The Name of the Wind

Status: Bookseller Picks


If you value your sleep and free time, do not read this book.


If you start this book, you will not be able to put it down.


You will find yourself totally immersed in the unique world Patrick Rothfuss has created. Kvothe is such an instantly likeable character you will immediately be emotionally attached to his plight. Getting to know this mysterious character and his origins, in his own words, on his terms, is entertaining to say the least. This is a great novel to get lost in. From first meeting Kvothe, to his parents and their traveling troupe of performers, to his burgeoning education with Abenthy. From  his life living on the rough streets with a knack for putting himself into the sights of danger, to his determination to get into the University and continue his knack for keeping himself in the sights of trouble and danger. From his first meeting with the girl of his dreams to burning down a town. Rothfuss has created a complete world that will envelope you, and leave you craving more.


When Kvothe begins his tale , he says he needs three full days to tell it properly. The 672 pages here are only day one. Which leads us to the second problem, waiting for the next installments of the series.

by Lady_Jane42 on ‎06-14-2009 05:27 PM
You are right I didn't get any sleep while reading this book.  I can't wait for Day 2!
by on ‎06-14-2009 06:40 PM

I've been raving about this book to anyone who will listen. If you like high fantasy, YOU HAVE TO READ THIS! Hands down the best one I've read in a decade.


by dangermouse on ‎08-07-2009 07:00 PM

Great fantasy epic.  A good read if you need something between the George R.R. Martin's "Game of Thrones" series.

by B&N Bookseller John-Oliver on ‎08-19-2009 07:08 PM
I keep on hearing about this book from friends and colleagues.  This is definitely a great book to pick up.  It's on my to-be-read shelf.
by B&N Bookseller Jess-M on ‎08-20-2009 07:46 PM
I am generally not a huge science fiction fan, but another bookseller told me I would not be disappointed. I LOVED IT!  I couldn't put it down and then couldn't stop telling others about it.  I recommend it to people that are looking for something to read after they have finished Follett's Pillars of the Earth. Jess M. SM 2746

Since 1997, you’ve been coming to to discuss everything from Stephen King to writing to Harry Potter. You’ve made our site more than a place to discover your next book: you’ve made it a community. But like all things internet, is growing and changing. We've said goodbye to our community message boards—but that doesn’t mean we won’t still be a place for adventurous readers to connect and discover.

Now, you can explore the most exciting new titles (and remember the classics) at the Barnes & Noble Book Blog. Check out conversations with authors like Jeff VanderMeer and Gary Shteyngart at the B&N Review, and browse write-ups of the best in literary fiction. Come to our Facebook page to weigh in on what it means to be a book nerd. Browse digital deals on the NOOK blog, tweet about books with us,or self-publish your latest novella with NOOK Press. And for those of you looking for support for your NOOK, the NOOK Support Forums will still be here.

We will continue to provide you with books that make you turn pages well past midnight, discover new worlds, and reunite with old friends. And we hope that you’ll continue to tell us how you’re doing, what you’re reading, and what books mean to you.

Message Statuses
Top Kudoed Authors