Tuesday, February 11, 2014

The Name of the Wind

I recently got turned on to Patrick Rothfuss.  He has written “The Name of the Wind” and “The Wise Man’s Fear” among other works.  While I have not ready much in the realm of fantasy novels, “The Name of the Wind” was billed as the best novel a friend of mine had ever read.  Given the strong endorsement, I felt compelled to give it a shot.

Needless to say I was not disappointed.  The story revolves around a young man name Kvothe who is making his way in the world.  The world Rothfuss creates is full of exciting, well developed characters.  It is rich with imagery and detail.

Further, it is remarkably well written.  I can tolerate a bad story well written and a good story poorly written.  This is a great well written story. 

While originally written as a single novel, the work blossomed into a trilogy.  The installments are relatively large, but there is not a wasted word or meandering aside.  I believe I could read the books a second time and be thoroughly entertained.

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