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Patrick Rothfuss The Name of the Wind

Every high fantasy lover, do yourself a favor. READ THIS BOOK!
It is easily the best fantasy book I've read this decade.
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Re: Patrick Rothfuss The Name of the Wind

TiggerBear,
 
I have got the book but it keeps getting push down my TBR pile but hopefully I will get to it pretty soon.
 
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Re: Patrick Rothfuss The Name of the Wind

That book looks weird, but then again i'm not really into magic and wizard stuff.
 
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Re: Patrick Rothfuss The Name of the Wind

I'll second TiggerBear. This was easily one of the best books I've read this year. I actually got it for free, and I liked it so much I bought a paperback copy so that the author got credit for a sale.
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Re: Patrick Rothfuss The Name of the Wind

Yippee!! It's on my "need to buy" list!! I read the first 20 pages standing in the stacks!
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Re: Patrick Rothfuss The Name of the Wind

This was one of my top ten favorite books of 2007! Patrick Rothfuss is an English teacher that is a gamer and writes a really good blog. I have been following this blog since I found the book at the library last year. It is his first book and he is really blown away by the response to it. Here is the link: /www.patrickrothfuss.com/blog/blog.html Never tried to put a link in a message here so I hope it works! :smileytongue: Kristine
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Re: Patrick Rothfuss The Name of the Wind

Since it popping up more often in conversation.

 

(cough) *BUMP*

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All I can say about Patrick Rothfuss is: brilliant. Really brilliant. Sheer freakin' genius, as a matter of fact.
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Ah, nice timing. 

 

From hearing folks raving about this book I ordered it from the library and it is about two down on my to be read list.  It is sitting upstairs.  Maybe I will push it up in front of Mistborn.  

 

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Re: Patrick Rothfuss The Name of the Wind


lilithesquee wrote:

Ah, nice timing. 

 

From hearing folks raving about this book I ordered it from the library and it is about two down on my to be read list.  It is sitting upstairs.  Maybe I will push it up in front of Mistborn.  

 

Lily 


You're in a total win-win situation. I'd go with Wind first the read all three Mistborns in succession. You've got some good reading ahead of you. Enjoy!
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lilithesquee wrote:

Ah, nice timing. 

 

From hearing folks raving about this book I ordered it from the library and it is about two down on my to be read list.  It is sitting upstairs.  Maybe I will push it up in front of Mistborn.  

 

Lily 


Oh yeah definately move it up.

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Re: Patrick Rothfuss The Name of the Wind

OK.  Sounds like a plan. 

 

I am almost done with Hunters Prayer, next up The Name of the Wind, then Mist born and sequels.  I hope I don't get any flour on the books while I'm cooking. :smileysurprised:

 

Lily


TiggerBear wrote:

lilithesquee wrote:

Ah, nice timing. 

 

From hearing folks raving about this book I ordered it from the library and it is about two down on my to be read list.  It is sitting upstairs.  Maybe I will push it up in front of Mistborn.  

 

Lily 


Oh yeah definitely move it up.


 

 

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Re: Patrick Rothfuss The Name of the Wind

I'm not into typical fantasy myself, but I did like "The Name of the Wind".  I really liked how the magic was treated like science.  It wasn't one of those dungeons and dragons epic fantasies.  It was very well-done and very engaging.  There's a sequel coming out in 2009, but "The Name of the Wind" does hold its own without one.
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Re: Patrick Rothfuss The Name of the Wind

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Sandikal wrote: 
  There's a sequel coming out in 2009, but "The Name of the Wind" does hold its own without one.

?? Name of the Wind is only one-third of the story. How does it stand alone?

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It works because the bulk of the story is Kovthe talking about his life.  It's one night of story telling and it ends at a logical point in Kovthe's story, even if it doesn't answer every question.  It leaves you wanting more, but there aren't any major cliff hangers.  There is the knowledge that something bigger is to come, but it's okay to wait for it. 
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Re: Patrick Rothfuss The Name of the Wind

In other words; where you understand that it only part of a long story, you don't feel as if you're missing something.
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Re: Patrick Rothfuss The Name of the Wind

Exactly.
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Re: Patrick Rothfuss The Name of the Wind

*bump*
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Re: Patrick Rothfuss The Name of the Wind

Whoops, I posted my comment on this book under what are you reading.  I am going to repost it here.  Sorry if this is a double read for you. 

 

The Name of the Wind

 
 

I finished off this book last night and really enjoyed it.  I found it slow starting.  You could see the artistry of the story through literary elements such as the three silences.  Noting the writing style is a two edged sword to me.  First I appreciate it-- like a poem.  But it can distract my ADD brain.  I need to be pulled into the story or artistry isn't ’t enough for me.   But once this story got going the artistry blended into the story itself and I was so hooked.  I found this book to be lyrical-- sort of like De Lint, and exciting.   My greatest praise for a book is to say I saw the book unfold in my mind.  This book Unfolded.  Kvetch and Deena and Bast and all the characters breathed, and so did the magic. 

Wonderful. 

Now I am on to my hefty TBR pile.  Next up: Ghost Radio (Gout), Mistborn 1 (Sanderson), Every Last Drop (Huston),  and Shaman’s Crossing (Hobb). 

 

Lily   

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Re: Patrick Rothfuss The Name of the Wind

YEAH!

 

finally....

 

so is anyone else absolutely DYING to read the second book? This was the most surprising read I have experienced in a long time, and now I am completely hooked. Is there a specific date for the release yet?

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