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A review of three arts revisited dawn was coming the keys of a laptop lay in stillness to continue a review and it was a review of three Dangerously Placed partsthe most obviousart was a vast echoing uestion made by answers that were lacking if there had been Just Destiny pages words would have wrapped and scattered across the sheets ofaper beneath anxious hands ideas would have formed and floated and chased the uestion across the mind like a wisp of summer breeze if there had been to kvothes story he would have Paradise Run played and traversed across the four corners of civilisation brushing the uestion away like an unraveling half forgotten dream if there had been a third book but no of course there was no third book in fact there were none of these things and so the review remained across the internet the noise of distant conclusions and theories wereosted across forums but these ideas were slender as a thread with one counterpoint breaking them leaving only mumbling osters and unsatisfied thinkers but those thoughts faded too leaving nothing but a second art of the review waiting like an endless indrawn breaththe third Help Me, Jacques Cousteau part was not an easy thing to notice if you read long enough you might begin to feel it in the warmth that floods your heart as you fall in love with a story it was in the heavy words that lay acrossages reluctantly turned because the end was coming all too uickly and it was in the hands of the girl who sat on her bed enchanted typing the first thoughts and feelings that came to her during the nightthe girl had true brown hair brown as a mouse her eyes were bright and attentive and she typed with the sure direction of one who has read and reviewed many books over time the laptop was hers just as the third Dignity Rising 1: Gefesselte Seelen part was hers this was appropriate as it was the greatestart of the three holding the others inside itself it was deep and wide as autumns ending it was heavy as a great river smooth stone it was the The Book of Mordred patient cut flower sound of a girl forever awaiting the continuation of a storythanks for introducing me to kvothe john even though you dont like him P 5 stars This review is from 2011In case you haven t heard today is the release day of the long awaited seuel to The Name of the Wind a delightful debut fantasy novel by Patrick Rothfuss I ve had therivilege of reading the book so I thought I d Oracle R12 Applications DBA Field Guide post a heads up here for those of you who read my blog along with a review Of sorts Also a reminder I did an interview with Pat and he kind of interviewed me back for You can read it at this link ONE A REVIEW OF THE WISE MAN S FEARAll right so the review of Wise Man s Fear will focus on one uestion Is it as good as the firstThe answer is yes and I feel that it s uite a bit better That is saying a lotThere s the review I figure that those of you reading this blog will either1 Have read Name of the Wind and liked it so that review should be than enough for you2 Have read Name of the Wind and didn t like it If so I respect your opinion even though you re obviously a crazyerson3 Haven t yet read Name of the Wind so giving you an extensive review of the second book would really just be a big confusing spoilerPART TWO GO BUY ITThis is a very very good book If you liked the first might I suggest that you go out and Wie war das noch? Schulwissen, neu aufpoliert purchase yourself a copy this week Pat may not mention it himself but first week sales are very helpful in giving a book good momentum It will determine how long the book stays on shelves how good itslacement is in weeks to come and how aggressively the seuel will be ordered by bookstoresAs I always state for my own books if you re not a hardcover buyer don t feel guilty not going out to get it as authors we like you to consume books as you Hidden Boundaries prefer to consume them Library hardcover ebookaperback your call However if you are intending to read Wise Man s Fear in hardcover buying it early rather than late is always a nice sign for the author Also I ve got a selfish reason for wanting Pat to sell well I d very much like to have a nice friendly rivalry going with the chap The Way of Kings hit 7 on the New York Times list If Pat can hit in the top five with this book it will give me something to shoot forHonestly I m hoping he hits 1 It s well within the realm of ossibility for this book and he deserves it It will help the entire genre if this book sells well as it will rove that big epic fantasy books by newer authors are still
viable and will also rove that excellence will be rewarded by the readershipPART THREE A LONGER REVIEW and will also rove that excellence will be rewarded by the readershipPART THREE A LONGER REVIEW OFOkay so I m off on a tangent again Let s bring this back into focus I m going to assume that some of you haven t read Name of the Wind yet I often suggest it to Forever I'm Yours people it s become alongside Tigana The Eye of the World and Dragonsbane one of my top recommendations for fantasy readers Often howevereople ask why they should read the book Why do I recommend itBecause it s awesomeWhy is it awesomeThis often stops me Why is Pat s writing awesomeWell the books have an absolutely wonderful magic system One art science one art historical seudoscience one art magical wonder It s the type of magic system that I m always delighted to read and ranks among my favorites in fantasy literature But that alone doesn t describe why the books are awesomeIn many ways Name of the Wind is like an old familiar coat A young man orphaned at a young age Time spent on the streets living as a thief and a street rat A wizards school Those who have not liked the book have often complained about the familiar tropes What I love about how Pat uses these tropes however is the realism he strives to impartI view this story like a Batman Begins type realism reboot of many classic fantasy tropes We get to hear the legends of Kvothe then read the truth and make the connections of how things spiraled from realistic to fantastic The way Pat does this is genius In some Renoir places you can barelyick out the tropes he is using after one seuence in Wise Man s Fear I found myself laughing uproariously as I realized the mythological foundation for the seuence There are familiar tropes but they re taken and made so new and fresh that you have to eer through several layers of silk to see them for what they are In other cases there is delightful originalityThose things however also fail to describe why the books are awesomeKvothe is a very compelling hero very classical in that he s widely accomplished yet marred by a single dominating flaw In this case his temper He is
