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Dan Schwent Brace yourself for the incoming troll attack.


Sean Barrs the Bookdragon Dan wrote: "Brace yourself for the incoming troll attack."

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Brandi Usually reading a 1-star review would steer me away from a series... But oh the irony... you've made this series sound amazing (except for this book, of course), so I'm adding Name of the Wind to my to-read list.


message 4: by Colin (last edited Jan 11, 2016 11:17AM) (new)

Colin I did consider whether to buy this when I saw it as I loved the name of the wind, but thought it might be a bit strange, Kovthe's meetings with Auri are some of my favourite scenes in the the book but I also thought finding out too much about her might spoil it as part of her appeal is that she's mysterious and finding out every detail of her life might make her seem rather boring, after reading this review I'm glad I didn't


Sean Barrs the Bookdragon Brandi wrote: "Usually reading a 1-star review would steer me away from a series... But oh the irony... you've made this series sound amazing (except for this book, of course), so I'm adding Name of the Wind to m..."

It’s wonderful. Seriously, this series is really good. This book wasn’t technically part of it. It’s just a novella about one of the side characters. It won’t have any effect on the main story.

And I’m glad my review convinced you to read The Name of the WInd, I hope you like the book as much as I did! ;)


Sean Barrs the Bookdragon Pixie wrote: "When I first read this I was quite annoyed too, (great review by the way, it really sums it up nicely) Though it's said if you give it a re-read the wisdom of the words catch you. So, yes, I'm hopi..."

I don't think I could get through this a second time. Once was more than enough for me ;)


Sean Barrs the Bookdragon Colin wrote: "I did consider whether to buy this when I saw it as I loved the name of the wind, but thought it might be a bit strange, Kovthe's meetings with Auri are some of my favourite scenes in the the book ..."

I quite liked thier interactions too. This book had none of that charm. :)


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Anne I've been telling myself I'll start the Name of the Wind soon, but that thing is huge. It scares me so. But I've also read so many reviews recommending it( now including this one), it just seems like too much of a loss not to try. It's almost inconceivable that this book is that terrible, seeing as how The Name of the Wind gets such high praises. And as usual, spectacular review, Sean! You managed an insightful and seriously funny review. #thumbsup :)


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George Jankovic Anne (Anneshka) wrote: "I've been telling myself I'll start the Name of the Wind soon, but that thing is huge. It scares me so. But I've also read so many reviews recommending it( now including this one), it just seems li..."

Anne, the Name of the Wind is kinda long, but it's a fantastic book. It's so well written, it just carries you, it moves you. You are not reading at all. :)


Sean Barrs the Bookdragon Anne (Anneshka) wrote: "I've been telling myself I'll start the Name of the Wind soon, but that thing is huge. It scares me so. But I've also read so many reviews recommending it( now including this one), it just seems li..."

I agree with what George said. The Name of the Wind is long, but it doesn't feel long. I read it in the same period of time that I read much shorter books. It's easy to become lost in the story.

And thanks- it was a nasty suprise :)


Sean Barrs the Bookdragon Rune wrote: "The name of the wind is the only one worth reading. It should have been a "stand alone". My opinion tho :)"

It was the best of the two full novles so far, but in my opinion he really limmited himself by making it a trilogy. The second book was like three books crammed into one! ;)


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Anne George wrote: "Anne (Anneshka) wrote: "I've been telling myself I'll start the Name of the Wind soon, but that thing is huge. It scares me so. But I've also read so many reviews recommending it( now including thi..."


it just carries you, it moves you, you are not reading at all.
That pretty much sold it for me. Haha. Thanks George. Probably should get around to it now I'm on holidays :)


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Anne Bookworm Sean wrote: "Anne (Anneshka) wrote: "I've been telling myself I'll start the Name of the Wind soon, but that thing is huge. It scares me so. But I've also read so many reviews recommending it( now including thi..."

Thaaaanks too :)
Ahahaha. Sorry :[ I'm not laughing.
Ahaha.


Sean Barrs the Bookdragon Anne (Anneshka) wrote: "Bookworm Sean wrote: "Anne (Anneshka) wrote: "I've been telling myself I'll start the Name of the Wind soon, but that thing is huge. It scares me so. But I've also read so many reviews recommending..."

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Sean Barrs the Bookdragon Anne (Anneshka) wrote: "Bookworm Sean wrote: "Anne (Anneshka) wrote: "I've been telling myself I'll start the Name of the Wind soon, but that thing is huge. It scares me so. But I've also read so many reviews recommending..."

