything To balance out his all power we have his poverty, bad luck, tendency to dig himself into a hole, and his powerful enemies Kvothe s real powerful enemy sits in the background as a motivator presumably story for books 2 3 while his school boy adversary at the university fills in for bad guy for most of the book.Like Blood Song, and many other really successful books, TNOTW is at its core a school story Harry Potter, Wizard of Earthsea etc all feature magic schools, for Blood Song and Enders Game it was a battle school, but the point is that the schools lessons masters combo sells bucket loads if you write it really well and plumb it into a compelling larger picture.With magic the school system also provides a painless way of educating your readers in the magic system you have by virtue of it being delivered through formal education elected to use.Was there anything wrong with it For me the whole and then I broke another string and I was very hungry and dirty in Tarbean sections were rather slow and lengthy I understand their role in the story but they felt overplayed And at the end the whole business with the draccus felt tangential and diluted the endgame for me But no, nothing of great significance.A final observation throughout the book we like Kvothe are constantly aware of money Kvothe s poverty is a driver and source of tension He is constantly coming into money, losing it, incurring costs We almost know the contents of his purse at any time and the price of all his needs To me this was very reminiscent of Dostoyevsky s work and to a lesser extent, Dickens where a similar focus on the number of coins in our character s pocket is maintained and the need to cover their expenses drives much of the story.In short though, given the impossible level of expectation built up by years of hearing how incredible this book is the text made a very good attempt to live up to its reputation Join my 3 emails a year newsletter prizes

  6. Rob says:

    I have no interest in imagining I m someone who is stronger, deadlier, smarter, sexier, etc than myself a famed hero in a milqtoast world little different from modern North America I read fantasy to immerse myself in strange worlds ripe with danger and conflict To uncork primal wonders And there is none of that in Rothfuss book His world is about as strange and dangerous as a mashed potato sandwich His protagonist is comically overblown wish fullfillment for people who weren t popular i I have no interest in imagining I m someone who is stronger, deadlier, smarter, sexier, etc than myself a famed hero in a milqtoast world little different from modern North America I read fantasy to immerse myself in strange worlds ripe with danger and conflict To uncork primal wonders And there is none of that in Rothfuss book His world is about as strange and dangerous as a mashed potato sandwich His protagonist is comically overblown wish fullfillment for people who weren t popular in college I m absolutely mystified that this novel is so highly regarded by so many.I welcome fans of the book to explain its appeal Specifically Writing quality I found the quality of the prose very poor Cliches abound, the author tells rather than shows, and the language is neither poetic nor elegant So for those who find the writing quality high, I d like to hear some examples of writing they feel is poor quality Content I have no interest in wish fullfilment in fiction So what other content does this novel offer me as a reader Is there something in the plot or setting that makes this novel stand out to you as exceptional

  7. Patrick says:

    I kinda liked this book But my opinion on the matter probably shouldn t be trusted.

  8. jessica says:

    a review of three parts it was night again the keys of a laptop lay in wait to create a review, and it was a review of three parts.the most obvious part was a full, echoing story, made by the letters that were written on a page if the words came to life it would have done so in the form of a young man name kvothe, eager to know the answers to lifes greatest questions, thirsty for any knowledge he could get his hands on if the story wa a review of three parts it was night again the keys of a laptop lay in wait to create a review, and it was a review of three parts.the most obvious part was a full, echoing story, made by the letters that were written on a page if the words came to life it would have done so in the form of a young man name kvothe, eager to know the answers to lifes greatest questions, thirsty for any knowledge he could get his hands on if the story was written in music, it would have been composed to the sweet melody of a lute, strings plucked by gentle, but sure, fingers if the book had the power to transport, you would find yourself in a world of magic, university lessons, travelling troupes, and dragons in fact, the book contained all of these, and so the review grew on goodreads, hundreds of people shared their own opinions they posted with quiet determination, avoiding serious spoilers of troubling plots in doing this they added a small, quiet part to the larger, fuller one it made an alloy of sorts, a counterpoint the third part was not an easy thing to notice if you waited for an hour, you might begin to feel it the smoothness of the cover beneath your hands and the rough, crisp turn of each page it was the weight of knowing that the person you were before reading this book became someone new and improved at the end of it it was the slow back and forth of trying to remember any semblance of life you had before this story became intwined into the very fabric of your being and it was in the hands of the girl who sat on her bed, tapping away at the black keys under her fingers that gleamed in the soft glow of the laptop screen the girl had true brown hair, brown as a mouse her eyes were alight and focused, and she typed with the subtle certainty that comes from reviewing many books the laptop was hers, just as the third part was hers this was appropriate, as it was the greatest part of the three, wrapping the others inside itself it was deep and wide as autumns ending it was heavy as a great river smooth stone it was the patient, cut flower sound of a girl in love with a story 5 stars

