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The Name of The Wind - Patrick Rothfuss (Hardback) - $15.08 AUD (Was $30) @ Book Depository

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Phenomenal read for yourself or excellent gift for any lover of Fantasy books

I'm a hard convert to my Kindle, but sometimes I come across a read that I enjoy so much I want to own a hardcopy. Something I can display proudly on my book shelf, lend to friends and have on hand for the inevitable technological collapse of modern society.

I loved this read. If you enjoyed Wheel of Time, are reading the Stormlight Archives (book 3 out next week!) or are a fan of the epic fantasy genre, you will too.

Whether or not it's your jam this is a great buy for a Christmas gift to anyone who fits the above literary description! I've actually bought this as a present for my brother and can't wait to share Rothfuss' world with him.


The Name of the Wind : 10th Anniversary Deluxe Illustrated Edition

4.55/ 5 (461,720 ratings by Goodreads)
English
By (author) Patrick Rothfuss

'I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings. I burned down the town of Trebon. I have spent the night with Felurian and left with both my sanity and my life. I was expelled from the University at a younger age than most people are allowed in. I tread paths by moonlight that others fear to speak of during day. I have talked to Gods, loved women, and written songs that make the minstrels weep. My name is Kvothe.You may have heard of me'
So begins the tale of Kvothe - currently known as Kote, the unassuming innkeepter - from his childhood in a troupe of traveling players, through his years spent as a near-feral orphan in a crime-riddled city, to his daringly brazen yet successful bid to enter a difficult and dangerous school of magic. In these pages you will come to know Kvothe the notorious magician, the accomplished thief, the masterful musician, the dragon-slayer, the legend-hunter, the lover, the thief and the infamous assassin.
The Name of the Wind is fantasy at its very best, and an astounding must-read title.

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Format Hardback | 704 pages
Dimensions 132 x 204 x 44mm | 590g
Publication date 02 Nov 2017
Publisher Orion Publishing Co
Imprint Gollancz
Publication City/Country London, United Kingdom
Language English
ISBN10 1473223075
ISBN13 9781473223073
Bestsellers rank 596

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  • +1 vote

    Great book, well worth a read.

  • +1 vote

    Great Book that you wont be able to put down. Just be prepared to be hooked, buy the second book too, then cry when PR hasnt finished "Doors of Stone" and will continue to tease you with other books instead of finishing the one you want.
    Will probably have to wait another 3 years before he puts on twitter "yeah, but nah. maybe next year."

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      book 3 out next week

      Wait, really? Link me? I cant find anything online about it

      Edit: Says release 2020 here

      • +1 vote

        Sorry mate, I wish Doors of Stone was out next week!
        I was talking about book 3 of Sanderson's Stormlight Archives series coming out on the 14th. If you haven't read those yet give them a crack. I wasn't a huge Sanderson fan but these have been his best work to date IMO

    • +1 vote

      I read the first book and found it very overrated. I didn't like the Mary Sue nature of the main character.

      The book took place over one evening, him retelling his life story. But listening to the audio book, it took more than 24 hours to read it out loud. Very long evening.

      Author is a slow writer too. By the time the second book came out, I'd forgotten a lot of details and names, and he refused to give any detailed summaries of the first book to jog readers' memory. He said, read the book again.

      So I bailed.

      • -2 votes

        I read the first line of this review and found it very trite. I didn't like the parroting 'Mary Sue' about the main character because it is lazy, uninformative criticism that was likely lifted from something you heard one time on the internet anyway.

        • +1 vote

          There is a definition for 'Mary Sue'. I don't make up these definitions.

          http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/MarySue

          The prototypical Mary Sue is an original female character in a fanfic who obviously serves as an idealized version of the author mainly for the purpose of Wish Fulfillment. She's exotically beautiful, often having an unusual hair or eye color, and has a similarly cool and exotic name. She's exceptionally talented in an implausibly wide variety of areas, and may possess skills that are rare or nonexistent in the canon setting. She also lacks any realistic, or at least story-relevant, character flaws — either that or her "flaws" are obviously meant to be endearing.

          He fits the criteria. He either does or he doesn't. There's nothing "lazy" about saying it.

          You sound salty that I didn't love the book you loved.

  • +1 vote

    Yep, fantastic story

  • +1 vote

    Found this book to be overrated, overly simple. Was looking for something similar to song of fire and ice

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      I think you're the only other person in the world who shares that opinion with me.

      I didn't like the main character. He was too good at everything, and overcomes all challenges far too easily.

      There were some interesting bad guys who make brief appearances. The Chandrian they are called. I wanted to know more about them but he kept them mysterious in book 1, and I don't feel like reading the rest of the series.

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    I listened to this on audiobook and found it a struggle to stick with. Nothing wrong with it, just I didn't find it the greatest

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    I didn't realise this had such a huge following until I saw the Kickstarter campaign for some playing cards (funded 16 Sep 2017 by 10,090 backers with 630,300usd):

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/882053899/the-name-of-t...

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    I am unable to find the coupon box during checkout.
    Customer service said to click the link provided in the email for the code to show.

    Edit: Price has been updated on the website and no longer $15.08

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    Got the book today but its not an illustrated edition :(

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