this and the sequel are two of my favorite books. Nick Podehl does is amazing
I gave this one star simply because it appears the author will never finish this trilogy, and to serve as a warning to those looking for a new read. If this book could be read as a stand-alone then it would get more than 1 star, but it isn't a stand-alone, so I can't. It has been over 5 years since he released the 2nd book, and he is closemouthed as to when he anticipates the completion of the 3rd.
Therefore if you decide to read the Kingkiller Chronicles "trilogy", you do so with the knowledge that you may never know how it will end. Besides, at this point I'm beginning to wonder if Rothfuss even knows how it is supposed to end.
**Should Rothfuss EVER decide to finish the series, I will edit my review based on the individual merits of each book.
I haven't "loved" a book before. I love this book. Staying interested in a book is hard for me The Name Of The Wind has sparked a love for reading that has been missing for years. I read the book and it was great, the audio book was well narrated and did not take anything away from the story.
It was a good read and a twist on the usual adolescent genius.
I was somewhat annoyed by the heroes constant stupidity around being piss poor yet hardly using any of his skills to get money and when he did it was an almost singular event and is then poor again by the next chapter, it felt like forced motivation.
I love the book good story I can't wait to get my hands on the 3rd book. I have read these books 3 times working on the 4th time and every time I read them I get for out of them that I missed. Good work man
I made it more than half way through this book. I'm disappointed, this is very highly reviewed. To me it just read like a 16 year old boy’s fantasy life. Super cocky and talented boy has a hard life and scrapes by to become the most awesome hero of all time along with getting the “perfect” girl. The made up words and languages just seemed clunky and obviously fake. Yes they are made up, but some authors manage to make you feel like they are real. The language and mannerisms of the characters was so 21st century. It felt very flat and forced to me. I had to stop listening when he started perusing the girl. That in particular felt the most like an adolescent fantasy.