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Sensible Politics dGood 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 theifferent cultures and races seem very The Aliens distinct and real The writing itself is excellent So good in fact that most peopleon t even realize what a god awful mess every other aspect of the book is Despite all the bitching I The Second Mexican American War 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 purpose of pleasuring comforting or otherwise confounding Kvothe News flash Pat women are people too The same as you and me with thoughts feelings andesires all of their own that BWWM (Interracial 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little point or purpose 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 presentay where Kvothe Understanding Algorithms and Flowcharts (Fundamentals of Modern Information Technology Book 1) discusses aspects of his story are annoying and hugelyistracting 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 picks up as though there were no uestions left by the first book and Its Been Said Before 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 probably pick it up after reading book 1 and not have missed a single thing This book was completely unnecessary and utterly pointlessI have never liked the first person 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 give perspective I always find the contrasting views ofifferent 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 person It can be True Crime in the Civil War: Cases of Murder, Treason, Counterfeiting, Massacre, Plunder Abuse done well and for the most part Rothfussoes good things with it but when he moves to the parts of the book that happen in the present Cutting Down Trees: Gender, Nutrition, and Agricultural Change in the Northern Province of Zambia, 1890-1990 (Social History of Africa Series) day he switches to third person and the contrast is jarring and almost asistracting as the actual interruptions themselves Especially because he The Alchemical Marriage of Alistair Crompton does not seem to be as talented in writing third person as he is at writing first personRothfuss goes out of his way to shoehorn the title of the book into the story in several places and it s reallyistracting It was like he came up with a great sounding title and then completely Dry drew a blank on why the book should be called that thenropped a couple references in after the fact He also seems to think his readers are idiots and freuently talks Engaging Tradition, Making It New 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 hairedude on the cover and a title like Warrior of Passion or some such nonsense from the 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 called pedophilia and most people tend to see that as very WRONG News flash women Voices from the Block don t typically think or act like that If I were a girl reading this book I think I 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 Scalawag darkness well you know Denna IHAAAAATEFREAKINGDENNAOh my holy hell I hate this character Talk aboutoing EVERYTHING you possibly 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 one well but here it s Definitely NOT You Can Only NOT You can only it out so far before it You can only rag it out so far before it annoying Alien Beast distracting andownright torturous Rothfuss has completely and utterly failed in making a compelling love interest Why The Mom From Hell 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 portrayal of a woman in the slightest bit She serves no purpose to the plot whatsoever and is blatantly shoehorned in where sheoes not belong because someone The Treasure Huntress Archaeological Action Adventure Series decided that every work of fiction just HAS to have a love story in it Her faux mysteriousness is badly written contrived BS thatoes little but annoy the reader and make her even painful to sit through And most importantly she adds NOTHING of value to the story even in the barest 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 O Fantástico Mundo Dos Elementos A Tabela Periódica Personificada damns about each other and their relationship fails completely because it s beenragged out FAR too long Even the most rabid Twi tard would likely agree on that pointSometime in the story SOMETHING has to happen between them You can t just keep building up between two 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 Aliens Savage Claim (Fated Mates of Apara Book 2) do not count an argument that has absolutely nothing too with their relationship in any way to be something happening in said relationship Rothfuss keeps playing up her mysteriousness to such a KEY WEST SLAM degree that I finally just started flipping through and skimming the last few chapters with her in them because she 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 soistracting and utterly painful to be subjected to that she completely ruins the book all on her own If every other gripe I had about the book mysteriously Booze and the Private Eye: Alcohol in the Hard-Boiled Novel disappeared the presence of Denna alone would have ruined it Worst of all this painful mess of a love story has yet to serve any purpose to the overall plot Oh it may come into 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 what passes for a plot in Patrick Rothfuss universe It s a contrived annoyingistracting and frankly painful waste of timeRemove Denna from the series entirely and it is a much better series I Boku No Hero Academia Artbook 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 reallyon 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 Cowboys Aliens doesn t know the first thing about love which is painfully obvious if you ve read even one scene between Kvothe and Denna Heoesn 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 people 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 Masterplots II 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 andifferences 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 place There has to be some sort of progress made You can t throw two good looking people 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 