The Name of the Wind

Novel, Fantasy by Patrick Rothfuss

Blurb

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.

First Published

2007

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cecil.duke

Cecil.duke

Decent story, but the author is amazingly long winded making this book more dressing that meat.

0 Responses posted in October
surflegende

Surflegende

Nach Herr der Ringe eine sehr schöne Fantasy Geschichte, die mich in Ihre Welt aufsog...für mich ein herrlich kurzweiliger Zeitvertreib ...

0 Responses posted in September
antonio.1

Antonio.1

Maravilloso

0 Responses posted in April
aaron.tracy

Aaron.tracy

One of the best books I've ever read

0 Responses posted in October
effer2k07

Effer2k07

One of the greatest novels I've ever read. I was enthralled and devoured it.

0 Responses posted in May
readgeekthom

Readgeekthom

Einstieg in eine der besten Fantasy-Geschichten der jüngeren Zeit. Kritikpunkt: Die Gegenspieler "Chandrian" und deren Motive bleiben zu sehr im Hintergrund

0 Responses posted in December
skunk

Skunk

Ein Standard-Fantasy-Roman mit Magie und schimmerndem Helden ... denkt man zuerst. Trotzdem kann das Buch (und auch seine Fortsetzungen) gut fesseln. An manchen Stellen hätte man gut auch etwas kürzen können, trotzdem lesenswert, wenn man etwas freie Zeit mit leicher Lektüre überbrücken will.

0 Responses posted in May
Tessa

Tessa

With this one, I made a fascinating observation. Either you love it, or you hate it. Well. I loved it. So, so much. I read it a couple of days ago, and I just can't stop thinking about it. So great! I loved Rothfuss' beautiful world and everything in it. He created such darkness and such beauty in everything. The cities, the tales, the music, the characters. He is the master of realness and inbetweens. No black and whites. No fake perfection. But a realness that is so rare in fantasy. I loved everything about it. So in love with this. And Patrick Rothfuss. That man deserves a cookie!

0 Responses posted in February
lottaleadpipe

Lottaleadpipe

Among the worst books I've read, right down there with 50 Shades of Gray. Hours of my life wasted; I'm embarrassed that I finished a book with so little merit. I thought it was so bad that I'm disappointed in the friend who recommended it.

0 Responses posted in February
lottaleadpipe

Lottaleadpipe

This is among the worst books I've ever read, right down there with 50 Shades of Gray. Hours of my life wasted. Embarrassed that I finished. Disappointed in the friend who recommended.

0 Responses posted in February
acmorimoto

Acmorimoto

Lembra Harry Potter, só que é melhor.

1 Response posted in January
mahpenna

Mahpenna

Simply Awesome! Loved this book!

0 Responses posted in January
Fr3d1

Fr3d1

El único libro que ha conseguido hacerme reír, llorar y pasar miedo por el protagonista. Nos encontramos ante fantasía que se aleja de las historias típicas de elfos, dragones y enanos, y nos muestra a un hombre que pudo ser todo, y que sin embargo, no le queda nada.

0 Responses posted in January
raul

Raul

Magia pura

0 Responses posted in January
mrflanders

Mrflanders

Best book I've read in many years. I cannot give enough praise to this fantastic debut by Rothfuss. The story hooks you from the start and takes you on a journey you would never have imagined. A must read!

0 Responses posted in December
coltonpa

Coltonpa

Great book, very well written and kept me hook from beginning to the end.

0 Responses posted in December
Kateroni

Kateroni

Interesting story, but there were too many non-relevant side stories. The overall story moved too slowly for my taste. 4.0

0 Responses posted in November
lecter

Lecter

Nicht nur eine der besten Fantasy-Geschichten der letzten Jahre, sondern auch sprachlich herausragend. Eine glatte 10!

0 Responses posted in October
Flobo

Flobo

Eines der besten Bücher die ich gelesen habe. Man kann nicht mehr aufhören zu lesen.

0 Responses posted in July
m3t3or

M3t3or

Gehört mit zu meinen Lieblingsbüchern. Packend geschrieben, gute Story, in sich Schlüssig: Sehr zu empfehlen!

0 Responses posted in June
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