*witty charming and *charming and wonderfully capable that he s a delight to read about Particularly following much of the current fiction I ve read which seems to take the utmost ains to make certain I don t like anyone I m reading about He s noble yet brash and is clever but inexperienced Which makes him dense on occasion He livesBut even that is not what truly makes these books awesomeIn the end I think that if I distill why I ve loved these books so much than others it s because of this They re beautiful Wise Man s Fear is a beautiful book to read Masterful Nightwing: On the Razor's Edge prose a sense of cohesion to the storytelling a wonderful sense ofacing None of that is the reason for the awesomeness any than a single dab of Bakunin: The Creative Passion paint is the reason why a Monet is a thing of wonder But if you step back to look and digest theiece as a whole not thinking too much about the The Donegal Woman parts you are left with a sense of aweThere is a beauty to Pat s writing that defies description Perhaps if Kvothe were here he could write an appropriate song that would capture itBrandonps As this is of note to many of those in my audience I feel that I should mention that this book contains a fair bit sex than therevious volume did Pat avoids graphic details but there are events in the latter half of the book that some readers may find discomforting There s a tendency when reading a series to rate the books against each other rather than against the world I ve seen it done to my own books I loved XXXX of Thorns but it wasn t as good as YYYY of Thorns so 4I didn t enjoy The Wise Man s Fear as much as I enjoyed The Name of the Wind I didn t enjoy A Dance With Dragons as much as I enjoyed A Game of Thrones But I m giving them ALL 5 because compared to most books I read they re noticeably better I won t 4 this book to make my Martha's Chickens and the Pirates point that it s for me not as good as itsredecessor I ll make that The Necromancer, or The Tale of the Black Forest point here With wordsReaders often get confused between the journey the destination and the story When the reader thinks the story lies at the end of the journey and the writer thinks the story IS the journey it can cause tensions between themReading TWMFart of me was always wanting to get back to the thing where the thing was where my knee jerk tells me the story lies ie making solid Amstel Girl: Playing With Destiny progress at the university in order to tackle the Chandrian And that really doesn t happen in this very long book In fact so little happens in that direction that I wonder if Rothfuss might not wholly evade that issue Certainly if he s to conclude the story in three books it seems that a drastic up ing of focus andace or a 10000 age book would be reuired to deal with Heliax and friendsSo let s ut to one side the fact that if you think the story is about revenge on the Chandrian then basically nothing happened and note instead that all the side adventuring was fun to read and very well writtenKvothe continues to be brilliant at everything The fact that on one A Diary of Darkness: The Wartime Diary of Kiyosawa Kiyoshi page late on we discover he s not genius level at mathematics hardly balances that heicks up a difficult new language makes startling Hiam progress at marshal arts and impresses a sex fairy with his sexing even though it s his first timeIf you let go of your destination desires this is an enjoyable book with greatrose The story meanders seemingly without direction In fact a big chunk of it is about Kvothe and friends meandering without direction hunting bandits in a vast wood The aim doesn t feel We Give a Squid a Wedgie (An Accidental Adventure, particularly importantrotecting tax collectors in a distant land the meat of it doesn t feel very exciting they wander for a LONG time and much of it feels Barbarossa Through Soviet Eyes pretty random the sex fairy encounter comes out of nowhere but even so Ilain enjoyed reading it we get our little band group dynamics we get story telling around the camp fire and each told story is a fun bit of fiction in itself It all sounds a bit dull when I lay it out but the deliciousness like the devil is in the detail and I kept coming back for In the end we re back at the university and bugger all has been accomplished On a basic level we re Kropotkin: 'The Conquest of Bread' and Other Writings pretty much where we started and left wondering how this story is going to move forward But on an entirely different level I ve consumed a 1000age book in an unheard of for me two weeks and enjoyed Tolstoy and the Purple Chair: My Year of Magical Reading pretty much every minute of it So five starsI now at long last join the end of a lengthy ueue ofeople agitating for book 3 Join my 3 emails a year newsletter Tajna vještina - Gibonni biografija prizes 455 starsThe Wise Man s Fear had all theotential to be better than The Name of the Wind and although this is still an amazing book 10 Soluciones Simples Para El Deficit de Atencion En Adultos putting it in comparison with itsreuel show how this one fell a bit short in ualityPicture The Wise Man s Fear main uoteThe lot of WMF still as simplistic as the revious book started on Day 2 straight after the end of NotW with Kvothe sharing his life journey to Chronicler with Bast listening to it If you think the acing of NotW was slow believe me that Rothfuss managed to slow it down even Don t be fooled by my six days reading ace of this tome This is actually one of the slowest A Lion Among Men paced books I ever read in my entire lifeAre thelot and Hannah Pritchard: Pirate of the Revolution pacing bad for the story No it s actually really great it had the sense of danger that therevious book lacked and it still followed the root of the series I ve always love slow Otis paced or fastaced book eually but for a book that s filled with 994 A Speech on the Present Duties and Future Destiny of the Negro Race: September 2, 1872 (Classic Reprint) pages Rothfuss could ve done so much with the story especially with itsacing Looking at it from bird s eye view the overall story is fantastic There are some important events that Kiss of the Spiderwoman provide information to why theresent world is in its state especially the meeting with a new entity called Ctaeh This meeting itself added a lot of depth to Kvothe s chronicle and the trilogy s overarching story It s only after this encounter that I realized why KKC fans are so eager for what events may occur in The Doors of Stone However as great as the The Mutants Are Coming plot is WMF suffers from the infamous 2nd book syndrome in which there are a lot of unnecessary emphases on the filler contents The important story aren t given enough focus and the fillerarts are given way too many I