This was very good. I kind of wanted it to be better, but it was very good.
I think the problem that I had was that there were some times where not mucThis was very good. I kind of wanted it to be better, but it was very good.
I think the problem that I had was that there were some times where not much happened other than some slow world building. That isn't to say that the world building is slow, there are times where it's just a huge flood of information thrown at you very quickly and that's great. But other times the main character is kind of walking around and wasting his time looking for someone, when it's clear that he can't find that person. That person only ever appears when they are looking for him. And that was much more apparent to me as a reader than it was to Kvothe the character. It was also a bit frustrating. I doubt I've found a book that better fits the acronym of KNIFEGRAB, because he's a Kid. and he's a fairly Naughty Kid as well. But I digress...
The way that the story is interjected with small asides as Real World moments happen that interrupt the flow of the story make it feel like a real story being told to someone. That's great And the stuff with the creatures that fear Iron, that stuff is great.
I think that the thing that I was... (disappointed isn't the right word, but it'll work) disappointed in is that the story wasn't quite thrilling enough. It's plenty thrilling, don't get me wrong. And the moments about singing were great too and I wanted more of those, but I guess I didn't like the School aspect. It didn't seem to be a huge influence on the character. He met characters and made friends and enemies, but the fact that they're all kind of like Wizard Scientists isn't hugely important in this portion of the story, which is disappointing. Because... I mean... I really want to read about Wizard Scientists doing cool stuff! That sounds great. ANd here it was still interesting, and there were a few moments of great adventure in the School stuff, but I prefered the stuff about fighting monsters and the myths that build the religion of the world and how they're not exactly myths perhaps.
I'm going to read the next book in the series, but not for a little while. I need something a little goofier right now....more