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The Name of the Wind | Paperback

Author: Patrick Rothfuss | Format: Paperback

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  Just read it.

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I have read a lot of books. This however, is the best book. For your own sake, I beg you to read it. No other book has gotten me this emotionally attached to the characters and the story. Fantastic universe, easy to grasp, endless depth, brilliantly written.

Do yourself a favor and read this book

  Extremely gripping - didn't want it to end!

| | See all Starman674's reviews (2)

The story starts off quite slow for the first few chapters, but once it finds its pace its an incredible story. You cant wait to find out what happens next. Its very skilfully written, really rich in detail, and it all feels really, really believable, for a fantasy.
The only problem is the ending - it feels so hurried, like Its just half a story. Which should explain the sequel. I would recommend for anyone who likes fantasy- or just a good story, but you will not be able to put it down!


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I read a hell of lot of books and found this was awesome. Cannot wait for the second one to come from this trilogy

  awesome book

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Coming from someone who reads a lot of adventure/fantasy books, this is easily one of, if not the best book i've read. it explodes with fantastic description an beautifully set scenes right from the beginning, this is present the whole way through the book. Patrick keeps you entertained an surprised from start to end, you will definitely find it hard to put down once you start reading it!

  Ah truly breathtaking read.

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Its been a while since i've read a good fantasy book, always being disapointed. But the Name of the wind is not like that, it was an amazing read for start to finish, I cant wait to get my hands on the next part of the story. Its greatly written, the author has created an impressive world and most importantly this is finally a character u can truly get behind. One that strives ambitiously to succedd even if he falls. Everyone even remotely interested in a good novel SHOULD read this

  Awesome doesn't even begin to describe

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This is, by far, without a shadow of a doubt, no exaggeration - THE best book I've ever read. I've been waiting a year or so now for the sequel to come out, and it will undoubtedly be worth it.
This is the perfect balance between logic and fantasy, it kept me sustained throughout the entire read. I managed to finish it in one reading, despite its size.
It feels as if it starts a little slow, but you'll see once you get into it that the slow start was necessary for such a fantastic climax.
Only cons I would point out is that there's still another 6 months 'til the sequel.
Buy this book.

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  Breathtaking, funny, heartbreaking, wonderful, imaginative

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The Name of the Wind is one of those books. You know, the book that gets hype, gets great reviews and is generally loved by those that read it. For me, The Name of the Wind was a fantasy book that I kept on hearing great things about - there aren't that many fantasy books that will pique my interest enough to go out and buy them, I just don't tend to lean towards fantasy at all and would quite happily pick up a sci-fi book instead. However, I did buy it, and after having it on the shelf for a few weeks I decided to pick it up and see what it had in store. If you read the blurb, especially the quote from Kvothe, you're given such a huge scope and great promise and I wondered just how the story would meet that initial bait. It certainly delivered everything a good story should, and touted as the first book of the Kingkiller Chronicles (or to be exact: day 1), it did everything I expected the first volume should offer.

As I started reading The Name of the Wind I felt that the praise that had been heaped on it was perhaps a little unjustified, the story just wasn't jumping off the page to tempt me. Following Kote, the innkeeper, his helper Bast and the regulars around the bar seemed like a bit of a let down, although there was something there to keep me going. By the time I got to around page 40, things were picking up, and when Kvothe starts to tell his story the pace picks up considerably. Looking back at these early sections after finishing the book make me realise why they are there and how effectively it helps the build up of the story by adding a little more depth and perspective, but at the time is didn't feel that way.

The story starts properly at around the 50 page mark where Kvothe sits down with Chronicler to tell and record his story - and what a story! I won't go into details on what the story entails to avoid any spoilers, but suffice to say that it is in equal measures breathtaking, funny, heartbreaking, wonderful, imaginative, enchanting and, above all, a damned good page-turner.

Patrick Rothfuss is a master storyteller, of that there is no doubt. The way in which he has told a story would make you think he has been doing so for decades, such is the standard of the writing. This is truly a stunning and spectacular read with very few faults, and those are minor and are only present because this is not the full story, but only part of it. The end of The Name of the Wind doesn't finish in a climax as such, but ends at a natural breaking point. It is a shame that it does finish the way it does with no sense of completion, full or partial, but with another two novels to go I can fully appreciate that this is merely a part of the full story and not a self contained section.

All I can do is let you know that this is a novel that I would recommend without hesitation and is a must read of the genre.

I'll leave you with the words of Kvothe himself:

"It would be something of a tragedy if it stopped there," I admitted. "But it depends on how you look at it, really. I prefer to think of it as a story that's waiting for an appropriately uplifting sequel."

  Better than Feist?

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Even though I am an avid reader of Fantasy fiction, rarely do I come across a book that incites my passion for Fantasy as much as this book did. The author has a style that reminds me of David Gemmel.

If the series lives up to his first book, I will easily state that this author is better than Terry Brooks, Brent Weeks or even R.E. Feist.

  nice one

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Cracking read! Why not give it a shot? Interesting, well paced, the story is still with me and its months since i read it. Do it.

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  Top Quality Fantasy

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This book is an amazing read. For those who like fantasy and those who don't, you should read this book. It is told in the first person by Kvothe, an innkeeper who used to be somewhat of an adventurer, and the series is all about him and his life. This book was one of the best I have ever read and instantly becomes a classic. I eagerly anticipate the release of book number two.

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