  9. Virginia Ronan ♥ Herondale ♥ says:

    Words are pale shadows of forgotten names As names have power, words have power Words can light fires in the minds of men Words can wring tears from the hardest hearts There are seven words that will make a person love you There are ten words that will break a strong man s will But a word is nothing but a painting of a fire A name is the fire itself Okay, there are books andthen there are BOOKS I guess this said it actually doesn t take a lot to figure that The Name of the WindWords are pale shadows of forgotten names As names have power, words have power Words can light fires in the minds of men Words can wring tears from the hardest hearts There are seven words that will make a person love you There are ten words that will break a strong man s will But a word is nothing but a painting of a fire A name is the fire itself Okay, there are books andthen there are BOOKS I guess this said it actually doesn t take a lot to figure that The Name of the Wind definitely was one of those books that falls into the latter category This was such a wonderful and perfect read So compelling and lovely It captivated me from the very first page and with each and every single line it grew evenon me I fell in love with this masterpiece and I swear I love it so much now that I didn t even want to return it to the library Every fibre of my being ached at the mere thought of giving it back and the reluctance I felt when I handed it back to the librarian was almost overwhelming _Needless to say, I had to give it back though Also needless to say, I immediately went toand bought myself my own copy LOL So yeah, I finally broke my book buying ban but seriously, I need to possess this book I guess I ll just pass it off as a birthday present to myself P Really, I had no other choice than to buy it, my life definitely wouldn t be complete without this book in my shelf XD Yes, it s that dramatic If you ever read it you ll hopefully understand what I mean lol I m sure by now you all wonder what made this book so special for me and I decided to break my usual review routine to give you the answers you re searching for Yes, you read right Plural Answers Because there are so many damn good reasons to read this book I just can t name only one XDSo here we go Let s find out how many reasons I m able to come up with lol I m pretty curious myself 1 The marvellous and brilliant execution of the narration We have two different time and story lines and the way they are interwoven with each other is just amazing One plotline deals with Kvothe s youth and his time at the University while the other one describes his current life Patrick you get kudos for pulling this off so nicely P2 The endless wisdom of this book Everyone who knows me knows I m a sucker for quotes and oh boy did this book deliver 333 I AM COMPLETELY AND UTTERLY IN LOVE with Patrick s wisdom and his unique way with words I m so besotted with it, it s almost scaryEtiquette is a set of rules people use so they can be rude to each other in public Nothing but the truth could break me What is harder than the truth You re clever We both know that But you can be thoughtless A clever, thoughtless person is one of the most terrifying things there is We understand how dangerous a mask can be We all become what we pretend to be 3 The magic system I loved the idea and how it was described You need a lot of basic and deeper knowledge to be able to do magic in this book and I think it s fascinating how everything is connected somehow Alone the use of Sympathy was already so complex it was almost a whole science of its own and I really have no idea how they were even able to do something like that I might have gotten accepted into Hogwarts, but I m fairly certain I d have never made it into the University LOL 4 The way music and stories are such an integral part of The Name of the Wind Is Patrick a musician himself I can t help but wonder, because he sooo nailed our representation I swear I never felt so understood It s like he knows what moves us and what makes us tick Just wonderful 333 view spoiler I always died a slow death whenever someone broke Kvothe s lute T_T At first the one from his father and then the one he bought in the shop Gosh, it was always so painful when he was robbed of his music My heart bled so much for him and it quite literally hurt my artistic soul Urgh