Cover of The Name of the Wind.

The Name of the Wind

author: Patrick Rothfuss (2007)
series: The Kingkiller Chronicle #1
date read: 2016-06-04
pages: 662
lists: fantasy , learning-the-arts
rating: β˜… β˜… β˜… β˜… β˜†

I really liked this book … at first - it hit all the sweet spots for me. Flowery language, not-too-overbearing fantasy setting, believable characters, good pacing and narration (and training in the $arts).

Kvothe is a terrible Mary Sue even when he’s making mistakes. Though of course that’s easy to hit, when you write an author stand-in as protagonist. At the same time, this is very much a male nerd power fantasy. I still enjoyed the book a lot, but if that’s not a lens or genre you like reading, this probably won’t be fun for you.

The four stars are mostly because I enjoyed the worldbuilding and much of the writing.

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