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662 pages, Kindle Edition
First published March 27, 2007
“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.”
“When we are children we seldom think of the future. This innocence leaves us free to enjoy ourselves as few adults can. The day we fret about the future is the day we leave our childhood behind.”
“Music is a proud, temperamental mistress. Give her the time and attention she deserves, and she is yours. Slight her and there will come a day when you call and she will not answer. So I began sleeping less to give her the time she needed.”
“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.”
a review of three parts
A bit of an aside: Inexplicably, my 20 yr old son rates this amongst his top ten reads, eclipsed only by books from Sanderson and Robert Jordan.
I mean, where did I go wrong?
But I digress. On to the review
This must have been Rothfuss' wish fulfilment bc the main character is infused with much beauty and inexhaustive intellect to the point he is no more than a caricature. How does this book have even an average of 3 stars much less 4.6? How?
If you need a book with high fantasy or action and adventure or even one that has a compelling plot and creative magic system? Well, you better keep on needing because TNOTW is not it.
You know what this is? A patriarchal pile of *@%°^ that's in love with its own voice.