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“It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.” ― Oscar Wilde

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(Kind of) Review: The Name of the Wind

The Name of the Wind - Patrick Rothfuss

Interesting feature, that with the emoticones.




As a part of my recent return to mainstream books, this one sure is a winner. When I wasn't reading it, I was thinking about it. I didn't feel like leaving it for a while to go on with other reads - at least once I properly started it.


I like the magic system and how it is explained, but not too much. I like how energy isn't lost, how you have to work in order to get power.


I liked Kvothe but not completely. I liked (and hated) that despite being intelligent, he is just (more!) as prone to stupidity as anyone else.


I got pretty fond of Devi, LOVED Bast, liked Chronicler.


I liked the stories within the story.


I didn't like Denna. Meh. The constant laudation turned me right off.


I didn't like that the author used a 8yo boy as a catalyst to move along the story.




Fandom/Fanfic/Shipping side note.

As my brain seems to have been rewired that way and shipp/ing is unavoidable, I should state my conclusions. I ship:








And that's about it. Fic (sadly, but unsurprisingly) exists only for the Bast/Kvothe ship and there isn't much.

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I'll be reading book two, but not before the release date for the third one is officially set. And I'd like to know if it will be a thrilogy or more books are to be expected... Feels like both are possible.