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The Name of the Wind
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July 1, 2012
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July 31, 2012
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Jul 12, 2012 Denise rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Nag nag nag. Here I go.
I didn't hate Kvothe as much as some readers, but he was very hard to like and he liked himself enough for everyone.
What was right with this book was that there....well, easier to start with what was wrong with this book. Too long at too slow a pace. First person narrative using a character (Kvothe) with such a big head is difficult for such a long time. Don't get me wrong. There were some really interesting parts of this story but they were too spread out. I loved the e
May 05, 2011 Meera rated it really liked it
This was a good fantasy. This novel received a lot of hype and it is mostly written well but... there are other authors who I've read previously who were as good or better that hadn't received the kind of recognition this author seems to have. I wish I had read it before the hype then I could have gone into it without any high expectations. For me, the story was really good except it was slow when it came to his love interest, the writing was occasionally too self-reflective of the fact that it ...more
I was drinking the Kool-Aid, I've been told in the early parts of this book. It impressed me. It did slow down for me after I got over half way though it. I still enjoyed it, it just dragged for me in the end. Might be because it's a series and not everything works out like its supposed to yet. I'll have to pick up book two and find out.

I did find it quotable and loved the world it took place in. Needed a bit more lovable character. I'm sure there is much more character building to grow with th
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Knives Boone
Mar 30, 2015 Knives Boone rated it it was amazing
This was my first REAL fantasy novel and I'm hooked!
3/30/15 first read
2/26/17 third read
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Nov 12, 2014 Katie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Oct 31, 2012 Stacy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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