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The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
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I spent some time debating whether to give The Name of the Wind 3 stars or 4. I finally settled on 4, in large part because of Patrick Rothfuss's incredible language and the phenomenal job Nick Podehl did as narrator. That being said, the book had several pacing issues, a female love interest I find impressively boring and off-putting, and a protagonist I hated for the first third of the book. Despite this rocky going, however, when I finished the book my impression was largely positive. I think this is an excellent book to illustrate the concept that sometimes the whole is greater than the parts. I am definitely looking forward to listening to The Wise Man's Fear, but will most likely give my ears a week or so sans headphones before doing so.
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Reading Progress

August 29, 2011 – Shelved
August 29, 2011 – Shelved as: recommended-by-a-friend
October 26, 2011 – Started Reading
October 26, 2011 –
October 28, 2011 –
9.0% "I'm bored. So bored. It gets better, right? Right?!"
October 29, 2011 –
16.0% "it's very slowly growing on me"
October 30, 2011 –
22.0% "finally enjoying it"
November 1, 2011 –
November 2, 2011 –
58.0% "I should have known better than to doubt all the people who told me I would love this."
November 3, 2011 –
November 3, 2011 – Finished Reading
November 4, 2011 – Shelved as: challenge-2011-osga-read
August 10, 2012 – Shelved as: read-in-2011
August 10, 2012 – Shelved as: challenge-1010-by-2020
July 4, 2013 – Shelved as: audiobook

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