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The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
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Mar 02, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: calgon-take-me-away, fave-fantasy-scifi

Let's start by saying that I have a thing for emotionally-unavailable, hyper-brilliant men.

That said, this is one of the best fantasy works I've had the pleasure of reading, and my only wish is that the series were finished so that I didn't have to wait for the next installment. Kvothe, the main character, is sarcastic, funny, genius, and knows how to kick some serious ass. He is fun to read about without being too perfect, the supporting characters are well-described and believable, and the story is intensely engaging. There are enough similarities to other common narratives (hey, there are the fey! hey, there are the zen monks! hey, there's a university!) that Rothfuss' riffs are as comfortable as a well-broken-in pair of shoes, but he does them with such flair that everything feels fresh. Highly, thoroughly enjoyable and an unreserved two thumbs up.

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