The Name of the Wind
I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings. I burned down the town of Trebon. I have spent the night with Felurian and left with both my sanity and my life. I was expelled from the University at a younger age than most people are allowed in. I tread paths by moonlight that others fear to speak of during day. I have talked to Gods, loved...more
As an avid adult fantasy reader, out of all the books that I’ve been recommended, The Name of the Wind has always been recommended to me the most. Google, Goodreads, book reviewing sites, 9gag, even some people who don't read a lot of fantasy books, they have all praised the series highly and now that I’ve read it, it’s in my opinion that the fame is totally well deserved; there’s no doubt that this is truly a fantas ...more
Kvothe (pronounced like "Quothe") is a world-renowned figure of mystery with a disreputable reputation - a hero or a ...more
Can I see what makes this the single best selling epic fantasy for a generation (apart from George Martin's series)? No. Excepting that perhaps the lesson is that to be head and shoulders above your ...more
I read fantasy to immerse myself in strange worlds ripe with danger and conflict. To uncork primal wonders. And there is none of that in Rothfuss' book.
His world is about as strange and dangerous as a mashed potato sandwich. His protagonist is comically overblown wish fullfillment for people who weren't popular i ...more
With that said, 2020 has been such a shit year, I decided to tackle a bunch of the books I expected to give 5 star to including this one even though book 3... well it might never come.
The book had a lot of potential and I did mostly enjoy it. Interesting magic system, overall intriguing characters and a mystery to figure out.
The reviews I h ...more
ETA: I had ...more
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IT WAS NIGHT AGAIN. The Waystone Inn lay in silence, and it was a silence of three parts.
The most obvious part was a hollow, echoing quiet, made by things that were lacking. If there had been a wind it would have sighed through the trees, set the inn's sign creaking on its hooks, and brushed the silence down the road like trailing autumn leaves.
This is only part of the prologue to THE NAME OF THE WIND that drew me right ...more
a review of three parts
it was night again. the keys of a laptop lay in wait to create a review, and it was a review of three parts.
the most obvious part was a full, echoing story, made by the letters that were written on a page. if the words came to life it would have done so in the form of a young man name kvothe, eager to know the answers to lifes greatest questions, thirsty for any knowledge he could get his hands on. if the story wa ...more
Okay, there are books
then there are BOOKS!!!
I guess this said it actually doesn’t take a lot to figure that “The Name of the Wind” ...more
2.) The Wise Man's Fear ★★★★★
2.4) The Lightning Tree ★★★★★
2.5) The Slow Regard of Silent Things ★★★★★
3.) Doors of Stone n/a
This was everything that I needed this month. There was so much that I had forgotten, and so much foreshadowing that I'm so excited for! This truly just made me feel so whole and reminded me why I'm in love with books and reading and stories that make you feel every emotion known to humans. Such a masterpiece, even after all this time and ...more
This series has such a huge s ...more
(For those who don't get the reference, it's a line that Voldemort uses in Goblet of Fire - the movie version at least. I am using a Harry Potter reference in retaliation to all those people who are somehow comparing this to that series, for the sole reason that there's a freaking magical university. Really, there's very little comparison aside from that. I mean, not even to get into how the whole tone and whatnot is different, but, really, the fact that t ...more
CAIT'S CHECKLIST OF GOODNESS IN BOOKS:
• young genius narrator ✓
• who is totally too sassy at times because #clever ✓
• magic ✓
• plus an intensely amazing MAGIC SYSTEM THAT IS T ...more
This is definitely one of my new favorite books, so if you're a friend of mine, prepare to have me brutally push it on you until you give in and give it a go.
One of the reviews I read compared it to The Song of Ice and Fire and Lord of the Rings, saying that the book was equal to the best of fantasy written thus far. Well let me tell you, this doesn't stand alongside the fantasy greats, it knocks them off the shelves.
It isn't just some fantastic epic that you read for fun ...more
So, this book. Here's my take: Dickens orphan becomes Harry Potter except the magic system is ripped off from Le Guin's Earthsea, also the Dickens orphan is a raging Gary Stu and a deeply unlikable, conceited little fuckhead. "Oh but Charlotte, that's the POINT so therefore it's actually good!!!!" you insist. Well, first of all, hearing good sir Patr ...more
Many people have sung the praises of this book and it has come very highly recommended. Unfortunately I have to say *ducks behind nearest fortified object*, it was just okay for me. Not bad, mind you, but it did not blow my mind, either.
I thought both the beginning and the end ...more
“You have to be a bit of a liar to tell a story the right way.”
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The Name of the Wind is one of the most famous books in the fantasy genre and there are very high chances that you already read the book because I am just very late for the party. I have decided to read this when I joined GR in 2016 and I kept procrastinating because I was intimidated by the length of the book and by the expectations I had for one of ...more
Words are pale shadows of forgotten names. As names have power, words have power. Words can light fires in the minds of men. Words can wring tears from the hardest hearts.
The Name of The Wind is a book that took me months to finish, but not because I didn't enjoy it. I was just saving every page and svoring every line like an addicted person saves their last dose.
The characters, even the smallest ones, have a way of making their way into your heart that you can't help but fall for every sin ...more
I'm not over it. Everyone was right it's amazing and I love it so much and I'm still sad the third book isn't out even though it's been basically six years it's fine EVERYTHING IS FINE.
This book has all the makings of a great fantasy. Amazing world building. Characters that you connect with & that grow. Plot that moves along very well and is supremely interesting. It's got it all.
One thing I also appreciated is how simple the magic system is. It's pretty easy ...more
It would seem, sadly, I expected too much. Something I'm not wont to do, but even the best slip up, I suppose.
Still, I really hate not loving this book.
However, it isn't all bad. Let me tell you the good things first, like why it's getting 3 stars:
1. The idea
I love the switching back and forth between present time and t ...more
In high-school Pat was something of a class clown. His hobbies included reading a novel or two a day and giving relationship advice to all his friends ...more