know the fillers arts are necessary for Kvothe s character development but they could ve been cut down or replaced with something much important to the resent story For example compiling from the available two book that s around 1600 Alles in meinem Dasein ist Musik... pages out of thoseages Kvothe spent around 600 Witch Is Why The Moon Disappeared pages in the University that s the entire length of NotW already I admit I love the time Kvothe spent in the University but I m starting to think Rothfuss had a horrible grudge with student tuition and student loan as those 600ages and most of Kvothe s chronicle up to now had to do with settling that tuition rather than giving information on the Chandrian Also The Name of the Wind had Kvothe s chronicle told right from he s 8 years old up to when he s 15 years old The Wise Man s Fear only focused on Kvothe s life until 17 years old that s only 2 years despite having almost 400 ages than NotWMy revious Underground (Unbelievers, point doesn t mean that I dislike the book or saying that it s a negativeoint no it s not I stated that only to emphasize that the The Letters and Lessons of Teddy Roosevelt for His Sons plot HAD a lot ofotential to be engrossing than the current state The worst art of the book for me however should not be a surprise to anyone who has read this already Denna This is what made my reading enjoyment of this book decreased Not only Denna s ersonality encapsulates everything I don t ever want to see in a girl Kvothe s hundreds of The Purposeful Graduate pages infatuation with her is really tedious and infuriating to read Kvothe s and Denna s stupid romance reallyut a sour taste to my enjoyment of the book it was okay in NotW but it only got worse here that I literally face Inscriptions for Headstones palmed myself at oneoint For me every time Denna is not in the Thailand's Sickest - Hell To Pay picture the story became compelling despite how slowaced and fillery it is it s not an exaggeration to say that Denna is one of the worst heroine of all time out of all medium for me Luckily this Huumetsaarin jouluyö part is the onlyroblem I had with the book the characters the scarce actions music world building and Retail. De digitale hysterie voorbij prose still work together in bringing the charm of the seriesKvothe s has a lot of greatly written character development whether you like it or not it really depends on yourreferences and Η γραφομηχανούλα - Nietzsche ex Machina patience Iersonally like it I do think again his sex spree ever since his meeting with Felurian could be cut down a bit Kvothe himself as a character is uite complex yes he s a genius kind hearted charming and talented but at the same time he s also temperament stupid in love and made a lot of rash decision which kinda eualized his character It s the uestions we can t answer that teach us the most They teach us how to think If you give a man an answer all he gains is a little fact But give him a uestion and he ll look for his
own answers The other side characters Bast Simmon Wilem Elodin Auri and a new addition Tempi continue toanswers The other side characters Bast Simmon Wilem Elodin Auri and a new addition Tempi continue to me I love their interactions developments and can t wait to see how the story concludes for Kvothe and them in the last bookThe magic system Sympathy which in my opinion is a combination of Voodoo Dolls curse mixed with science received a lot of focus here and I was really enthralled by it To see how it finally utilized in combat is amazing Don t get me wrong as before the action scenes are really scarce in fact out of two books in total you ll only see around 50 ages of actions give or take but when it s there it s written really wellPicture Kvothe The ArcaneThe book s focus on music continued to be my favorite art of the series despite lacking in content compared with the other factors this time it s a rhapsody that I can t ever get enough of I love how the music were implemented with the world building which I must say is fantastic to say the least Amazing exploration on the lore different cultures from each art of the world and intricate metafictional stories within stories combined with Rothfuss s highest rank rose the book never fails to capture my attention when it doesn t have Denna in the lot Anyone can love a thing because That s as easy as utting a enny in your ocket But to love something despite To know the flaws and love them too That is rare and ure and erfect At the end of Day 2 this 4000 Meilen durch die USA: Meine Reise zu den großen Fragen des Lebens particular uote summed up exactly how I feel about The Wise Man s Fear Yes the book has it flaws and missedotential but despite that. «Todo hombre sabio teme tres cosas la tormenta en el mar la noche sin luna y la ira de un hombre amable»El hombre había desaparecido El mito no Músico mendigo ladrón estudiante mago trotamundos hér. .
I still love this book and the trilogy I really enjoyed reading it and I will definitely recommend this trilogy to anyone who s looking for an intricately great adult high fantasy book This is going to be included into one of my favorite trilogy of all time and Doors of Stone have a huge otential to turn it into the number one best trilogy of all time for me But as we all know Rothfuss Detention of Doom pretty muchushed himself into a corner with his storytelling decision on this bookThere are way too many things to resolved in Kvothe s legend and stories from the Fromentin past and he also has to conclude theresent story as well Unless the last book is around 2000 Punishing My Slutty Little Sister pages which it won t be since Rothfuss confirmed that already I really don t know how it can have a satisfying conclusion but if it can then this will truly be a trilogy to remember it already is When you wait a few span or month to hear a finished song the anticipation adds savor But after a year excitement begins to sour Kvothe The Name of the Wind How about 6 years for a book Oh well thatarticular Door won t be opened for many years to come I Blood+: Russian Rose, Volume 2 predict 2021 orrobably never anyway Overall the unfinished Kingkiller Chronicle is a fantastic high adult fantasy it had it flaws but the method of storytelling is uniue and engrossing that you should read it do take into mind though that you re going to wait for a LONG time for the conclusion of the trilogy befor So there s an established henomenon that I don t think anyone has coined a snappy title for yet in my head I call it Fabulous but Unpredicted Success Leads to a Complete lack of Editorial Constraint or Outside Input Whatsoever which in turn Leads to Creative Stagnation and Catastrophe FUSLCECOIWLCSC Foo Sil Kec Oiw Lecuscu Not going to be rinted in a newspaper any time soon but it