Pat can we keep from crushing music instruments in the next book Please making huge puppy eyes hide spoilerYou have to be a bit of a liar to tell a story the right way Too much truth confuses the facts Too much honesty makes you sound insincere Asking to hold a musician s instrument is roughly similar to asking to kiss a man s wife Nonmusicians don t understand An instrument is like a companion and a lover I headed back to the University with money in my purse and the comforting weight of the lute strap hanging from my shoulder It was secondhand, ugly, and had cost me dearly in money, blood, and peace of mind I loved it like a child, like breathing, like my own right hand 5 I m all about interesting side characters and to say there were plenty of them would most definitely be an understatement From Trapis to Auri and Sim Wilem to the staff of the Eolian or Devi They were all so damn intriguing I want to seeof them and I want to know their backstories and how they ended up doing what they do XD6 Kvothe s unwavering dedication to knowledge and books And his so very very relatable curiosity lol I swear there wasthan one moment I was like DAMN THIS IS SO ME XD PLUS the ARCANUM Who wouldn t be in love with such a place sighs dreamilyIt probably shows a perverse element of my personality that even though I was finally inside the Archives, surrounded by endless secrets, that I was drawn to the one locked door I had found Perhaps it is human nature to seek out hidden things Perhaps it is simply my nature 7 The captivating world building and engrossing depiction Everything felt so realistic and plausible and even though the book had no epic fight scenes and no heavy drama it was still so very suspenseful and moving Patrick Rothfuss is such a talented storyteller and there was never a dull moment throughout the entire book It was such a delight to read his words and I respect the hell out of this man 3 8 Last but not least The main characters This is the moment I warn you about the spoilers in my review There will be plenty of them and if you don t want to read them you better leave this page without scrolling down Don t say I didn t warn you XDTo make a point I m even giving you the chance to leave NOW P KvotheI am a myth, Kote said easily, making an extravagant gesture A very special kind of myth that creates itself The best lies about me are the ones I told Kvothe, Kvothe, oh Kvothe Why did no one warn me about this wonderful and broken boy There are so many things that make him my kryptonite it s not even funny any lol He has red hair and green eyes Oh my, I m such a sucker for red heads Haha And the sass Oh boy, I love his sass and his mouth and everything he says and does If he d been a real man I d be swooning whenever I see him I swear XD He s the right mixture of everything Funny, sassy af scratch that he s the King of Sass , intelligent, not black nor white if anything he s completely grey , calculating, stubborn, arrogant and so very very broken on the inside In short I was a goner the moment he was mentioned lol I can t help but love this boy, I mean he learned a language in a day and a half, he held a lecture in front of his class because Master Hemme dared him to and he succeeded which unfortunately only gained him a whipping Damn Master Hemme, I hate him Jeez Kvothe always acted so strong but deep down within him he was such a broken thing It broke my heart when his parents died and the years he lived at the streets of Tarbean only shattered it evenI hate it that everyone only seems to want to hurt him and whenever something good happened, something bad immediately followed on its feet URGH My poor Kvothe, his struggle with his poverty was so heart breaking and I hate Ambrose for everything he did I hate him with a fierce passion I genuinely hope he goes to hell I really don t know if I m ready to see Kvothe suffer evenbut considering his current condition, it s clear that something bad must have happened to cause him to lead an inn sigh I m almost afraid to read the next book lol Pat can you please not hurt him No Okay, I ll read your book anyway HahaI jerked away from her, almost falling No I meant to shout but it came out as a weak croak, Don t touch me My voice was shaking, though I couldn t tell if I was angry or afraid I staggered away against the wall My voice was blurry in my ears I ll be fineI gave him a hard look If I