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My name is Pat and I live in Florida. My skin will never be smooth again and my hair will never see color. I enjoy collecting autographs and playing in Paint Shop Pro.,along with reading and writing. Sometimes, I enjoy myself by doing volunteer "work" helping celebrities at autograph shows. I love animals and at one time I did volunteer work for Tippi Hedren's Shambala Preserve.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The Wise Mans Fear

 The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss.
Hardcover: 994 pages
Publisher: DAW Hardcover (March 1, 2011)
ISBN-10: 0756404738

 
From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. As seamless and lyrical as a song from the lute-playing adventurer and arcanist Kvothe, this mesmerizing sequel to Rothfuss's 2007's debut, The Name of the Wind, is a towering work of fantasy. As Kvothe, now the unassuming keeper of the Waystone Inn, continues to share his astounding life story—a history that includes saving an influential lord from treachery, defeating a band of dangerous bandits, and surviving an encounter with a legendary Fae seductress—he also offers glimpses into his life's true pursuit: figuring out how to vanquish the mythical Chandrian, a group of seven godlike destroyers that brutally murdered his family and left him an orphan. But while Kvothe recalls the events of his past, his future is conspiring just outside the inn's doors. This breathtakingly epic story is heartrending in its intimacy and masterful in its narrative essence, and will leave fans waiting on tenterhooks for the final installment.
It was May 1st when I finished reading Name of the Wind.  Knowing I have become a slow reader I am almost surprised that I read this 994 page book in 21 days!  My thumbs will be forever sore holding this book up!
As we all know I stink at "reviews" which is why I always use the review from Amazon. But I will say a few things about the book...
Once again: short chapters! (gotta love Rothfuss for short chapters!!)
Once again: absolutely beautiful story telling. 
If I said this book was worth the long wait everyone had between book one and book two then he might take that long to write book 3...so I won't say that.  Actually, I can't say that.  I bought Name of the Wind a few  years ago and didn't read it.  I wanted to wait for book 2 to be out.  At that time I didn't realize how long it would take for book 2 to come out!... but I had them both and read them back to back.  A worthy feat!  However, now I wonder how long before the last books comes out!
The protagonist, Kvothe, is definitely someone worth reading about.  Not always easy to say when I tend to feel this is a "man's book" but written in such a way that a woman can enjoy it just as much. Enjoyable enough that I really wish we only had one year to wait for the next book!
In the end I'll just say that if you liked Name of the Wind you will like Wise Man's Fear, no doubt about it.. it's an extension of book one!! 
Patrick Rothfuss is one very fine writer!
I Googled for  Reviews of Wise Man's Fear because the book deserves real reviews!:
The Little Red Reviewer
Nethspace
Pats Fantasy Hotlist
Fantasy Book Critic

6 Comments:

Blogger animewookie said...

So glad you enjoyed the second book. I hope the next one comes out quickly for you, because as a wise women once told me..."waiting is fun…not! lol" :D

4:27 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

Pat!! You do NOT suck at reviews!! You've made me want to read these more than anyone has. And sorry I didn't call you back the other day :( I've had the worst stomach virus for 5 days now and just have been cranky :/ We'll talk soon though!

5:12 PM  
Blogger DesLily said...

kelly: yeah no kidding! lol

Chris: I don't even review them, I just say how much I like them lol.. it's ok being old I can't remember all the names or instances to remark on and if I keep notes I find I don't enjoy the book so much so.. eh lol I am not over the top about the book like I was/ am with Drood or 13th Tale but this is definately very enjoyable and fine writing!

5:58 PM  
Blogger Cath said...

I'm with Chris, I love your reviews and comments on books. They always tell me exactly what I want to know.

And I *know* that I'm gonna want to read these two books. But I'd better set aside a hefty chunk of time for that marathon I reckon...

Sorry you're not well, Chris!

6:03 AM  
Blogger Carl V. said...

I'm sorry to hear you are under the weather Chris!

I just skimmed this because I've barely started the book, but I liked seeing at the end that you mentioned that if you like the first book, you'll like this one. There is always a bit of anxiety when reading an author's debut book, wondering if they will be able to pull off the magic again. And I'm proud of you for sprinting through these massive novels. You are a wonder!

11:58 AM  
Blogger DesLily said...

cath: maybe they will be available on your kindle? (much easier to hold thats for sure! lol and I have heard that the authors actually make more money on ebooks)

hey Carl: sprinting? LOL at my age? LOL.. but I am glad that I've read both books and do look forward to book 3

12:40 PM  

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