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manton
manton

Finished reading: The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss 📚

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kimberlyhirsh
kimberlyhirsh

@manton How'd you like it? This book actually broke me and I had a hard time getting back into reading because nothing was it. Kristen Cashore's Graceling broke through the reading block.

manton
manton

@kimberlyhirsh I went into it without any expectations, and I think it caught me off guard that almost the entire book is backstory... I really enjoyed it, but also feel like I need to read the next book in the series to get the full picture of where all this is going. 🙂

jsonbecker
jsonbecker

@manton fair warning-- the next book is also all backstory. They're both really good, but Rothfuss is nowhere near catching up to "now"-- which may be an intentional subversion, but important I think to not feel disappointed. Also, the short book/novella, The Slow Regard of Silent Things is one of the most beautiful stories I've ever read. I can't honestly remember if you need to read the second book before that one.

SciPhi
SciPhi

@jsonbecker Slow Regard is the best of the three, IMO (been several years so I am fuzzy on plot details for other two books)

SciPhi
SciPhi

@jsonbecker Slow Regard is the best of the three, IMO (been several years so I am fuzzy on plot details for other two books)

kimberlyhirsh
kimberlyhirsh

@manton I don't like the next one as much.

manton
manton

@jsonbecker I'm looking forward to The Slow Regard of Silent Things. Auri seems like a great character who we only got a little glimpse of in the first book.