Just kidding, you can if you really want to ;)


message 16: by Michelle (new)

Michelle Morrell I thought the same thing, I said I wanted to give her a hug and a prescription because no child should ever live like that. And sure, there was a little bit of push back about how insensitive I am and how intolerant I am of those different, whatevs :) I still loooove the two "real" books.


Sean Barrs the Bookdragon Michelle wrote: "I thought the same thing, I said I wanted to give her a hug and a prescription because no child should ever live like that. And sure, there was a little bit of push back about how insensitive I am ..."

Yep, me too. It's a shame because she is a real good chracter. This was just too strange for me.


message 18: by Hayat (new)

Hayat Oh no! I hope this isn't a downward trend because I really loved The Name of the Wind. I'm just waiting for the series to be completed before reading book 2 but it doesn't look like book 3 is going to be out any time soon. :/


Sean Barrs the Bookdragon Hayat wrote: "Oh no! I hope this isn't a downward trend because I really loved The Name of the Wind. I'm just waiting for the series to be completed before reading book 2 but it doesn't look like b..."

Book two is still really good, there was just a little bit too much of it, and this here doesn't really count. :)


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Hayat Bookworm Sean wrote: "Hayat wrote: "Oh no! I hope this isn't a downward trend because I really loved The Name of the Wind. I'm just waiting for the series to be completed before reading book 2 but it doesn..."

I'm definitely going to pretend book 2.5 doesn't exist and carry on reading this series but only when the author completes them. This is because I've read book 1 such a long time ago that I forgot most of the details and will have to do a reread so I might as well wait for the whole series.


message 21: by Margaret (new)

Margaret What do you think happened here? He worked so long and hard on The Name of the Wind, which I read and liked, while he was adjuncting at the University of Wisconsin. He had a good start on A Wise Man's Fear, which I own but have not yet read, when he became successful with a mass audience. Did that fame distract him, or is all that just a coincidence? Anyone know?


Sean Barrs the Bookdragon Margaret wrote: "What do you think happened here? He worked so long and hard on The Name of the Wind, which I read and liked, while he was adjuncting at the University of Wisconsin. He had a good start on A Wise Ma..."

I think he just wrote this for himself. Nothing wrong with that in theory, but for a lot of his readers it was a disaster. This is a weird one in general. The second book was odd too. Far too much happened. I think he restricted himself by making it a trilogy. the story just ran away from him.


message 23: by Nick (new)

Nick Brown Read the first, looking forward to the second. Hugely talented author but pace is not a strength. The conclusion to book one felt 'tacked on'.


Sean Barrs the Bookdragon Nick wrote: "Read the first, looking forward to the second. Hugely talented author but pace is not a strength. The conclusion to book one felt 'tacked on'."

Very true- he writes well and has a vast imagination. But his books have far too much story. I loved the first one, enjoyed the second, but this novella was weak.


message 25: by Laurel (new)

Laurel Maybe he needed some extra $$$$$


message 26: by A. (new)

A. Dawes Think I'll still give it a go...But appreciate the dire warning.


message 27: by Alba (new)

Alba I think it's astounding. it's beyond good. the whole book is a metaphor of metaphors.


Sean Barrs the Bookdragon Alba wrote: "I think it's astounding. it's beyond good. the whole book is a metaphor of metaphors."

I'm glad you think so! :D I just didn't see it myself. I wanted to, but, for me, there was little here.


message 29: by Steley (new)

Steley Quite true


message 30: by Hawley (new)

Hawley Olsen Yeah, this book was a weird one. I loved it, but you can't read it for the story. You have to read it for the way Rothfuss uses language, or for the way you feel your mind slowing down as you go through it.


message 31: by Ayush (new)

Ayush Pathak Well this is late 2018. I so wish you were right...


message 32: by weirdfish (new)

weirdfish "p.s- when do you think Doors of Stone will be released? I’ve got my money on late 2018."

ha ha ha ha


Sean Barrs the Bookdragon weirdfish wrote: ""p.s- when do you think Doors of Stone will be released? I’ve got my money on late 2018."

ha ha ha ha"


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message 34: by Jilly (new)

Jilly It sounds like something that should have stayed in the trunk! Certain things should never see the light of day... like clowns, antique dolls, and really bad stories that mess with an author's fan-base.


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