s true in all kinds of mediaGenerally1 Someone outside the established system will bring in something new that no one has a great deal of faith in2 They fight tooth and nail to have their vision Friedrich Barbarossa (Gestalten Des Mittelalters Und Der Renaissance) (German Edition) produced as they want it3 They make money than God when it s released terrifying those inside the system that they may no longer know what the audience wants4 Those inside the system shocked and numb relinuish any sort of control5 The outsider is left to run roughshod over their ownrojects and ruin whatever originally great thing it was they had madeIn film George LucasThe Wachowski sIn Games Peter MolyneauxIn Books Patrick RothfussI think it s an important reamble because very nearly every age of this 1000 age epic screams edit me It needs the book world euivalent of Roger Corman to enter the room with something ointy and stand over the shoulder of this bearded smug chubby goon and jab him with it until he gets on with telling the damn story he set out to tell before he becomes Robert Jordan Jr in earnestOn the The Taste of Her Blood (A Lesbian Vampire Tale) positive side of things if youick this book up you will have to fight with yourself to ut it down The truly sad thing about Rothfuss is that he can uite literally write about Kvothe buttering toast and trying on clothes and make it bubble gum aper unputdownable His skill with acing narrative and rose is such that until you start to think really hard about what it is you re reading your brain is lulled into a uiet appreciative silence for the 390000 words contained herein I mention the word count because allegedly the only guidance he received from his editor was not to make it so long that it can t be bound in a Learn English: A Beginner's Guide for ESL Learners paperback format ie over 420000 wordsI know this is very meta so far but it s absolutely crucial to understand that it s not Pat s fault Well obviously it is but it really isn t entirely his fault His success with a book that let s face it is Earthsea viewed through JK Rowling has benumbed anyone around him that could offer criticism constructive or otherwiseOn the negatives for those that are interested here s a uick laundry list of the lowlights The end of chapter 107 is the most hilariously offensive thing I ve ever read on the subject of women I mean wow The Adem were the ultimate noble savage society That they happened to be or less based on ChineseJapanese culture may have been coincidence but I don t think so While he s a good writer he can tut an exciting action scene together for chips Almost all the sub lots
of the first third are completely cyclical Auri and Devi are abysmal characters that feel stapled on Apparently in an interviewthe first third are completely cyclical Auri and Devi are abysmal characters that feel stapled on Apparently in an interview has now admitted they weren t in the original story as he wrote it It really really showsI can t go any further into the faults without completely ruining it for you but suffice to say it s flabby where we don t care lean where we do Denna dominates fully 100 ages of screen time and is even annoying this time around and there are 60 full ages of egregious faery boning wherein Kvothe is schooled in the arts of love by an ancient mythical Fuck GoddessLastly and maybe I was spoiled by an Abercrombie special before I read this in the shape of The Heroes There was no character development in this book Everyone in here feels flat one dimensional two dimensions tops for central characters and dull Until you really force yourself to think about this you won t even notice it because his writing is that goodI have no doubt I ll read the third one because at least half the book was an absolute blast but lease lease Edit himEDIT Score updated as I recently stumbled upon this blog ost and now think that rather than being a bit of a hopeless goon Patrick Rothfuss has robably got Real Actual brain roblems he should seek therapy to help him address Well it s done And it s been a long time coming Back in late 2009 I finally got the book to the Corazones solitarios point where I was satisfied with it It was an okay book It was a book that if I had toublish it I knew it wouldn t embarrass me By May 2010 I d re written the book to the Napříč nekonečnem point where I was happy with it It was a good book It was a book I wasleased with By my final deadline in November 2010 I d revised things to the oint where I was excited about it It was a great book It was finally a book I was roud ofI m glad my editor gave me enough time for this I m glad I have a book I m excited to have on the shelves I hope when it comes out on March first you enjoy it It was a long time coming An Opinionated look atPatrick Rothfuss The Wise Man s FearBy Eric AllenOne thing I can say for Patrick Rothfuss is that he has great ideas Unfortunately great ideas do not by themselves a great story make I have heard rumors that the first book The Name of the Wind took eleven years of revisions and rewrites to finally get ublished Whether that is true or not his hard work aid off Since its release the internet hype over the future of the trilogy has been building to monumental roportions Rothfuss has developed an almost rabid cultlike following of fans yearning to know what happens next The Name of the Wind gave us many mysteries and few answersThe first book was a fun read that while flawed in terms of story and character was uite entertaining and extraordinarily well written It was like the ramblings of an old man talking simply to be listened to Like cake it tastes good but has little nutritional value in it Make no mistake I really enjoyed the first book but as a followup to a great book The Wise Man s Fear I really enjoyed the first book but as a followup to a great book The Wise Man s Fear insultingly bad We were left with many burning uestions at the end of The Name of the Wind Would Kvothe learn to control the Wind How would he be thrown out of the University Would he ever become an Arcanist Would he find some way to make money Would he ever avenge his arents How did he come from the Variance (Raise Your Weapon, promising youth seeking clues to the supernatural beings that murdered his family to the broken down innkeeper telling the story Would he ever make any sort ofrogress with Denna or would my book simply explode while I read it because of the Mermaid pent up sexual tensionWere any of these uestions answered or even addressed in this book Not a one So let s take a look at The Wise Man s Fear Or as I like to call it The Name of the Wind 2 Kvothe Gets LaidWe begin where The Name of the Wind left off with a much older Kvothe now an innkeeper telling the story of his life to the king s Chronicler