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The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
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Apr 09, 12

bookshelves: fantasy
Read in April, 2012

The book is nearly 700 pages but not that much happened.

Kvothe is such an utter nice guy (yes, in THAT sense of the word) in his relationship with Denna. Must be a true reflection of the gooniness of Patrick Rothfuss. Everything else about his character is total wish fulfilment. I hated his smug tone and his masturbatory descriptions of music he played so beautifully and cheeky conversations he had with adults that only made them love him more. I also hated whenever he went off on a paragraph-long analogy to describe a certain emotion. "I felt like... imagine walking on a frozen lake, and—" SHUT THE FUCK UP KVOTHE

I got so sick of the repetitiveness of the book. Kvothe needs money, then he gets some! Then he needs some more, then he gets some more! Repeat ad nauseum. And don't get me started on the cloyingly twee conversations he has with Auri. "What's in the bottle?" "A smile and a moonbeam and a splash of unicorn tears and a dash of werewolf cum!" ugh

The plot was all over the goddamn place with NO narrative structure at all, and offered no resolution by the end.

DESPITE ALL THIS I liked parts of it and the worldbuilding was pretty good so 3 stars but it'll take a lot of convincing to get me to read the sequel.
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03/12/2012 page 42
03/20/2012 page 199
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04/04/2012 page 418
63.0% "I'd try to kill you too, Kvothe."
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