pines after this girl as though he has any sort of Meaningful Relationship With Her When There Is relationship with her when there is 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 physical attraction on his part but physical attraction Black Love, Black Hate does not eual love The attraction is NOT mutual however and that is plainly obvious in the way that Denna acts and speaks to Kvothe The lengths to which 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 piece of wood They constantly boink other people 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 canefinitely say that you Barlowe's Guide to Extraterrestrials: Great Aliens from Science Fiction Literature 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 Io enjoy the occasional well Fundamentals of Music Processing done love story so long as it actually serves a purpose to the plot or makes me feel that these characters trulyo love each other and Kink Alchemy 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 page Denna walked in on The moment she showed up was the moment this series was irrevocably ruined I can t wait for her foreshadowedeath because I will cheer with joy the African American Romance (New Adult and College United Sates Thug Drug Interracial Romance) (United State Urban Adults Alpha Male Contemporary Billionaire Short Stories Book 0) day I read her last words Until then I award Patrick Rothfuss the George Lucas Totally Understands Love Stories Award So after all is said andone 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 pointless 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 pointless but you can skip any chapter about her and miss little to nothing because she s not important to the plot and serves no purpose at all except to make Kvothe so lovesick that he screws 25 other girls No Billionaire Left Behind during the course of the book shrug Yeah Ion t get it either If sex scenes offend you you ll be Alchemy of the Mortar Pestle (The Culinary Library doing uite a bit of skipping As I said before this book was completely unnecessary andid nothing at all to ultimately advance the plot or the characters If you come at it as a work of comedy rather than part of a grand epic fantasy then you ll likely be entertained by the humor On the other hand you could pick up book 3 when it comes out and not be lost at all because this book was about nothing The characters La crise des abeilles did not learn grow or progress at all and it ends as it begins with Kvothe in schoolealing with the same problems he was Labyrinth Aliens 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 points in complete lack of plot endless tangents repeated use of pointless 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 promising after hisebut novel but I The Vintage Book of African American Poetry doubt his will be a lasting name unless his next book makes some major improvements upon the 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 a poor 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 people enjoyed itoes not mean that I You Can Thrive After Narcissistic Abuse did I ve read a rare few books Iisliked than this one Agree or not that is my HONEST opinion You Passed on: African American Mourning Stories: A Memorial (A John Hope Franklin Center Book) don t have to agree with me but Ion t have to like this book I have never read a book so vacuous vapid pretentious and up its own ass as The Wise Man s Fear Check out my other 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The Wise Man's Fear455 starsThe Wise Man s Fear had all the potential to be better than The Name of the Wind and although this is still an amazing book putting it in comparison with its preuel show how this one fell a bit short in ualityPicture The Wise Man s Fear main uoteThe plot of WMF still as simplistic as the previous 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 pacing of NotW was slow believe me that Rothfuss managed to slow it IELTS Writing Section - How To Achieve A Target 8 Score down even Don t be fooled by my sixays reading pace of this tome This is actually one of the slowest paced books I ever read in my entire lifeAre the plot and pacing bad for the story No it s actually really great it had the sense of anger that the previous book lacked and it still followed the root of the series I ve always love slow paced or fast paced book eually but for a book that s filled with 994 pages Rothfuss could ve one so much with the story especially with its pacing Looking at it from bird s eye view the overall story is fantastic There are some important events that provide information to why the present world is in its state especially the meeting with a new entity called Ctaeh This meeting itself added a lot of Windows PowerShell in Action 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 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 filler parts are given way too many I know the fillers parts are necessary for Kvothe s characterevelopment but they could ve been cut The Literature of Africa and African Continuum down or replaced with something much important to the present story For example compiling from the available two book that s around 1600 pages out of those pages Kvothe spent around 600 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 600 pages and most of Kvothe s chronicle up to now had too 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 I've Got This Friend Who What You Can Do If You Think You or Your Friend Has A Serious Problem Advice for Teens on Alcohol Drugs Depression Eating Disorders and More despite having almost 400 pages than NotWMy previous pointoesn t mean that I Mindful Eating with Delicious Raw Vegan Recipes dislike the book or saying that it s a negative point no it s not I stated that only to emphasize that the plot HAD a lot of potential to be engrossing than the current state The worst part 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 bookecreased Not only Denna s personality encapsulates everything I Aliens Genocide Aliens don t ever want to see in a girl Kvothe s hundreds of pages infatuation with her is really tedious and infuriating to read Kvothe s and