Thinking Aloud: “The Name of the Wind”

May 26, 2015 by Darius 

The Name of the Wind and its sequel The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss are among the more entertaining novels I’ve read recently.

The Name of the Wind and The Wise Man’s Fear fit snugly into the fantasy/adventure genre:  there’s magic, swordplay, romance, and just about every other hallmark of the genre.  But the writing is crisp and witty, the characters are realistic in their way, and world Rothfuss created operates smoothly, albeit by its own set of rules.  Both books are very long (and I mean nearly 1,000 pages long, each) but read fairly quickly.

Rothfuss is currently working on the third and final installment of the series, but don’t expect it anytime soon.  In the meantime, if you’re looking for some summer reading and enjoy, for example, the film The Princess Bride, I would recommend finding a copy of The Name of the Wind and a comfortable couch.

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