Authors: Patrick Rothfuss
Page count: 672
This is now my second favorite series of all time, and my favorite currently running series. Patrick Rothfuss is simply genius. I gave this book to my 20 year old buddy who deosn't read...and he read it. I gave it to my Mom, and she read it. It's just a great, great, great book.
The best way to put it: If you read Lord of the Rings 3 years after it was published, and no one had heard of it...
This is one of the best books I have read in quite some time. I first read it when visiting Ethiopia and could not put it down. I ended up missing out on the vistas because my nose was in my book. Reread it and the sequel recently. Truly, a great piece of writing that exceeds my expectations.
Though a bit rough around the edges and occasionally self-indulgent in its prose, The Name of the Wind is one of the most engrossing stories the genre has seen in decades, a true epic of storytelling reminiscent of Le Guin and Hobb at their best. Rothfuss knows character, and his protagonist Kvothe is but one of many compelling figures in a new world that will draw you in fully from page one.
The book took a decade to write, and every word is carefully chosen and polished. A riveting take on the traditional fantasy coming-of-age story that cannot be put down until finished.
Cons: Such a fast read that it is over before you're ready. The frame story can be dry and distracting. While the books stands on its own, the inevitable sequels have yet to be released.