It is a story in threearts told in three days much like the silence that haunts his inn At first I didn t get the whole silence in three Hochzeit mit Hindernissen parts thing but then I realized the writer was trying to be clever and failing miserably at it As Kvothe begins his story the book switches from thirderson to first erson He begins his next term of schooling at the University Some of his teachers love him others hate him He s made friends and enemies Unfortunately we ve already read this before It seems like the last half of The Name of the Wind has basically been retold here in the first half of The Wise Man s FearLuckily the lot finally intervenes and Kvothe takes a year off from his schooling for adventure and hopefully to fill his After Effects Expressions pockets with a little money to fight off his abjectoverty An acuaintance conveniently knows of a rich and owerful nobleman in a distant land that is looking for a clever young musician to help him win the heart of the lady he has his eye on Fortunately Kvothe happens to be a clever young musician ConvenientTo make an extremely long story short he foils an assassination lot gains the nobleman s trust and helps him woo his Lady In a completely ointless tangent he s sent on a mission to bring bandits to justice loses himself on a tangent from the tangent when he meets a seductress who teaches him how to lease women Then the tangent from the tangent takes another tangent to another distant land where he learns to tangent from a group of tangentary tangents but is tangented by yet another tangent after leaving when he tangents upon some young tangents in need of being tangentially tangented away from wait what as I talking about again Oh right I m reviewing a book One could say that the entire last half of the book is just one gigantic tangent that has absolutely nothing to do with anything and ultimately leads nowhereFalling out with his lordly employer Kvothe returns to school with an arrangement that for his services his education and expenses at school would be taken care of At which Arts and Culture: An Introduction to the Humanities, Volume I point he resumes his school life as if nothing has happened and the book ends rather abruptly again with no climax no conflict and no resolutionThe good Rothfuss has an excellent sense of humor Kvothe can be entertaining at times when he s not acting like an insufferable smartass which is most of the time The world and the magic system are very well thought out and the different cultures and races seem very distinct and real The writing itself is excellent So good in fact that mosteople don t even realize what a god awful mess every other aspect of the book is Despite all the bitching I do about this book it was worth reading at least once for the humor or to see the train wreck for yourselfThe bad Firstly it is very evident that Rothfuss has ABSOLUTELY no respect for women whatsoever Almost every woman in this book is a figurative if not literal whore that exists for the sole Painting, Sculpture and Architecture of Ancient Egypt purpose ofleasuring comforting or otherwise confounding Kvothe News flash Pat women are Twisted Pathways people too The same as you and me with thoughts feelings and desires all of their own that do NOT typically revolve around some incomprehensible and fantastical yearning tolease men Just thought you d like to know Half of this book is copy and Die Powenzbande. Zoologie einer Familie paste from the first book The other half has little to nooint and goes absolutely nowhere There s no conflict there s no suspense there s nothing like a normal story arch There is no climax because the book doesn t build up to anything Like I said Patrick Rothfuss has great ideas but no storytelling skills to apply them to The whole narrative is incoherent and nonsensical You have to reward your readers with a climactic event or two for sticking with you through the whole book PatFar too much time is spent on characters telling allegorical stories that really have little Stop Thinking Like a Freelancer: The Evolution of a $1M Web Designer point orurpose except to take up space in a book that is already FAR too long for what actually happens in it They take up huge swaths of the book and leave the characters with very little in the way of worth afterward The lessons they learn could have been simply taught through other means or much much shorter stories The huge amount of tangents that the story takes makes it feel as though the writer made it up as he went along It s really so incoherent and so rambling that I believe this book should have been marketed as a collection of short stories than a novel The freuent interruptions back to the resent day where Kvothe discusses aspects of his story are annoying and hugely distracting breaking up whatever little suspense that the writer managed to cultivate Not a single uestion raised in the first book was answered or even addressed in this book in fact this book icks up as though there were no uestions left by the first book and does nothing to either build up the mystery of them or move closer to answering them It is as though the writer completely forgot all of them and moved on to something elseIf you ve read The Name of the Wind you have no need to read The Wise Man s fear because you ve already read it It s basically the same book and there isn t a single thing necessary to the overall story that happens in it When book 3 eventually comes out you could robably ick it up after reading book 1 and not have missed a single thing This book was completely unnecessary and utterly ointlessI have never liked the first erson The Family-Centered Library Handbook perspective very much It gives a very narrow view of the world as you can only see experience and feel the world through the eyes of a single character You have no other views to giveerspective I always find the contrasting views of different characters to give the world and story a lot flavor than simply following the words of a single character However some of my favorite books are written in first erson It can be done well and for the most art Rothfuss does good things with it but when he moves to the The Magic Flute parts of the book that happen in theresent day he switches to third Not For Mothers Only person and the contrast is jarring and almost as distracting as the actual interruptions themselves Especially because he does not seem to be as talented in writing thirderson as he is at writing first Shanghai Performance personRothfuss goes out of his way to shoehorn the title of the book into the story in severallaces and it s really distracting It was like he came up with a great sounding title and then completely drew a blank on why the book should be called that then dropped a couple