pass out you may do whatever you wish I said firmly Until then, I will not be tied People probably are distracted by your hair It s so bright It s pretty Pretty distracting And your face is really expressive You re always in control of it, even the way your eyes behave But not the color She gave a faint smile They re pale now Like green frost You must be terribly afraid I needed to let them know they couldn t hurt me I ve learned that the best way to stay safe is to make your enemies think you can t be hurt It sounded ugly to say it so starkly, but it was the truth I looked at him defiantly.Kote looked up, and for a second Chronicler saw past the anger that lay glittering on the surface of his eyes For a moment he saw the pain underneath, raw and bloody, like a wound too deep for healing DennaNo matter where she stood, she was in the center of the room Kvothe frowned Do not misunderstand She was not loud, or vain We stare at a fire because it flickers, because it glows The light is what catches our eyes, but what makes a man lean close to a fire has nothing to do with its bright shape What draws you to a fire is the warmth you feel when you come near The same was true of Denna To be entirely honest, I still don t know how I feel about her At first I was afraid she might only play with Kvothe and I guess to some extent she did, but theI got to know her, theI realised that she can t really help it She obviously likes him a lot but there are so many things that make it impossible to have a relationship with him and she constantly seems to be drawn to other men Men that havemoney than him, men that can provide for her It would be too easy to say that she could stop it to be with him, because let s be realistic and face it, they both would end up living on the streets My initial distrust for Denna definitely turned into pity the longer the story continued and I really hope she ll find a rich sponsor soon Her life seems to be tough and I really want to know what happened to hurt her so much I hope the next book will answer this questionThere were tears once or twice But they were not for the men she had lost or the men she had left They were quiet tears for herself, because there was something inside her that was badly hurt I couldn t tell what it was and didn t dare to ask Instead I simply said what I could to take the pain away and helped her shut her eyes against the world.BastAnd I swear by the night sky and the ever moving moon if you lead my master to despair, I will slit you open and splash around like a child in a muddy puddle I ll string a fiddle with your guts and make you play it while I dance Haha Yeah, Bast definitely is Kvothe s student lol I love that guy He s not an all too huge part of the book and only appears in the time line when Kvothe tells Chronicler about his past but it s obvious that he cares about his master deeply There seems to be a dark side to Bast but everyone who knows me, also knows that this only makes him evenappealing to me P I want to find out how they both got to know each other and how it is possible that Kvothe who s so much younger than Bast ended up being his master lol Bast has a special place in my heart and I can t wait to find outabout what truly moves him PYou are not wise enough to fear me as I should be feared You do not know the first note of the music that moves meThe question seemed to catch Bast unprepared He stood still and awkward for a moment, all his fluid grace gone For a moment it looked as if he might burst into tears What do I want I just want my Reshi back His voice was quiet and lost I want him back the way he was Soo that were eight reasons.Are you already convinced or do you still need another one 9 There aren t many books I d take and throw at a person with the words READ IT READ IT NOW but The Name of the Wind definitely is one of those rare books It s one of those BOOKS So read it Read it now lol My conclusion The Name of the Wind is a masterpiece and Patrick Rothfuss is a freaking genius Don t let the 722 pages keep you from reading this awesome book because if you like amazing tales with a lot of details and intriguing characters this definitely will give you everything you ve been craving for XD I highly recommend you to read this book and once you ve actually managed to open it, the pages turn so fast someone might even consider it to be Well, dare I say it Magic P

