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The Name of the Wind [KINDLE] ❃ The Name of the Wind ❧ Patrick Rothfuss – Told in Kvothe's own voice this is the tale of the magically gifted young man who grows to be the most notorious wizard his world has ever seen The intimate narrative of his childhood in a troupe of t Told in Kvothe's own of the PDF/EPUB å voice this is the tale of the magically gifted young man who grows to be the most notorious wizard his world has ever seen The intimate narrative of his childhood in a troupe of traveling players his years spent as a near feral orphan in a crime ridden city his daringly brazen yet successful bid to enter a legendary school of magic and his life as a fugitive after the murder of a king form a The Name Kindle - gripping coming of age story unrivaled in recent literature A high action story written with a poet's hand The Name of the Wind is a masterpiece that will transport readers into the body and mind of a wizard.

  • Hardcover
  • 662 pages
  • The Name of the Wind
  • Patrick Rothfuss
  • English
  • 23 June 2014
  • 9780756404079

About the Author: Patrick Rothfuss

It all began when of the PDF/EPUB å Pat Rothfuss was born to a marvelous set of parents Throughout his formative years they encouraged him to do his best gave him good advice and were no doubt appropriately dismayed when he failed to live up to his full potentialIn high school Pat was something of a class clown His hobbies included reading a novel or two a day and giving relationship advice to all his friends.

10 thoughts on “The Name of the Wind

  1. Ian 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 449 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 awfulMr 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 fiancé 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 friendsIn 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 euivalent 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 bookMost 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 onFOOTNOTEThere 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 aka 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 thatEND 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 firstLet 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 uite 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 frustratingPerhaps the author saw his story as being so epic andor 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 dynamicjuxtaposition 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 unreliableNow 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 uite uotable 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 ualities were not sufficient to demand my continued attentionMany 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 uestion 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 techniue 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 never so 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 itEND 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 been appropriate 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 are powerful 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 analogyI also have a much fundamental underlying problem with the entire storyline That is the uality 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 eual 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 or You'd think with all that time to contemplate and mull over his book he could come up with something interesting than ironically The Most Interesting Man in the World

  2. Petrik 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 bookIn 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 want “It'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 story” Picture 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 othersIs 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 seuences which means you’ll be seeing the first person POV often 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 year “When 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 behind” We 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 even intriguing However I have to say no it's not the incredibly well written characters that dazzled the most to meIs 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 uniue 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 buildingWhat 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 actionIt's music the part that captivated me than anything else in the book was its depiction of music “Music 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 needed” There’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 uality 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 novelPicture 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 itHow 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 unuestionably 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 uotable 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 did “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” It’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 resultBy 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 became than 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 storyPicture 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) 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 masterpieceKvothe pronounced like uothe 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 uick intelligence and training he moves uickly up the ranks of the universityThere 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 love than 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 RR 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 uiet 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 uniue 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 learnAs 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 even The 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 and and 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 himThe 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 storyLikewise 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's a 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 storyOne 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 fantasyI 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 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 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 vanuish 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 WTFFor 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 endTo 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 flightA moment of wondering silence for how this drivel actually managed to avoid excision via enraged editorNot 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 clichéd 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 RR Martin and learn something worthwhile

  5. Mark Lawrence 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 that ' ish' uality that best sellers needCan 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 godhoodI 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 uality of the writing breathes magic into even fairly ordinary scenes and makes some of the important ones extraordinaryThe 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 bookLike 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 pictureWith 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 useWas 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 significanceA 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 storyIn 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. Emily (Books with Emily Fox) Emily (Books with Emily Fox) says:

    It's a well known fact that I will read pretty much any book with a magical school but so is the fact that I don't like waiting for the next book in a seriesWith that said 2020 has been such a shit year I decided to tackle a bunch of the books I expected to give 5 star to including this one even though book 3 well it might never comeThe book had a lot of potential and I did mostly enjoy it Interesting magic system overall intriguing characters and a mystery to figure outThe reviews I had heard had mentioned that the main character was insufferable and although my mind might change after reading book 2 so far I'm seeing it as his older self thinking he used to be that wayI didn't care for the love interest one bit but what else is new Also didn't care too much for the adventure towards the end but I will be continuing the series ASAP

  7. Rob 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 miltoast 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 manyI welcome fans of the book to explain its appeal Specifically Writing uality I found the uality 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 uality high I'd like to hear some examples of writing they feel is poor uality 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?

  8. Patrick Patrick says:

    I kinda liked this book But my opinion on the matter probably shouldn't be trusted

  9. jessica 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 partsthe 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 uestions 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 uiet determination avoiding serious spoilers of troubling plots in doing this they added a small uiet 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

  10. Virginia Ronan ♥ Herondale ♥ 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 Wind” definitely was one of those books that falls into the latter category ; This was such a wonderful and perfect read So compelling and lovelyIt captivated me from the very first page and with each and every single line it grew even on 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 to and bought myself my own copy LOLSo 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 lolI’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 uotes and oh boy did this book deliver 333 I AM COMPLETELY AND UTTERLY IN LOVE with Patrick’s wisdom and his uniue way with words I’m so besotted with it it’s almost scary ”Etiuette 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 LOL4 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 spoilerI always died a slow death whenever someone broke Kvothe’s lute TT 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 uite literally hurt my artistic soul Urgh Pat can we keep from crushing music instruments in the next book? Please? making huge puppy eyes hide spoiler

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