references in after the fact He also seems to think his readers are idiots and freuently talks down to themThe ugly Lots and lots of sex There are so many sex scenes in this book that I started to wonder if it shouldn t have had a shirtless ripped long haired dude on the cover and a title like Warrior of Passion or some such nonsense from the Life of Pi porn er I mean Romance section of the bookstore Everywhere Kvothe goes women are throwing themselves at him I wonder what his secret is Must be the Axe body spray In real life no man has women constantly trying to jump his bones simply because he s the main character in the story of his own life Especially not sixteen year olds who are often thought to be younger than that by appearance That s callededophilia and most Simon Carne, Gentleman Burglar: The Duchess of Wiltshire's Diamonds / An Imperial Finale people tend to see that as very WRONG News flash women don t typically think or act like that If I were a girl reading this book I think I d find myself highly offended by this It s almost as though he s the bearer of the One Wang Yes the fabled One Wang of Power The One Wang to rule them all The One Wang to find them The One Wang to bring them all and in the darkness well you know Denna IHAAAAATEFREAKINGDENNAOh my holy hell I hate this character Talk about doing EVERYTHING youossibly could in character creation wrong I get that the writer obviously wanted to make a mysterious female character for the male lead to fall for someone who euals his own mysteriousness And that sort of thing CAN be done well but here it s definitely NOT You can only drag it out so far before it becomes annoying distracting and downright torturous Rothfuss has completely and utterly failed in making a compelling love interest Why do I hate her so much Because frankly she s just a badly crafted and written character She is bland So much so that Rothfuss should be both highly embarrassed and ashamed of her She is boring She is annoying She tries to be clever but isn t AT ALL She is not a realistic ortrayal of a woman in the slightest bit She serves no urpose to the Der Gralskonvent, Bd.2, In toten Sprachen plot whatsoever and is blatantly shoehorned in where she does not belong because someone decided that every work of Oe y asesino Kvothe había borrado su rastro Y ni siuiera ahora ue le han encontrado ni siuiera ni siuiera ahora ue le han encontrado ni siuiera ahora ue las tinieblas invaden los rincones del mundo est?. Iction just HAS to have a love story in it Her faux mysteriousness is badly written contrived BS that does little but annoy the reader and make her evenainful to sit through And most importantly she adds NOTHING of value to the story even in the barest Mary of Nazareth: History, Archaeology, Legends possible meaning of the term In short she is completely unlikable in any way shape or form Besides being completely unlikeable neither she nor Kvothe act like they give two damns about each other and their relationship fails completely because it s been dragged out FAR too long Even the most rabid Twi tard would likely agree on thatointSometime in the story SOMETHING has to happen between them You can t just keep building up between two I Want to be a Pilot (Sesame Street I Want to Be Book) people that honestly have no reason to fall in love with each other and call it a love story DO SOMETHING And for the record I do not count an argument that has absolutely nothing to do with their relationship in any way to be something happening in said relationship Rothfuss keepslaying up her mysteriousness to such a degree that I finally just started flipping through and skimming the last few chapters with her in them because she Hebrews through Revelation pisses me off too much I get it she s terribly mysterious GET TO THE DAMN POINT ALREADY She turns an otherwise entertaining character into a whining crying spineless emo stalker Her character is so distracting and utterlyainful to be subjected to that she completely ruins the book all on her own If every other gripe I had about the book mysteriously disappeared the The Dangerous Art of Blending In presence of Denna alone would have ruined it Worst of all thisainful mess of a love story has yet to serve any The Things that Make Me Weak and Strange Get Engineered Away purpose to the overalllot Oh it may come into is just a gay porn play in the third and final book but suffering through this horrible boring emotionless and frankly unbelievable abomination for two books leading up to it is asking too much There haven t even been any hints whatsoever that it may in fact be important later on to whatasses for a Swerve plot in Patrick Rothfuss universe It s a contrived annoying distracting and franklyainful waste of timeRemove Denna from the series entirely and it is a much better series I do not know who came up with the rule that in every work of fiction there must needs be a love story but guess what Sometimes you really don t need one It becomes superfluous and takes away from the story instead of adding to it This series certainly would benefit a GREAT DEAL without one Why Because Rothfuss doesn t know the first thing about love which is ainfully obvious if you ve read even one scene between Kvothe and Denna He doesn t seem to understand what love is or how it works He seems to subscribe to the George Lucas version of love Two talented and good looking eople are together TADAAAAAAH IT S LOVE now shut up and enjoy your ridiculously over the top computer animated explosion fest of a climax If you can t craft a believable and compelling love story STOP Take two steps back And completely remove it from your book because the story is better off without it than it is when it completely fails A love story has to develop and always be moving Whether it be forward or backward it must always be going SOMEWHERE The characters have to get to know each other and fall in love through mutual experiences and differences not randomly meet here and there and have a boring conversation with a convenience that stretches credulity and coincidence alike The supposed relationship between Kvothe and Denna goes exactly NOWHERE and it leaves you wondering why the author keeps trying to tell us that there is even a so called love story between these two characters at all in the first All Jacked Up place There has to be some sort ofrogress made You can t throw two good looking eople together that have no reason to fall in love with each other and call it a love story There is nothing about this love story that is a even a love story and b the slightest bit interestingAnd yet Kvothe continuously ines after this girl as though he has any sort of meaningful relationship with her when there is no reason whatsoever for him to even care that she exists other than that she s a girl and he s a boy There may be some small one sided hysical attraction on his art but The Beginning Was the End physical attraction does not eual love The attraction is NOT mutual however and that islainly obvious in the way that Denna acts
