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The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
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it was amazing
bookshelves: science-fiction-fantasy

This a great book. It's a refreshing fantasy story; exciting and well-written. The characters are interesting and the story new. While there are elements/motifs from other fantasy novels (be it Lord of the Rings or Harry Potter), Rothfuss isn't rehashing these. There is magic and there are dragons and demons. There is a boy turning into a man while at school where he is an outsider and causing all kinds of trouble. But Rothfuss creates a new tale out of these many of these classic elements. The world creation is subtle but deep. There is mystery and intrigue in the story Rothfuss tells us. And he shows us this world in a beautiful and detailed way (without ever being pretentious). Highly recommend it to anyone who loves the fantasy genre.
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Reading Progress

November 23, 2017 – Started Reading
November 23, 2017 – Shelved
November 23, 2017 – Shelved as: science-fiction-fantasy
December 26, 2017 – Finished Reading

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message 1: by Emily (new) - added it

Emily I just finished this book not too long ago as well and I agree with your assessment here. Have you read the second book in the series yet? I just (barely) started, but I’m supposing that it will be just as good as the first (hopefully)...!! I heard that a third book is in the works too, so that should be interesting!


message 2: by Emily (new) - added it

Emily ... interesting!


Shawn Haven’t read the second yet. Heard it is even better.


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