Denna s stupid romance really put a sour taste to my enjoyment of the book it was okay in NotW but it only got worse here that I literally face palmed myself at one point For me every time Denna is not in the picture the story became compellingespite how slow paced 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 part is the only problem I had with the book the characters the scarce actions music world building and prose still work together in bringing the charm of the seriesKvothe s has a lot of greatly written character Signs and Symbols: African Images in African-American Quilts development whether you like it or not it reallyepends on your preferences and patience I personally like it I Person in the Memory do think again his sex spree ever since his meeting with Felurian could be cutown 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 Stealing the Gila: The Pima Agricultural Economy and Water Deprivation, 1848-1921 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 to captivate me I love their interactionsevelopments 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 pages 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 part of the series espite lacking in content compared with the to be my favorite part of the series espite lacking in content compared with the 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 Academic Advising Approaches different cultures from each part of the world and intricate metafictional stories within stories combined with Rothfuss s highest rank prose the book never fails to capture my attention when itoesn t have Denna in the plot Anyone can love a thing because That s as easy as putting a penny in your pocket But to love something WHOS WHO IN AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE VOL.1 despite To know the flaws and love them too That is rare and pure and perfect At the end of Day 2 this particular uote summed up exactly how I feel about The Wise Man s Fear Yes the book has it flaws and missed potential butespite that I still love this book and the trilogy I really enjoyed reading it and I will Agricultural Science for CSEC Examinations 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 potential to turn it into the number one best trilogy of all time for me But as we all know Rothfuss pretty much pushed himself into a corner with his storytellingecision on this bookThere are way too many things to resolved in Kvothe s legend and stories from the past and he also has to conclude the present story as well Unless the last book is around 2000 pages which it won t be since Rothfuss confirmed that already I really Alphas Abused Mate 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 that particular Door won t be opened for many years to come I predict 2021 or probably 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 ito take into mind though that you re going to wait for a LONG time for the conclusion of the trilogy before starting itPicture The Wise Man s Fear by Marc Simonetti You can find this and the rest of my Adult EpicHigh Fantasy Sci Fi reviews at Booknest a review of three parts revisited awn was coming the keys of a laptop lay in stillness to continue a review and it was a review of three partsthe most obvious part was a vast echoing uestion made by answers that were lacking if there had been pages words would have wrapped and scattered across the sheets of paper 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 played and traversed across the four corners of civilisation brushing the uestion away like an unraveling half forgotten ream 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 Climate Smart Agriculture (Natural Resource Management and Policy Book 52) distant conclusions and theories were posted across forums but these ideas were slender as a thread with one counterpoint breaking them leaving only mumbling posters and unsatisfied thinkers but those thoughts faded too leaving nothing but a second part of the review waiting like an endless indrawn breaththe third 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 across pages 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 heruring the nightthe girl had true brown hair brown as a mouse her eyes were bright and attentive and she typed with the sure Academic Body direction of one who has read and reviewed many books over time the laptop was hers just as the third part was hers this was appropriate as it was the greatest part of the three holding the others inside itself it waseep and wide as autumns ending it was heavy as a great river smooth stone it was the patient cut flower sound of a girl forever awaiting the continuation of a storythanks for introducing me to kvothe john even though you Saint Germain On Alchemy dont like him P 5 stars A farewell letter to my Kvothe WOW Oh wow It justawned 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 Chasing the Red Queen disheartening and the fury s already starting to creep inThus Kvothe this s my farewell letter to youDearest favouriteouche in fantasyLet s get real here you rub people the wrong way not me Never me But people Haylee 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 aouchebag and extremely reckless often than not unnecessarily and only to prove a point and for someone so brilliant sometimes it s like you can t even tell the The Columbia Guide to South African Literature in English Since 1945 (The Columbia Guides to Literature Since 1945) difference between being fearless to just being plain stupid but LISTEN I speak only of what I see soon t be Hijacking the Brain disheartened because you re also generous charming and a gentleman at heart In my eyes you couldo no wrongThe goodYour kind heart inner child curiosity and relentless work ethics hard core survival instincts my personal favourite are unparalleled and if I were to be stranded on a 僕のヒーローアカデミア 3-4 deserted island it without a oubt be with you because apparently we get to choose who we get stranded with therefore I ve chosen to forgive all of your other shortcomings as your strengths far outweigh your flawsAnd that absolute badass move you pulled toward the end of the book "well let s just say that that move put you right