The Name of the Wind
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Author:  Sarekai [ Wed May 20, 2009 12:55 pm ]
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I had a really wonderful experience in the bookstore this morning, one I don't have often.

So I'm walking, right, seeing if anything look good. Ooh, pretty magic cover. I pick it up, read the back, sigh. It's just like all the others I've learned to avoid. I go to the back, see this awesome-looking grey and black cover, pick it up. I'm caught, just like that. The back of the book gets me all excited, so I read the prologue. Then I have to leave, but while I'm sitting waiting for the bus, the wording of the prologue is going through my head, words and images... I'm so excited to read this book, and I really hope it holds up to my expectations. We shall see.

The books is The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss. It's his first book. Oh, I do hope it is good...

Author:  Kallysti [ Wed May 20, 2009 3:38 pm ]
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Oooh, sounds very grand. You'll have to tell us if it lives up to the blurb in your link :)

Author:  Raya [ Wed May 20, 2009 4:58 pm ]
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I'm all a-lather to read it just from the description!! :D So far, you guys haven't steered me wrong. I am reading the Pellinor series and loving it, read Armor and thoroughly enjoyed it - lead on you two (three if you count Sel).

Author:  Sarekai [ Thu May 21, 2009 4:15 pm ]
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Well, I'm on page 121 (out of 661) of this book, and I love it.

I've laughed out loud more times than I've kept track of. I've been close to tears. And the story has hardly started. I've had moments of triumph and wonder.

This man's characters may play the lute, but his words have reached into me to play the strings of my heart.

I wish I could write like this.

I'm so glad I found this book. *goes back to reading*

Author:  Raya [ Thu May 21, 2009 5:53 pm ]
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Yayyy *makes note to add this book to library list*

Author:  Sarekai [ Mon May 25, 2009 11:49 pm ]
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Well, I finished it tonight.

I think I can safely say this is one of the most beautiful books I have ever read. I have tears in my eyes.

I can't wait until the second one comes out...

Author:  Kallysti [ Tue May 26, 2009 9:55 am ]
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Oh, man, wait for the next one? Maybe I'll hold off a little, lol. That drives me nuts :D

But I've bookmarked the site to remind me!

Author:  Raya [ Tue May 26, 2009 11:21 am ]
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I still haven't finished the Pellinor series, waiting for book 3 to come in :P

I definitely have to read this one too. Gahhh, so many lovely books to read, so little time.

Author:  Raya [ Fri Jul 03, 2009 11:00 am ]
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Got the book in from my library and have started reading. Am up to Kovthe telling his story to the scribe Chronicler. It is spellbinding so far, and I love his use of words. It is somewhat reminiscent of the Pellinor series with the poetry and grace of style.

I am somewhat daunted by the size of the book - it's huge. But this is mainly because I have two other books to read that I ordered, and I have so little time to read. That's the problem with library books - you have to get them back on time.

Author:  Raya [ Wed Jul 29, 2009 11:45 pm ]
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Finished reading this book last week. It is a wonderful read. And I suspect it's not over yet, since it seems set up for a sequel. The gal at our library said the sequel was due out this year, but it didn't say when. However, the book is stand alone in that it tells a complete story - it is just that there is more to the story yet to be told. Wonderful writing. I'm surprised we haven't heard more about this Patrick Rothfuss (the author).

Author:  Sarekai [ Thu Jul 30, 2009 12:09 am ]
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Yes, there will be a sequel, The Wise Man's Fear. But I don't know when it's coming out. I think there is no official release date yet. Rothfuss is still editing. I can't wait, though.

Here's an excerpt from it. No idea if this will be how it is when he's done editing... :P


Author:  Raya [ Thu Jul 30, 2009 9:02 am ]
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Oh, the excerpt is excellent. I can't wait to read the second book. I understand that there are three books altogether in the series from some of the comments. I would guess this is the second book. Also, someone said it is believed that Rothfuss wrote all three books before the first one was published. I wonder why there is such a long delay then? Surely not to build up excitement about the second book? Anyhow, will try to wait patiently. :P

Author:  Sarekai [ Thu Jul 30, 2009 10:31 am ]
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He did write them all at once. He's been working on this whole saga for years. I also found a good interview with him, I'll see if I can find it again. He's only editing the books one at a time, so that's the wait. And his wife is having (or recently had?) a baby.

EDIT: Here's the interview:

Part 1
Part 2

Author:  Raya [ Thu Jul 30, 2009 2:25 pm ]
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Good interview - I like Patrick Rothfuss. Imagine taking 14 years to write the books though! And how he built the world!! It certainly is an eye opener.

Author:  Kallysti [ Tue Sep 22, 2009 5:46 pm ]
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*fidget* When's the next one out again? I'd have waited to start it if I'd realized, lol. I loved this! I wouldn't say poetical or prose but amazing storytelling that transcends both :)

Also, been reading his blog about book 2, he seems like a pretty cool guy, too.

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