Such mixed feelings about this book. At its best, it is a compelling and well-crafted story ornamented with beautiful imagery, creative metaphor, and an exciting take on the mechanics of magic. I am also very intrigued to discover what will grow from the seeds the author has planted concerning the mistold history of a religion, the secret motivations of key characters, and the darkness just starting creep over the horizon. However, the vast bulk of the story, with exposition that goes on and on and on.... and on..., the mildly irritating not-so-humble bragging, and the persistent refrain of "you wouldn't understand," it feels like it is being told by a boastful fifteen year old, not just about one. But again, the good parts are truly stirring and I look forward to many more of those when I begin the next book.
Such an amazing book. The narrator pulls you deeply into the story.
this was a wonderful book. Great narration.
I just discovered Patrick Rothfuss about a week and a half ago and have already read almost everything by him. I’m an instant fan! I LOVE his writing style. THIS is what I have been missing from other authors and I didn’t even know. It’s inside view of empathetic characters will keep me coming back until the end.
Loved this book. The story was intriguing and kept you wanting more. The narrator had an amazing way of portraying the characters and I would love to hear more from him.
This book started off slow, but once it picked up, an amazing story unfolded.
I’ve read this book four times and listened to the audiobook once . By far my favourite author and series, can’t wait for book 3
This is the lord of the rings of today. If you enjoy a little fantasy you will love this world that Rothfuss built in the name of the wind. This is an amazing page turner that should be listened to more than once.
Patrick Rothfuss was born in Wisconsin where long winters and lack of cable television brought about a love of reading and writing. His mother read to him as a child, and his father taught him to build things. If you are looking for the roots of his storytelling, look there. He still lives in central Wisconsin, still lacks cable television, teaches at the college he grew to love as a student and the long winters force him to stay inside and write.