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Subject: The Name of The Wind
Date Posted: 3/28/2008 4:31 PM ET
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I've heard some good things about a The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss.  Has anyone here read it?  What do you think?  Is it overhyped, or is it really that good?

 

Date Posted: 4/2/2008 1:08 PM ET
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Personally, I enjoyed it. The only drawback is that the second book isn't due out until April of 2009. You may want to wait to read the first one.
Date Posted: 4/6/2008 7:35 PM ET
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I read it and LOVED it...great story..It does suck that the next one isn't out till next year.

Date Posted: 4/6/2008 9:40 PM ET
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I pre-ordered the MMPB and got it in the mail last week. I am really looking forward to reading it!

Date Posted: 4/10/2008 9:13 PM ET
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It's been dubbed one of the best fantasy books ever written. And with good reason. This book is beyond awesome! I am on the edge of my seat for the next installment.

Date Posted: 4/12/2008 7:23 AM ET
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I started reading this last night and although I am only about 120 pages in so far, I am LOVING it. It has the perfect "feel" to it. I am already completely sucked into the world and Kvothe's tale. Now I am kicking myself for starting it because I know I will have to wait a year to read the next book!

 

Just as a side note, this is the first book I have bought new in several years. The reviews just sounded so good, I had to pre-order the PB. If this one ends up being as good as I think it will be, I will have to pre-order the next one in HB.... if I can get the money anyway. I lost my job last week so money is super tight. Then again I guess I DO have a year to come up with it!

Subject: Best book of 2007
Date Posted: 4/16/2008 9:34 AM ET
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We've named this book our favorite of 2007 at FanLit.net, so I highly recommend it. Here are a few reviews:

http://www.fantasyliterature.net/rothfusspatrick.html

Date Posted: 6/16/2008 11:23 AM ET
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Thanks for the recommendations everyone.  I bought the book a couple weeks ago, and just finished it last night, and yes, it is awesome!  It's beautifully written, and a compelling tale.

And yes, it sucks to have to wait until 2009 for the next installment. :-P

 

Date Posted: 6/23/2008 2:22 PM ET
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Someone has already listed book 3 in the system... there are only about three wishers so far. Get there early!! The lines for book 1 and 2 are pretty big...