Renee began this Throwback Thursday meme at Its Book Talk as a way to share some of her old favorites as well as sharing books that she wants to read that were published over a year ago. Books that were published over a year ago are almost always easier to find at libraries or at a discounted sale price. As I have been sifting through my TBR list and purging those books that no longer hold my interest, I came across several from years past that I have not yet had the opportunity to read that I’d love to share with you!
Title: The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
Published: March 27th 2007
Added to TBR: December 2016
Published by: Penguin Group DAW Hardcover
Told in Kvothe’s own voice, this is the tale of the magically gifted young man who grows to be the most notorious wizard his world has ever seen.
The intimate narrative of his childhood in a troupe of traveling players, his years spent as a near-feral orphan in a crime-ridden city, his daringly brazen yet successful bid to enter a legendary school of magic, and his life as a fugitive after the murder of a king form a gripping coming-of-age story unrivaled in recent literature.
A high-action story written with a poet’s hand, The Name of the Wind is a masterpiece that will transport readers into the body and mind of a wizard.
My sister has been recommending this book to me for some time now even though I only added it on Goodreads in December. I’ve been putting it off because it is high fantasy which I usually don’t connect with but, I must admit, I am still tempted. Why? Rothfuss himself. He is a riot on social media and some of the articles he has written or taken part in are great. Not to mention he is a gamer which holds a special place in my heart. I know I’ll read this book eventually but it may be a while yet. Going to have to be in the right mood for it.
Have you read this book or another one by Rothfuss? What are your thoughts?