Loved this book. I was constantly trying to figure out what the Arthur was gonna do next. wonderful thought provoking kept me dreaming about what would happen next. cNnot wait to start the next one.
I was a little underwhelmed by this book although I had heard great things about it. I found Kvothe obnoxious. I thought the descriptions of women were two dimensional. Every woman was beautiful and in love with Kvothe, but he didn't realize. However, I think, after reading the second book, that these "faults" are part of the slow burn of this amazing author and series. Kvothe is an obnoxious, girl crazy teenaged boy. But the story grows up as he does.
This is not a series packed with non-stop action, but I think it is growing into the best fantasy series in progress now.
TL;DR: Have patience, and give the next book a try even if you aren't blown away by this one. This book has faults, but it's all worth it for the sequel.
Patrick Rothfuss is the best new author I have perhaps ever come across. He is a true wordsmith, a master in the art of story telling. This book is worth reading for his phrasing alone. It has a poetic cadence and like music is better when heard. The story is captivating. I can not recommend this book higher. It is a masterpiece. Enjoy.
This is probably one of the most well written books I have ever read. The story isn't predictable, but it has a great flow. It keeps you interested. The characters have depth, and variation. The world created by the author is unique but familiar enough that it feels natural.... just read this book. you won't regret it.
This is a Carolina Wren fledgling. The parents had their nest in the spiderplant by my back door. This allowed me to take a lot of photos.
Fascinating, drawing, pulling one deeper and deeper into the compelling story of a boy thrown into tragedy; a boy who refuses to allow his life to remain tragic and therefore changes his story through persevering in pursuit of a better life.
Lost at Frist then in chapter 8 the story begins and then I was like wow omg I could not stop listening then I had to get book 2 as soon as this one was over
The performance by the narrator was horrible. I actually checked the book out of the library to read the story.
The actual story, characters, and detail are very enjoyable.
The book itself was fine - but the narration was annoying.