Book Review of The Name of the Wind (Kingkiller Chronicles, Bk 1)

The Name of the Wind (Kingkiller Chronicles, Bk 1)
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Helpful Score: 5

Gorgeous writing, true-to-life characters and an engrossing story--this book has it all--and how poorly that expresses the magic of The Name of the Wind.

The characters are real people, people who don't always know the right answers, or say the right things at the right time, and who don't always win, or learn from the losing. Yet many are people I'd love to meet for their courage and insight, their humor, for their sheer human-ness. The story is intriguing, meticulously detailed, marvelously inventive, yet never slow. And the writing is simply wonderful. Period. It's been a long time since I've savored writing that resonates with me so deeply, and re-read passages because I didn't want them to end.