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Patrick Rothfuss

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It all began when 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 potential.

In 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 of his female friends despite the fact that he had never so much as kissed a girl. He also role-played and wrote terrible stories about elves. He was pretty much a geek.

Most of Pat's adult life has been spent in the University Wisconsin Stevens Point. In 1991 he started college in order to pursue a career in chemical engineering, then he considered clinical ps...more


So this week begins the pure madness of my convention season.


Amanda and I did the math a few days ago and realized that between now and mid-September, I’m only home for15 days. And those days are not all in a row.


First on the docket is…



San Diego Comic Con



I’ve made a habit of SDCC for years now, but this year I’m trying something a little different.


Because I hate being away from my family for la...

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“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.”
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“The fish trap exists because of the fish. Once you've gotten the fish you can forget the trap. The rabbit snare exists because of the rabbit. Once you've gotten the rabbit, you can forget the snare. Words exist because of meaning. Once you've gotten the meaning, you can forget the words. Where can I find a man who has forgotten words so I can talk with him?”
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message 117: by Emberyn

Emberyn Hey there! I gave you a little shout out. :3 http://campnanowrimo.org/campers/emberyn


message 116: by Dan

Dan Voyce Hey Pat - Just wondering if you have read Baxter & Pratchett's - The Long Earth? I'm a huge fan of your books (oh and your reviews!!) and I count this as one of my favourites (and one of the few books I have read twice in quick succession) - plus it is based around your home town of Madison.
It doesn't seem to have a great rating on here - it is fairly Sci-fi compared to the usual Pratchett fantasy but I would be interested in hearing your review on it :)


message 115: by Aloy

Aloy Fantasy of S.King being the Dark Tower. :)


message 114: by Aloy

Aloy Hey Pat. You are ( for me ) with Stephen King and George RR Martin now. The Gods of Fantasy.


message 113: by Roshio

Roshio This is so cool!! Didn't realise we can just leave comments! I love your plots and writing but most importantly I love Kvothe. So would you please stop making his life suck. Thank you.


message 112: by Ambrosia

Ambrosia As my husband's been known to comment while watching Downton Abbey: "Oooo. Sick Gentlemanly Burn!"


message 111: by Samantha

Samantha Pat, I just wanted to say, you're awesome. Please keep being awesome.


message 110: by Astrid (last edited Jan 16, 2014 01:56AM)

Astrid Patrick wrote: "Arjen wrote: "I can read a comic book every day and claim I read a book each day too. Be a man and read real books."

Congradulations, Arjen. Your comment encouraged me to figure out how to un-frie..."


In the old days we said "owned" :D

Well played!


message 109: by Patrick

Patrick Arjen wrote: "I can read a comic book every day and claim I read a book each day too. Be a man and read real books."

Congradulations, Arjen. Your comment encouraged me to figure out how to un-friend someone here on goodreads.

That means I learned something today.

So thanks for that.


message 108: by Arjen (last edited Jan 15, 2014 07:06PM)

Arjen I can read a comic book every day and claim I read a book each day too. Be a man and read real books.


message 107: by tata

tata Patiently awaiting book three. Except I'm not very patient. And I'm very bossy. Please stop reading and get back writing!


 Blondie~♔ Thanks Patrick for accepting.


message 105: by René

René Jiménez Canale Salutations from Mexico, and thank you very much for the add! :) loved your role on the D&D and Table Top podcasts, and I can't wait to start reading your books!


message 104: by Jeff

Jeff I am really excited to see Kvothe on TV! Grats!


message 103: by Renee

Renee Congrats on the TV spot!


message 102: by Aju

Aju Ajit Thanks a lot for the add sir :) . Finished both the books in a span of a week. I hate waiting so much!!!! Love the blog and the books. It's pretty rare to see popular authors actually taking the time to respond to the fans and for that a huge thumbs up to you :)


message 101: by LadySimo

LadySimo Thanks for adding me!:-)


message 100: by Ana

Ana I love your writing! Keep going!


midnightfaerie Thanks for the add! I look forward to discussing books with you!


Danielle hey pat - thanks for coming to orange last night. you're a great speaker, really engaging, and i give you props for taking a minute to actually talk to each and every person that was there for the signing. you're a cool dude.


message 97: by Forrest

Forrest Heard your ditty on games on WPR this morning. Great stuff! I'm sure that some people thought you were being tongue-in-cheek about the notion of losing and starting over again, but I could tell you were earnest. Nice to wake up to!


message 96: by Tom

Tom Thanks for accepting the friend request. Your review of Go Dog Go was hilarious.
And oh yeah, I like your books too.


Agent Thanks for accepting my friend request. It's a huge honour to have an amazing blogger and an even more amazing author as a friend.


message 94: by Amber

Amber So, I was just reading Martin's new excerpt from Winds of Winter.
Which sorta made me nerdgasm at least 5 different times.
Then I thought, wouldnt it be awesome if Pat posted an excerpt from Doors of Stone...you know, since I know how much you LOVE spoilers...


Anyway...I'm just gonna chant "DO IT" Really quietly in the background now.