"And Speaks To Kvothe The Lengths To "speaks to Kvothe The lengths to the author goes to assure us that there is a love story here are almost as creepy as the lengths to which Kvothe goes to stalk her Especially because she has expressed no romantic interest in him at all and freuently attaches herself to other men IN HIS PRESENCE INCLUDING his arch nemesis Ambrose AND THEN Kvothe himself basically bones every girl he meets in the entire book OTHER THAN HER What is this This isn t a love story It s like watching a rock try to get it on with a iece of wood They constantly boink other eople throughout the book and seem to have no romantic feelings toward one another at all Do you even understand what love is Pat From this book I can definitely say that you do not I haven t seen such a failure to write a compelling love story since Attack of the Clones And I m not just biased against love stories because I m a guy I will admit that I do enjoy the occasional well done love story so long as it actually serves a Мечо Пух purpose to thelot or makes me feel that these characters truly do love each other and deserve to be together two things that are lacking here so much so in fact that it completely and utterly ruins the entire series from the first age Denna walked in on The moment she showed up was the moment this series was irrevocably ruined I can t wait for her foreshadowed death because I will cheer with joy the day I read her last words Until then I award Patrick Rothfuss the George Lucas Totally
Understands Love Stories AwardLove Stories Award after all is said and done is The Wise Man s Fear really as bad as I make it out to be YES IT IS But at the same time no It really isn t that horrible If you can ignore that this entire book is completely ointless and full of a non love story that is really starting to grate it can be uite entertaining The sense of humor and Kvothe as a character are enough to keep you interested through the good and the bad alike Denna is annoying and ointless but you can skip any chapter about her and miss little to nothing because she s not important to the lot and serves no Exit Kingdom purpose at all except to make Kvothe so lovesick that he screws 25 other girls during the course of the book shrug Yeah I don t get it either If sex scenes offend you you ll be doing uite a bit of skipping As I said before this book was completely unnecessary and did nothing at all to ultimately advance thelot or the characters If you come at it as a work of comedy rather than The World That Trade Created part of a grand epic fantasy then you ll likely be entertained by the humor On the other hand you couldick up book 3 when it comes out and not be lost at all because this book was about nothing The characters did not learn grow or Mila si nam ti jedina...: hrvatsko rodoljubno pjesništvo od Bašćanske ploče do danas progress at all and it ends as it begins with Kvothe in school dealing with the sameroblems he was dealing with in the beginning He hasn t taken anything away from his misadventures He hasn t learned any lessons He s the same character he was at the beginning There s a great story in here somewhere the author keeps hinting at great events to come but he never takes any steps closer to them It s the best book about absolutely nothing that you ll ever readAt the risk of inviting nerd rage the likes of which GOD has never seen I give The Wise Man s Fear 1 star It loses Wissenschaft, Philosophie Und Religion Im Fr�hen Pythagoreismus points in complete lack oflot endless tangents repeated use of ointless allegory and inflicting Denna s completely horrible side story on us The only thing that kept me reading this book was the sense of humor Patrick Rothfuss seemed so romising after his debut novel but I doubt his will be a lasting name unless his next book makes some major improvements upon the Wie Hund Und Katze Freunde Wurden: Bello Und Minka pile of steaming crap he served us with The Wise Man s Fear He has obvious talent but lacks any skill to apply it to I have been accused of giving this book aoor rating simply because everyone else loved it This is untrue You can take my words at face value I mean what I say I say this book is terrible because I truly feel that it IS terrible Not every book is for everyone and this one is not for me Just because a lot of Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future people enjoyed it does not mean that I did I ve read a rare few books I disliked than this one Agree or not that is my HONEST opinion You don t have to agree with me but I don t have to like this book I have never read a book so vacuous vapidretentious and up its own ass as The Wise Man s Fear Check out my other reviews A farewell letter to my Kvothe WOW Oh wow It just dawned on me that Kvothe and I won t be meeting again for another what 10 to 15 years Sounds about right The inevitable long await is so disheartening and the fury s already starting to creep inThus Kvothe this s my farewell letter to youDearest favourite douche in fantasyLet s get real here you rub Miscanthus: Selected New Poems people the wrong way not me Never me Buteople do talk and the consensus is that you re arrogant kind of an ass a little bit of hubristic okay a lot you know it s true and also a bit of a douchebag and extremely reckless often than not unnecessarily and only to Knock-Knock Jokes for Kids prove aoint and for someone so brilliant sometimes it s like you can t even tell the difference between being fe I m going to have to be a voice of dissent I found Kvothe Brother Frances: The Life of Francis of Assisi profoundly annoying Here s an excerpt of his typical storytelling word for wordI managed very little sleep that night and Losi came closer to killing me than Felurian ever hadPost coital thoughts on the second girl in 20ages He s 16She was a delightful Enough is Enough: How to Build a New Republic partner every bit as wonderful as Felurian had been But how could that be I hear you ask How could any mortal woman compare with FelurianFelurian is a ghostfairy from the Fey where we wasted a hundredages of Kvothe having sex with her over and over to no discernible end He escapes finally by singing with his beautiful singsong voice that he brags about constantlyIt is easier to understand if you think of it in terms of music Sometimes a man enjoys a symphony Talking about sex Elsetimes he finds a jig suited to his taste The same holds true of lovemakingHaha right so by now it s getting hilarious because this little twirp who at age 16 manages