  10. Melanie says:

    1 The Name of the Wind 2 The Wise Man s Fear 2.4 The Lightning Tree 2.5 The Slow Regard of Silent Things 3 Doors of Stone n a 2020 This was everything that I needed this month There was so much that I had forgotten, and so much foreshadowing that I m so excited for This truly just made me feel so whole and reminded me why I m in love with books and reading and stories that make you feel every emotion known to humans Such a masterpiece, even after all this time and 1 The Name of the Wind 2 The Wise Man s Fear 2.4 The Lightning Tree 2.5 The Slow Regard of Silent Things 3 Doors of Stone n a 2020 This was everything that I needed this month There was so much that I had forgotten, and so much foreshadowing that I m so excited for This truly just made me feel so whole and reminded me why I m in love with books and reading and stories that make you feel every emotion known to humans Such a masterpiece, even after all this time and all these years 2015 I always feel like when I write a review for a five star book I m not doing the book justice It s easy for me to write what worked or what didn t work, but it s hard for me to describe magic The book even touches on this and how it s impossible to describe some things It would be easier for me just to call this book blue fantastic and move on.But where is the fun in that So I ll try and probably do a mediocre attempt of explaining why the biggest regret I ve made in my literary life is not reading this book soonerWords are pale shadows of forgotten names As names have power, words have power Words can light fires in the minds of men Words can wring tears from the hardest hearts The Name of the Wind has been on my to read list forever, but what made me push it to the top was that I ve been watching Pat stream Fallout 4 for a charity he runs, Worldbuilders which I cannot stress enough how wonderful this cause is and how you should check it out I always have some stream running in the background when I m home and I figured I d give him a chance, but I didn t expect to completely fall in love with his personality Seriously, the man hascharisma than any of the Twitch streamers out there He s very entertaining, passionate about this charity, books, and his post apocalyptic city , and a natural born storyteller much like Kvothe I liked Mr Rothfuss so much that I knew I had to read his book immediately and, to know surprise, it completely enthralled me In fact, it s the best fantasy book I ve ever read The story starts in The Waystone Inn, in Neware The owner, Kvothe Kote, is going to tell his life s story to a scribe named Chronicler after the town has had a couple run ins with demons I know the sound of an innkeeper telling a story of his past in his inn sounds a little clich , but the story itself is so unique and good you will soon forget this is a tale being told from an inn at all.Kvothe is a very gifted child and picks up everything he does with ease His family s troupe traveling performance artists is one of the best in the world Therefore, Kvothe has dipped in many different pools to excel at His family accepts an arcanist named Abenthy Ben into their troupe and Kvothe soon finds a new best friend in him He teaches Kvothe many different abilities, most including tricks with his mind He also teaches himabout the world and a place called The University, which could help shape Kvothe s very gifted mind unfortunately, Ben leaves the troupe to settle down and Kvothe, his wonderful parents, and all the other performers move on with their travels Disaster strikes and poor Kvothe soon learns the meaning of really being alone His talented father is obsessed with writing a song about The Chandrian, who are a group of seven known in myth and folklore as bad or evil Many people in this world fear different things, but everyone throughout Termerant fears The Chandrian Soon, Kvothe understands whyMy parents danced together, her head on his chest Both had their eyes closed They seemed so perfectly content If you can find someone like that, someone who you can hold and close your eyes to the world with, then you re lucky Even if it only lasts for a minute or a day The rest is Kvothe s journey and what has made him become the man he is today, in The Waystone Inn, telling his story I really don t want to say much , I just hope I ve swayed you into giving this series a shot if you were like me and haven t done so yet The story is fantastic, the writing is amazing, and if you have a heart the main character will capture it Oh, and the goose bumps I got when reading the epilogue and blissfully being connected to the very beginning for a full circle I don t really have words, just a whole lot of feelings that I m not sure what to do with I cannot wait to start The Wise Man s Fear after reading this first masterpieceGo out in the early days of winter, after the first cold snap of the season Find a pool of water with a sheet of ice across the top, still fresh and new and clear as glass Near the shore the ice will hold you Slide out farther Farther Eventually you ll find the place where the surface just barely bears your weight There you will feel what I felt The ice splinters under your feet Look down and you can see the white cracks darting through the ice like mad, elaborate spiderwebs It is perfectly silent, but you can feel the sudden sharp vibrations through the bottoms of your feet That is what happened when Denna smiled at me Blog Twitter Tumblr Instagram Youtube Twitch