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The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
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Jan 15, 12

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Recommended to Tamara by: Darren
Read in January, 2012

This is the kind of epic story that ebbs and flows, letting you sink yourself into it. A bit Harry Potter, a bit Oliver Twist, and a bit of it's own original tale.

Though the story of Kvothe becomes more and more incredible, it doesn't become any less believable.

Will have to pick up the second one at some point...

Favorite Quotes

I don't believe you can ever learn all of anything...

I only know one story. But oftentimes small pieces seem to be stories themselves.

But just because he didn't like the thought of his blood on the outside didn't mean he was really afraid of those things. He just didn't want them to happen. To really fear something you have to dwell on it.

"Well, you know what they say: Finding the right analogy is as hard as..." I put on a thoughtful expression. "As hard as..." I made an inarticulate grasping gesture.

"Are you hurt?"
"Absolutely. I said. "Especially in my everywhere."

It's like everyone tells a story about themselves inside their own head. Always. All the time. That story makes you what you are. We build ourselves out of that story.
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message 5: by Dan (new) - rated it 3 stars

Dan Cowden Nice review; you made it sound interesting enough that I looked it up, and I found an interview about books with the author, which makes him sound even more interesting. So I'm taking a copy of this with me.


Tamara This could definitely be up your alley, though I haven't quite pegged your reading preferences yet...


message 3: by Dan (new) - rated it 3 stars

Dan Cowden Oh, my preferences are easy: eclectic.


message 2: by Becky (new) - added it

Becky "Well, you know what they say: Finding the right analogy is as hard as..." I put on a thoughtful expression. "As hard as..." I made an inarticulate grasping gesture. ---> I love this.


message 1: by Dan (new) - rated it 3 stars

Dan Cowden Clearly I set the book down 40 pages too soon before. Now I want to stay up all night reading it.

It's not often I feel that way. Thanks for the recommendation.


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