|The Name of the Wind
||[Apr. 19th, 2011|08:48 pm]
If you enjoy fantasy literature to even the slightest degree, go and acquire a copy of The Name of the Wind, by Patrick Rothfuss. And then read it. Like, now.
And then join me in cursing the fact that the third book hasn't even been written yet, so you can't go out immediately and read the rest of the story.
As it is, I think I may have to hold off a bit on book two, just so I can savor it. And maybe to avoid going into withdrawl.
Just a STUNNINGLY good book. Seriously.
Maria. They call the wind Maria.
Yes! And I haven't ordered book two for the same reason.
Speaking of good books, have you read "souless" by Gail Carriger? It is deffinately not the same caliber of writings "the name of the wind", but it is totally fun nonetheless. Mad science! Hunky Scottish werewolves! Parasols! I highly recommend it!
But it's sooooooooooooooooooo good. In it, we learn that Kvothe --------------- ------ ---------------. We also learn that Reshi means -----------------, and that Bast is Kvothe's -----------. Ooh and we learn that Kvothe's father was ----- -----.
We learn none of these things. He's a big liar. :)
And we're sorry (since it was 4 years between the 1st and 2nd books, so who knows how long the 3rd will take).
But only a little bit.
Heh, this reminds me of reading Game of Thrones when it first came out in hardcover. And then eagerly getting each new book in the series. And now it's been, what, five years since the last one?
I've added it to my Library Holds.
Edited at 2011-04-20 04:24 pm (UTC)
Oh, goddammit. /wishlists
You are the third enthusiastic recommendation. Who wants to lend me a copy?
I told you. But then you wouldn't read it. I loaned it to you. But then you wouldn't read it. Finally, I shamed you (because you left it in your room for a week, and G found it and read it first). And you read it.
And you liked it. :) See. I told you.
I *knew* that it would be good and that I would like it, I just hadn't gotten to it yet! :-P
It was recommended to me in an airport bookstore (MSP), and since the woman liked Bujold and someone else I like, I figured, what the hell, even though I often find fantasy a little boring. After re-reading the first 5 pages a few times, I was sucked in.
I've been waiting for the 2nd book for 3 years. I wonder how long I can hold off on reading it to make it closer to the last.