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The Name of the Wind : Day One - Patrick Rothfuss

The Name of the Wind

Day One

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Published: 1st April 2008
For Ages: 18+ years old
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The riveting first-person narrative of a young man who grows to be the most notorious magician his world has ever seen. From his childhood in a troupe of traveling players, to years spent as a near-feral orphan in a crime- ridden city, to his daringly brazen yet successful bid to enter a legendary school of magic, "The Name of the Wind" is a masterpiece that transports readers into the body and mind of a wizard. It is a high-action novel written with a poet's hand, a powerful coming-of-age story of a magically gifted young man, told through his eyes: to read this book is to be the hero.

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4.5

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Pros

  • Original story (4)
  • Takes you to another world (4)
  • Well written (4)
  • Compelling characters (3)
  • Easy to read (3)

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      3.0

      How important is a name?

      By Colin

      from Wollongong, NSW

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      Pros

      • Great For Any Age
      • Original Story
      • Takes You To Another World
      • Well Written

      Cons

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        • Younger Readers

        Comments about The Name of the Wind:

        A well written book for me is one where the author has relayed his understanding of the story well. The author is a chronicler. The story is of a young man & hence the experiences were a little immature for what I was seeking, however a good read.

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        5.0

        Amazing

        By sarz05

        from Melbourne

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        Pros

        • Compelling Characters
        • Easy To Read
        • Original Story
        • Takes You To Another World
        • Well Written

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            Comments about The Name of the Wind:

            By far the best written book I have ever read. I completely fell in love with Kvothe and his drive to succeed. I am still having book withdrawals after reading this. I cannot recommend this book highly enough

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            5.0

            Just buy it

            By The Wasp

            from Perth

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            Pros

            • Compelling Characters
            • Deserves Multiple Readings
            • Easy To Read
            • Great For Any Age
            • Original Story
            • Takes You To Another World
            • Well Written

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                Comments about The Name of the Wind:

                The first thing about this series is it creeps. Not in a spooky way, but like a snake entraping its reader. Before you realise it you are hooked. I have no idea where he gets his ideas but this book is beautiful in its broken dreams, shattered people and desperate struggles. Above all its fantasy with humanity. No predictable story, nothing unbelievable, just good writing and great characters.

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                5.0

                Amazing storytelling

                By Juzzo

                from Sydney, AU

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                Pros

                • Compelling Characters
                • Deserves Multiple Readings
                • Easy To Read
                • Great For Any Age
                • Original Story
                • Takes You To Another World
                • Well Written

                Cons

                • Slow start

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                  Comments about The Name of the Wind:

                  It's hard to put into words just how much I like this book. I've spent roughly 15 years reading books of the fantasy genre and this book is my current (and most probably future) favourite book. The first third of the book is a bit slow, however once you manage to get past it, I can almost garuntee that you won't put the book back down until the finish. Some fantasy authors fall into the trap of thinking they need to offer descriptive detail to every single object of the worlds that they're creating. Some others like to follow the norms of fantasy and utilise races and properties which have already been in play for years (for example elves and orcs etc.). Rothfuss somehow manages to give enough detail to pull you into his world, but not bog you down and bore you. If I were to single out something unique about Rothfuss, it would be his ability to tell the story. A must read!

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                  "The debut of a writer we would all do well to watch. Patrick Rothfuss has real talent, and his tale of Kvothe is deep and intricate and wondrous." -Terry Brooks "The great new fantasy writer we've all been waiting for." -Orson Scott Card "The type of assured, rich first novel most writers can only dream of producing. THE FANTASY WORLD HAS A NEW STAR." -"Publishers Weekly" (starred review) "REFRESHINGLY NIMBLE AND OF-BEAT...a finely-tuned coming-of-age story, full of humor, action and the occasional dose of magic." -"San Francisco Chronicle" "One of the best stories told in any medium in a decade." -"The Onion" "A rare and great pleasure." -Ursula K. LeGuin "Elegantly told." -"Library Journal" (starred review)

                  Patrick Rothfuss

                  Patrick Rothfuss had the good fortune to be born in Wisconsin in 1973, where the long winters and lack of cable television encouraged a love of reading and writing.

                  After abandoning his chosen field of chemical engineering, Pat became an itinerant student, wandering through clinical psychology, philosophy, medieval history, theater, and sociology. Nine years later, Pat was forced by university policy to finally complete his undergraduate degree in English.

                  When not reading and writing, he teaches fencing and dabbles with alchemy in his basement. Patrick Rothfuss is an award-winning as well as Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author.

                  Visit Patrick Rothfuss's Booktopia Author Page


                  ISBN: 9780756404741
                  ISBN-10: 0756404746
                  Series: Kingkiller Chronicles
                  Audience: General
                  For Ages: 18+ years old
                  For Grades: 12+
                  Format: Paperback
                  Language: English
                  Number Of Pages: 720
                  Published: 1st April 2008
                  Dimensions (cm): 17.2 x 10.6  x 4.0
                  Weight (kg): 0.35