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The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
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Aug 13, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: 2010, sci-fi-and-fantasy
Read in September, 2010

There's something distinctive about book written by guys who play RPGs, and this book has it. Not sure what exactly it is -- and not saying it's necessarily a bad thing -- but definitely noticeable. I give him points for not having elves, but faeries are almost as bad.

I'm a bit worried that Rothfuss bit off a more than he can chew with this, and the second and third books will either take forever, or will drag out into seven or eight books in order for him to finish all the stories he started and tie up all the loose ends.

And speaking of ends. This book didn't really have one. The book ended when the first day of storytelling ended, but it didn't have any real climax or even a small resolution.

Still, good world-building and interesting characters. I'm curious to see where he's going with it, even though I'm not sure that the second and third books will live up to to the promise of the first.

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