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Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss (review by Elisabeth S. ’16)

The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1)The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Name of the Wind has probably the most stubbornly arrogant protagonist I’ve ever been willing to put up with for 722 pages, though Kvothe makes up for it by being charmingly intelligent and well-written enough to sway the sympathy of the reader. The novel acts as a frame story for an innkeeper—Kote—in an out-of-the-way small town to tell the story of his tumultuous past as the legendary Kvothe Kingkiller to a scribe that has sought him out. From his childhood as a member of a traveling theater troupe to his trials at the prestigious University, Kvothe’s myriad of unique characteristics make him an unlikely yet quite lovable hero. Rothfuss’ writing is fluid and witty and does much to bring Kvothe alive and off of the 2-D page. Highly recommended to all fantasy lovers. – Elisabeth S. ‘16

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