Also - You've totally been reading both those books almost two years.... :P


 Linda (Miss Greedybooks) I ordered "The Adventure of the Princess and Mr. Whiffle: The Thing Beneath the Bed" from Amazon & they cancelled my order because they did not have enough! WTF? Why wouldn't they back order it & still sell it to me? Now I will not order again from them until next Christmas probably.... UGHHHHH!


message 92: by Cookie

Cookie Quick Q: I pre-ordered The Wise Man's Fear, so I have the hardcover. It's come to my attention that in the softcover version, the story of how Iax stole the moon is written as the story of how Jax stole the moon. Which is the correct version?


message 91: by Tim

Tim Just wanted to let you know; I work in a bookstore, and my enthousiasm about your Kingkiller Chronicle got my boss to start ordering it again. Got lots of great feedback from customers who I recommended it to.
Spreading one of the best fantasy novels I've read so far in the Netherlands! ^^


message 90: by Jason (last edited Nov 21, 2012 10:36PM)

Jason Pat... great job with The Wise Man's Fear. I actually skipped The Name of the Wind, as back in the day (which was a year ago, as far as these things go of course) heading to Barnes and Noble and picking the most appealing book on the shelf was a bigger deal. Now, I've got more than that. And soon enough, I'll have The Name of the Wind, too.


message 89: by Natasa

Natasa Hi Patrick, thank you! :)


message 88: by Hibido

Hibido You sir, are a god!


message 87: by Lucinda

Lucinda Dear Patrick,
Thank you so much for being my friend here on GoodReads, it is an honor. I am a huge fan of fantasy fiction (including many authors from Tolkien to Robin Hobb and Gail.Z Martin ect.). Thank you once again and i hold your work in high esteem.
Lucinda x


message 86: by Hibido

Hibido Thanks for accepting my friend request! Big fan of your books!


message 85: by Cookie

Cookie "Peter wrote: "My library does not carry "The Adventures of The Princess and Mr. Whiffle" This is a grave injustice and as a librarian I must invoke librarian wrath. With that said, how do I invoke ..."

That's why I pre-ordered the paperback. Unfortunately, it won't be coming until January. Good things come to those who wait, I suppose...


message 84: by Patrick

Patrick Peter wrote: "My library does not carry "The Adventures of The Princess and Mr. Whiffle" This is a grave injustice and as a librarian I must invoke librarian wrath. With that said, how do I invoke librarian wrat..."

Silent rage.


message 83: by Alix

Alix Thank you for accepting my friendship! I promise to try not to geek on you too messily.


message 82: by Michael

Michael Thrower I love you.


message 81: by Todd

Todd Hi Pat,

I'm curious, what's the best way to buy your book or any book in general? Buying it at Chapters vs. Amazon or a local bookstore etc. off a different website blah blah?

Which way puts more money into your pocket/raises your star?


message 80: by Lucero

Lucero Kingstone Thanks for the friend accept (: Your books were the first thing I bought with my first salary. Love them!


message 79: by Peter (last edited Aug 01, 2012 12:26PM)

Peter Rundle My library does not carry "The Adventures of The Princess and Mr. Whiffle" This is a grave injustice and as a librarian I must invoke librarian wrath. With that said, how do I invoke librarian wrath without breaking the noise policy?


message 78: by Amber

Amber Thank you for fixing the goodreads publication date!


Eyehavenofilter Thanks for the friend accept... Your books are on my ' to read' list, looks like it will be a long time till I see the light of day! But then sunlight is so often overrated, yes?


message 76: by Amber

Amber Rachael wrote: "Congratulations on the Legend award! You deserve it!"

You beat me!! Yes, Pat CONGRATS! That's great, you really do deserve it. Can't wait to read more of your work!


message 75: by Rachael

Rachael Congratulations on the Legend award! You deserve it!


message 74: by Shashi (last edited Jun 11, 2012 01:49PM)

Shashi I just wanted to say your books are amazing, I found the name of the wind a few years back in India and just found the wise man's fear over here in Sri Lanka. I truly, absolutely and completely enjoyed them both. and I cannot wait for the next book to come out. it may take a long while to reach me here, but it is worth the wait. Cheers! it is very awesome to be your friend :)


message 73: by Amber

Amber Hey Pat, just found this last weekend and was stoked. Thought I'd pass along the info since I know you were a fan of the first series.

Nice way to break when you get tired writing!

http://www.nick.com/videos/legend-of-...


(hope that link worked. If not all the episodes are free at Nick.com)


message 72: by Katie

Katie Sluman You know, it's very sad, but looking at your profile and seeing those four little words up there somewhere 'Patrick is your friend', kind of makes me feel cool. Thanks for that.


message 71: by Teresa

Teresa Patrick, first, thank you so much for your wonderful books. I'm waiting with baited breath for the next book in the series!

Second, thank you for introducing me to Brandon Sanderson. I just finished one of his books, and WOWIE. Seriously, if you have that good of taste in all of your books that you read, I am just going to read anything that you do :)

Third, thank you for introducing me to goodreads! I didn't know about it before you mentioned it in your blog post, and I am absolutely THRILLED to be here.

So... yeah :) Thanks A BUNCH!


message 70: by Amber

Amber Hello Again Pat!
Was just over-analyzing your novels in the Rothfussian Group when I got to wondering if the goodreads date for the release of Doors of Stone is correct? Or is that just a hopefully/maybe/we'll see date?
On another note, hope all is well in your chunk of the world and I didnt care much for that Serenity Graphic Novel...TOO SHORT lol, but the art was amazing, crazy how they really captured the likeness of the characters. Anywho, have a good one! I'm about to head home and read NoTW aloud to my old man and roomies....(freakin' non-readers, I will force my will upon them!)


Danielle i just read "the name of the wind" in three days. you, sir, are amazing!


message 68: by Patrick

Patrick The Aimdoggg wrote: "My husband will not let me name our impending son "Kvothe." He has not read your books and I think he's being a party pooper. Just letting you know I tried."

It's probably for the best. I think if you named him Kvothe, I'd legally own 15% of him. Or something like that....

Thanks for the consideration though...


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