No one has ever made a giant flashback interesting until Rothfuss..this makes Camus' The Fall look clumsy and wooden...o it was! Well leave it to Rothfuss. If he can make a giant flashback work next Book is a one-sided conversation on existentialism lol...
When the protagonist turned out to be such a wimp and got pounded in his own Inn by a couple of soldiers...what was Rothfuss thinking? Don't go all G.Martin on us cause you kill off the protag in this one... end of flashback!
The fact that his performance was so seamless that I never thought about him once!
When you give up sleep three nights I guess that means you like the book?
I have long had a sneaking suspicion that he drinks his advances and then takes up writing only when completely broke thus the exorbitant times between books...someone get him a Dragon SRS so he can get all Steven King, unedited, stream of consciousness on us.
I love a good story, especially one with a bit of a dark side.
This is seriously one of the best stories out there. I could sit around a fire on a never ending night and listen to Kvothe tell his story for days. I can't wait for the next book, and hope that after his life is told, and written, his legend will continue with his future.
I have an english degree from the University of Wisconsin River-Falls (UWRF). I read, write, and listen to stories daily.
This book is impossible to review properly. Instead I'll say that this book makes my top five along with East of Eden, David Copperfield, Kidnapped, and Name of the Wind. Nick Podehl does a nice job, but occasionally mispronounces a name.
This series is so fun and funny at times.We're listening to Games of Thrones, but we find the this series to be so much more interesting and creative. Lighter too. The Author does an excellent job with the many many characters, but the listeners don't get confused.
I have yet to write my review of the first of these two books, but I will soon. This second book is just as good as the first only extended. In fact I was quite surprised to find out that it is about twice to three times longer than the first. Despite that though, it is a marvelous read and really holds your attention. Am going to have to research as I'm sure there is more coming just likely not published yet? Am eager to find out what happens to young Kvothe and his Denna and even Bast and Chronicller. Loved the character Tempe as well. :) A must read!
This tale snares you in the beginning and just won't let you go.
This series is now in my top two for favorite listens, only possibly edged out by Jordans wheel of time, but that may change with the coming of book three.
Absolutely. A fascinating 2nd book that really kept me wanting more. Definitely read "The Name of the Wind" first. The story moved in new interesting directions beyond the University. It's been a long wait (and continues to be) for the third installment and I'm concerned it can only be a let down after this.
I'm generally not a huge fantasy fan, but I like fantasy books like this. The setting and characters are not too far removed from our own world. The names are unique but not unnecisarily bizarre. The characters are relatable and I found the story fascinating.
I can't tell you how much fun this book and The Name of the Wind has been to read. Exceptional story-telling that paints a vivid picture of a different time and place. The characters are rich and "real."
Reminds me a little bit of Game of Thrones, but to be honest I think this is better. I mention the two because the strongest parts of Game involve strong characters and great stories. Rothfuss seems to be more focused and consistent than George RR.
There are so many great scenes. I have to admit I loved the scene where they go out to capture bandits in the woods. Exciting. Scary. Nice pace.
I think more than anything else it filled me with wonder. In this day and age, where there are so many bad books out there, and "self-publishing" means anyone that can type can claim to be a "writer," it is a real pleasure to find someone who can create pictures in the air with words. Superb writing.
There had BETTER be a third book in this series when I get down with this one, or we will be talking, Mr. Rothfuss!!!!!!!
Superb. Just superb. The only book I have enjoyed as much is Ready Player One.
This story is so good I had a hard time turning it off to sleep. The story and characters are so engaging that my thoughts are being Narrated in my head as if Kvoth is telling them to me. This is truly a well told story.
Be sure to listen to the Day 1 before starting this one and then be prepared to wait impatiently for Day 3. This is a phenomenal continuation of the first book and it's clean enough for the whole family to enjoy.
I have only listened to the audio book.What a wonderful listening experience.
When is the next book due out? The book ended with far to many unanswered questions.