The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

The Name of the Wind

By Patrick Rothfuss

  • Release Date: 2007-03-27
  • Genre: Fantasy
Score: 5
5
From 342 Ratings
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Description

The riveting first-person narrative of a young man who grows to be the most notorious magician his world has ever seen. From his childhood in a troupe of traveling players, to years spent as a near-feral orphan in a crime- ridden city, to his daringly brazen yet successful bid to enter a legendary school of magic, The Name of the Wind is a masterpiece that transports readers into the body and mind of a wizard. It is a high-action novel written with a poet's hand, a powerful coming-of-age story of a magically gifted young man, told through his eyes: to read this book is to be the hero.

Reviews

  • Reading it for a third time

    5
    By Anaalbernaz
    I literally recommend this book to everyone I meet.
  • 5/5 no question

    5
    By Skenzuenwozn
    Read LOTR, GOT, WOT, and the Malazan Series. Kingkiller Chronicles tops the charts for me. I would recommend these two books to anyone. Very well written, unpredictable, and just simply outstanding in every aspect.
  • Name of the wind

    5
    By The Grg.
    2 thumbs up, true holiday fun
  • Absolutely fabulous book

    5
    By TheCanadianMike
    A guaranteed great read and a sure way to get someone into fantasy novels.
  • Name of the Wind

    4
    By Bruce Milligan
    Started slow but in the end one of the best reads in a while. This work in equal to Card, Brooks, Fiest and Farland.
  • The name of the wind

    5
    By smeahol
    Very good now where's the rest. I don't care if it's been "done before" just wrap it up in a trilogy and you will have earned your stars
  • Amazing

    5
    By TrinkedJC
    This book series is amazing. I can't remember how I came across them and only started them as I was stuck on a plane for 13 hours. I couldn't stop reading it. They are now my favorite books.
  • Wow. Just wow.

    5
    By Dick tuggin Terry
    First review I've written, but this book deserves it. Only took a couple of days to get through, not that it's a short story. I read it while I waited for the bus. I read while i was on the bus. I read it after I'd eaten on my breaks. I'd go to bed early just to read more. Already got the next book ready to go. Thoroughly enjoyed it from start to finish.
  • The very best!

    5
    By Kacy2014
    An epic story with a main character that brings it all to the table!
  • It's good. Not worthy of it's reputation though.

    3
    By Derrel_77
    Like every avid fantasy reader, I was excited to dive into this book. Having finished it, I can only wonder what all the hype is about. I'm in no way saying that it's a bad book, or even that I disliked it. I'm just baffled by how many people seem to love this book, and how many people recommended it to me. It's not innovative. There's nothing in it that offers a fresh perspective to the genre. It's simple. You want twists and turns? Not here. This is Boy Wonder getting what he wants over and over (although, at times it may seem like hope is lost). The main character is lazily written. You want different facets and multidimensional character development? Try another book. This guy knows everything about everything. Boy genius. Plain and simple. If Rothfuss is on your reading list, I still do think that he is worth reading. Just don't heed the mind-blowing reputation that this book has garnered. The writing is fluid, there's a cart load of intrigue, and the world appears to be well thought out. It's good ol' fashioned fantasy! I'll definitely be reading book two.

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