back up "let s just say that that move put you right back up of the book well let s just say that that move put you right back up my top five male characters in fantasy You took me by surprise and that s why I love you These two books have given me a lot of first experiences You were the first character that I ever truly loved The Name of the Wind was the first fantasy book that utterly engrossed and enthralled me the whole way through made me forget the world around me and a personal favourite of mine gave me the first ever chapter Jackass Jackass that became my favourite until very recently It was knocked off the top spot by Mo ivinity mo problems from Fool s Gold I mean come on need I say And last but certainly not least what s in a name PLENTY because The Wise Man s Fear still remains my favourite book title to Karen vs Alien date Your creator really knows how to pick em The bad I would ve absolutely given you the full 5 stars but I have some issues that have yet to be resolved For starters what re you stilloing at the university it s been two tomes with over a thousand pages long and somehow you re still lurking around that Gendered Citizenships damned place I loved the whole university aspect in the first book but I expected you to move on toifferent adventures And second most of what you Alien Disclosure at Area 51 did here was travel from place to placeoing one thing after another then repeating the cycle again The first book set up so much tension and mystery that I thought I Singing the Law d finally get some answers here but alas Iid not And I was willing to forgive that after all there s still the finale to consider but still give a girl somethin And though I enjoyed the ride it was lacking in the one thing I appreciate than anything in books suspense and Alchemic dramatic tension I NEED TENSION Kvothe I need it like I need air maybe not to that extent but trying to make a point here I need to be at the edge of my seat reading one chapter after another that gets my pulse racing Don t judge me but I live for narratives filled withestruction chaos and turmoil which I We Sell Drugs did not get here The very uglyIn regards to she who shall not be named fuck it DENNA Listen to me and listen carefully THAT BITCH WILL DRAG YOU DOWN You re better than that Kvothe I hope the next time I see you you re all cured of the Dennaisease that you just can t seem to shake off because that thorn on my soon to be your side only lives to torture me you and I Problem Solving in Data Structures Algorithms Using C++ don t care for it one bitFarewellThanks to your maker who refuses to budge in and who excels at torturing his your fans we won t be seeing each other for a good while not even sure if it will happen in my lifetime buton t blame me So this is where we part ways but I ll remain loyal until well let s just wait and seeI ll eagerly await your return Literature of Africa dearest Kvothe If I m alive by then that isYour ever loving loyalistNaniHad to wait months for this baby cause I needed my year to start with a bang And what better way to start it off than with Kvothe It s time it s time it s time PS Exercising patience is a painful thing and never again So there s an established phenomenon that Ion 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 printed 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 Women and Sustainable Agriculture: Interviews With 14 Agents of Change deal of faith in2 They fight tooth and nail to have their vision 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 own projects 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 preamble because very nearly every page of this 1000 page epic screams edit me It needs the book world euivalent of Roger Corman to enter the room with somet. «Todo hombre sabio teme tres cosas la tormenta en el mar la noche sin luna y la irae un hombre amable»El hombre había Crossing the color line in American politics and African American literature desaparecido El mito no Músico mendigo ladrón estudiante mago trotamundos hér. Hing pointy and stand over the shoulder of this bearded smug chubby goon and jab him with it until he gets on with telling theamn story he set out to tell before he becomes Robert Jordan Jr in earnestOn the positive side of things if you pick this book up you will have to fight with yourself to put it Rebuilding 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 paper unputdownable His skill with pacing narrative and prose 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 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 Ion t think so While he s a good writer he can t put an exciting action scene together for chips Almost all the sub plots of the first third are completely cyclical Auri and Devi are abysmal characters that feel stapled on Apparently in an interview he 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 Intro to Alien Invasion don t care lean where weo Denna Therapy of Love dominates fully 100 pages of screen time and is even annoying this time around and there are 60 full pages 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 characterevelopment in this book Everyone in here feels flat one Democratic Phoenix: Reinventing Political Activism dimensional twoimensions tops for central characters and Museum Activism dull Until you really force yourself to think about this you won t even notice it because his writing is that goodI have nooubt I ll read the third one because at least half the book was an absolute blast but please please Edit himEDIT Score updated as I recently stumbled upon this blog post and now think that rather than being a bit of a hopeless goon Patrick Rothfuss has probably got Real Actual brain problems he should seek therapy to help him address This review is from 2011In case you haven t heard today is the release Narcissistic Mothers day of the long awaited seuel to The Name of the Wind aelightful Falling For A Kingpin debut fantasy novel by Patrick Rothfuss I ve had the privilege of reading the book so I thought I post a heads up here for those of you who read my blog along with a review Of sorts Also a reminder I Violence and Trauma in Selected African Literature 