To Find Two Women Willingfind two women willing sleep with him one of whom is imaginary decides that he s become The God of Sex and must now spend the rest of the book acting like an effeminate man whoreKvothe speaking againOne type of sex is suited to the deep cushions of a twilight forest glade Another comes uite naturally tangled in the sheets of narrow beds upstairs in innsin inns distinctive Rothfuss dictionKvothe s insights on womenEach woman is like an instrument waiting to be learned and finely Reading and Writing in Freshman English II played fucked to have at least her own true music made That s right guys women are like instruments and they exist for your use andleasureRealizing that what he just said is sophomoric sexist and a little insane Kvothe clarifiesSome might take offense at this way of seeing things They might think I degrade womenWell in defense of anyone thinking that you do degrade women Before the book ends your skinny little ass has sex with half the village by the university I don t feel like transcribing any of itKvothe Doctor Who: Thicker Than Water prances around with the approximate wisdom and subtlety of a slightly below average modern day teenager A musician with a delicate disposition at home at aedicurist than a fantasy novel he s best described as a weakling a coward and a foolAt one Manifesto do Partido Comunista point he actually loses a fight to a 10 year old girl Someone responded to this earlier by saying But she was a really badass little girl Haha Ok Criticisms Hisrimary ersonalty traits are wit charm and intelligenceMark Twain is witty Locke Lamora is charming Kvothe is a self absorbed brat with the emotional depth of a teaspoon The narrator insists on his intelligence and success at the university but every time Kvothe speaks it s an eyeroll fest Kvothe is the furthest thing from a cowardA girl he s been ining over since almost the beginning of the last book admits that she is being abused What does Kvothe do He says some dumb things and abandons her to go on a ointless expedition into the woods stumbles over the Fey where he loses his virginity screws 5 women that we re told about this in the space of a couple of months and finally returns to the university by the end of the book only to reveal that he is not in love with the original girl any Stay classy Kvothe buddyHere s what he has to say about love Kvothe Love is a subtle concept But it can be defined Vashet Do so then Tell me of love Kvothe Love is the willingness to do anything for someone Vashet Then how is love different from duty or loyalty Kvothe It is also combined with hysical attractionWell you re an expert on that you little man whore you Vashet Even a mother s love Kvothe Combined with extreme fondness then Vashet And what exactly do you mean by fondness Kvothe It is He trailed off racking his brainAt least that shouldn t take longListen Kvothe love is the condition wherein the happiness of another Thou Shalt Not person is essential to your own It s not rocket science And it does not reuirehysical attraction Combined with extreme fondness Wtf are you 16 Oh yeah that s right you are Seriously half the time Kvothe opens his mouth I want to Baseret på en sand historie punch him in the face 1000ages of him speaking come on Don t do this to me And look I completely understand that the author deliberately made his main character into a crappy teenager I get it But the result sucks HULK SMASH KVOTHEKVOTHE CAN DO ANYTHING AND THAT MAKE HULK ANGRY NOT BECAUSE HULK IS JEALOUS BUT BECAUSE HULK THINKS THIS IS RIDICULOUS AND MAKES HULK ROLL EYES AND SNORT AT THOUGHT OF 100% PERFECT KVOTHE KVOTHE IS BEST LUTE PLAYER IS BEST SONG WRITER IS BEST WEAPON MAKER IS BEST FIGHTER IS BEST ACTOR IS BEST INVESTIGATOR IS BEST KILLER IS BEST GIRL RESCUER IS BEST MAGICIAN IS BEST IS BEST IS BEST IS BEST EVEN FAERIE ENCHANTRESS LOVE KVOTHE BECAUSE KVOTHE IS BEST FIRST TIME LOVER IN ENTIRE HISTORY OF MADE UP WORLD HULK FROTH AT MOUTH WHEN THINKING ABOUT PERFECTION OF ALWAYS CLEVER KVOTHE EVERYONE KNOW HULK IS INCREDIBLE HULK IS STRONGEST MAN THING IN ENTIRE WORLD HULK IS HANDSOMEST GREEN MAN EVER BUT HULK IS NOT BEST DANCER OR BEST KARATE EXPERT OR BEST EMBROIDERER TOO UGH ARGH HULK WANT TO MAKE KVOTHE BEST BLOODSTAINHULK ANGRY AT PATRICK ROTHFUSS TOO HULK THINK SOMETIMES AUTHORS DREAM UP THEIR 100% PERFECT FANTASY VERSION OF HERO OR EVEN FANTASY VERSION OF THEMSELF HULK GUESS WHEN THEY SHOULD UNDERSTAND THAT PROTAGONIST WHO CAN DO ANYTHING AND WHO CONSTANTLY MENTIONS ALL OF THEIR AMAZING ABILITIES IS WORTHLESS AS PROTAGONIST WHY DOES ROTHFUSS NOT UNDERSTAND THAT PERFECT IS BORING IF HULK WERE FEELING GENEROUS HULK WOULD SAY WELL THIS IS ONLY ROTHFUSS SECOND BOOK SO WHY NOT BE MORE PATIENT HULK BUT HULK IS NOT FEELING GENEROUS AND SO HE MUST CALL OUT THAT THIS IS STUPID STUPID MISTAKE FROM VERY SMART AUTHOR IF ROTHFUSS WERE BAD WRITER HULK MIGHT UNDERSTAND BUT ROTHFUSS IS VERY GOOD AUTHOR SO HIS BIG MISTAKE WHICH HE REPEATS OVER AND OVER AGAIN IS EXTRA EXTRA IRRITATINGHULK WANTED TO GIVE BOOK 2 STARS HE WAS SO FRUSTRATED BUT HULK CANNOT HULK LOVE THIS BOOK HULK LOVE IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCES HULK LOVE HOW ROTHFUSS TAKES TIME WITH EPISODIC NOVEL AND LETS READER REALLY UNDERSTAND EACH PART OF WORLD THAT STUPID KVOTHE VISITS HULK LOVE DETAILS OF LIFE AT UNIVERSITY HULK LOVE DETAILS OF VINTAS AND FAERIE LAND AND SMALL BAND OF BANDIT KILLERS AND SO MANY MORE DETAILS AND ALL THE DIFFERENT STORIES IT IS LIKE HULK IS ABLE TO LIVE IN THIS WORLD AND HULK LOVE THAT HULK ESPECIALLY LOVE KNOWING ABOUT ADEM CULTURE FASCINATING CULTURE ADEM CULTURE THINK WEARING CLOTHES OR NOT WEARING CLOTHES IS NO BIG DEAL AND THAT REALLY MAKE SENSE TO HULK HULK ALSO LOVE INSIGHTFUL ENGAGEMENT WITH STORYTELLING IN BOOK VERY SMART HULK NOT LIKE SCENES SET IN PRESENT BUT HULK HAS COMPLAINED ENOUGH HULK LOVE MYSTERIES AND BOOK IS FULL OF GOOD MYSTERIES HULK LOVE MYSTERY OF CHANDRIAN HULK ALSO LIKE PORTRAYAL OF MOST WOMEN IN BOOK HULK NOT ASHAMED TO ADMIT HE GOT JUST A LITTLE BIT TEARY IN EYES OVER RESCUE OF RAPE VICTIMS BUT HULK ESPECIALLY LOVE WARRIOR WOMEN OF ADEM STRONG WOMEN HULK APPRECIATE STRONG WOMENHULK REALLY THINK ROTHFUSS IS EXCELLENT WRITER VERY TALENTED AT MANY THINGS AND GOOD WITH MOST CHARACTERS AND NARRATIVE AND IMAGERY AND LETTING STORY LIVE AND BREATHE IN PACE THAT IS NOT RUSHED AND LETTING READER GET TO KNOW WORLD SLOWLY AND UNDERSTAND MAGIC SLOWLY AND HULK NOT TURNED OFF BY VERY BIG SIZE OF BOOK HULK LIKE BIG THINGS BUT HULK NOT LIKE KVOTHE HULK SMASH KVOTHE. ? dispuesto a regresar Pero su historia Die rechte Hand des großen Meisters prosigue la aventura continúa y Kvothe seguirá contándolaara revelar la verdad tras la leyenda«Me llamo Kvothe uizá hayas oído hablar de mí» megustaleerc.