Ex Libris Kirkland

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Subtitle Kingkiller Chronicles
First Written 2008
Genre Fiction
Origin US
Publisher DAW Books
ISBN-10 0756404746
ISBN-13 978-0756404741
My Copy library hardback
First Read September 21, 2015

The Name of the Wind

I'd be really interested to read a novel that had less to do with these old fantasy tropes. In the next book in the series, for instance, there's a long section of martial arts training that's pretty great!

Noted on October 14, 2015

And man, the span at Wizard School just draaaaagggs.

Noted on October 14, 2015

That said, it's ... pretty good? The genre is still just not my cup of tea. I don't know why, but for all my delight in childrens books and fairie tales, I have a tendency to roll my eyes at 'adult' fantasy tales, with their gritty realism and magic spells. I have a hard time making it thru the GRRM stuff, even.

But this is really probably the best fantasy book I've read in a long time - Rothfuss is a fine writer, but he just doesn't transcend the genre limitations for me.

Noted on October 14, 2015

This is an epic fantasy trilogy, as yet unfinished. It's been recommended to me a few times, but I never could get past the first chapter or so.

But recently, I started listening to the Untitled Rothfuss podcast with Max Temkin, and hearing Rothfuss talk about the book was enough to convince me to give it another go.

Noted on October 14, 2015

It's like everyone tells a story about themselves inside their own head. Always. All the time. That story makes you what you are. We build ourselves out of that story.

Quoted on October 14, 2015

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