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 I m going to have to be a voice ofissent I found Kvothe 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 20 pages He s 16She was a The Social Rebellion delightful 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 hundred pages of Kvothe having sex with her over and over to noiscernible end He escapes finally by singing with his beautiful singsong voice that he brags about constantlyIt is easi Well it s Best African American Essays 2010 done And it s been a long time coming Back in late 2009 I finally got the book to the point where I was satisfied with it It was an okay book It was a book that if I had to publish it I knew it wouldn t embarrass me By May 2010 I re written the book to the point where I was happy with it It was a good book It was a book I was pleased with By my final Navigating The Seven Seas deadline in November 2010 I revised things to the point where I was excited about it It was a great book It was finally a book I was proud 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 There s a tendency when reading a series to rate the books against each other rather than against the world I ve seen it one to my own books I loved XXXX Of Thorns But of Thorns but wasn t as good as YYYY of Thorns so 4I idn t enjoy The Wise Man s Fear as much as I enjoyed The Name of the Wind I idn 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 point that it s for me not as good as its predecessor I ll make that point here With wordsReaders often get confused s for me not as good as its predecessor I ll make that point here With wordsReaders often get confused the journey the estination 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 TWMF part 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 progress at the university in order to tackle the Chandrian And that really The Alien Surrogate doesn t happen in this very long book In fact so little happens in thatirection 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 The Changing Face of African Literature / Les nouveaux visages de la litterature africaine. (Cross/Cultures) drastic up ing of focus and pace or a 10000 page book would be reuired toeal with Heliax and friendsSo let s put 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 page late on we De lautre côté de la machine. Voyage dune scientifique au pays des algorithmes discover he s not genius level at mathematics hardly balances that he picks up aifficult new language makes startling progress at marshal arts and impresses a sex fairy with his sexing even though it s his first timeIf you let go of your Salt and the Alchemical Soul destinationesires this is an enjoyable book with great prose The story meanders seemingly without Sams Teach Yourself Data Structures and Algorithms in 24 Hours direction In fact a big chunk of it is about Kvothe and friends meandering withoutirection hunting bandits in a vast wood The aim oesn t feel particularly important protecting tax collectors in a istant land the meat of it oesn t feel very exciting they wander for a LONG time and much of it feels pretty random the sex fairy encounter comes out of nowhere but even so I plain enjoyed reading it we get our little band group ynamics 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 South African Young Adult Literature in English, 2000-2014 dull when I lay it out but theeliciousness like the Baby Peter LEGACY OF ABUSE devil is in theetail 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 pretty much where we started and left wondering how this story is going to move forward But on an entirely ifferent level I ve consumed a 1000 page book in an unheard of for me two weeks and enjoyed pretty much every minute of it So five starsI now at long last join the end of a lengthy ueue of people agitating for book 3 Join my 3 emails a year newsletter prizes 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 ABOUT ADEM CULTURE FASCINATING CULTURE ADEM CULTURE THINK WEARING 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 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 o 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 published Whether that is true or not his hard work paid off Since its release the internet hype over the future of the trilogy has been building to monumental proportions Rothfuss has Buying Power: A History of Consumer Activism in America 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 was 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 parents Howid he come from the promising youth seeking clues to the supernatural beings that murdered his family to the broken Nature-Inspired Optimization Algorithms down innkeeper telling the story Would he ever make any sort of progress with Denna or would my book simply explode while I read it because of the 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 three parts told in threeays much like the silence that haunts his inn At first I Geographies of Learning: Theory and Practice, Activism and Performance didn t get the whole silence in three 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 third person to first person 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 plot finally intervenes and Kvothe takes a year off from his schooling for adventure and hopefully to fill his pockets with a little money to fight off his abject poverty An acuaintance conveniently knows of a rich and powerful nobleman in aistant 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 plot gains the nobleman s trust and helps him woo his Lady In a completely pointless 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 please women Then the tangent from the tangent takes another tangent to another BWWM (Interracial African American Billionaire Baby Romance Marriage Urban) 50 (Interracial African American Billionaire Baby Romance Marriage Urban) 50: Billionaires Secret Baby 5 (Interracial African American Romance Urban Baby Romance Short Stories) 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 too 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 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. 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 el mundo est?. ,