|This makes it look a bit too somber|
I finally picked up "The Name of Wind." It had me by the 7th page or so (That is fast for me, some times I reread beginnings of books after I get a bit in and start to care a bit). The writing is to put it simply - lovely. It really rolls around in your mind. It has been a long time since I've taken such delight in how a traditional fantasy novel was actually written. It is not dense or heavy or dark, though that is all in the book. I am left with the humor of it. Natural humor. The humor of a good story teller telling you a terribly sad story so that you can't help but laugh. My favorite kind of story and teller! There is no despair and gnashing of teeth. There is practicality and the understanding that the world is essentially ridiculous. I love it. Add to that a interesting lead character and some very well developed and interesting side characters and we really have a story! I was totally absorbed and wanted to know more immediately. The writing is too good to skim to the action parts, so I had to be patient . . . it is a long book. This is the first book in awhile that has made me want to take a long time with it. Delightful!
|red hair too! :)|
That is my glowing review. If you don't usual read fantasy I would say this is actually a pretty good place to start. Funny and interesting. What could be better? I must say I was surprised and how little happened in the rather long book . . . can't say that I was disappointed by the story or the plot.
Final Note - Authors who have Joss Whedon T-shirts are awesome (and know what funny is)
|Rothfuss = awesome|
|If you don't know what a Jayne hat is . . . I'm sad for you :(|