"Name of the Wind" - Auri's Novella Due End of the October

I picked this up after work tonight. I am wishing I had re-read The Name of the Wind recently.

re: kindle edition

Sheazy wrote:

I'm so annoyed to discover that the text is left-justified and not full.

Hmm... on my kindle the text is full justified as I'd expect. Maybe some weirdness of formatting hit it?

After the first few pages I am mainly just trying to remember everything (that summary comic was very helpful!)

MikeSands wrote:

re: kindle edition

Sheazy wrote:

I'm so annoyed to discover that the text is left-justified and not full.

Hmm... on my kindle the text is full justified as I'd expect. Maybe some weirdness of formatting hit it?

After the first few pages I am mainly just trying to remember everything (that summary comic was very helpful!)

Very strange. I tried deleting it and sending it again with the same result. Left-justified. Hmm...

Read it last year on Penny Arcade recommendations, loved it thoroughly.

goman wrote:

For those that read the book when this thread was first started and need a refresher here is a Penny Arcade summary of "The Name of the Wind."

http://blog.patrickrothfuss.com/2011...

Why do you label this labeled as a Penny Arcade summary? PA had nothing to do with it. The art style is somewhat similar, but only somewhat. Curious if this has been mislabeled across the 'net.

And congrats on your taggin!

HedgeWizard wrote:
goman wrote:

For those that read the book when this thread was first started and need a refresher here is a Penny Arcade summary of "The Name of the Wind."

http://blog.patrickrothfuss.com/2011...

Why do you label this labeled as a Penny Arcade summary? PA had nothing to do with it. The art style is somewhat similar, but only somewhat. Curious if this has been mislabeled across the 'net.

And congrats on your taggin!

Woops, I will edit. I got this and the PA recommendation of Rothfuss and this comic summary mixed up.

For those that read the book when this thread was first started and need a refresher here is a comic style summary of "The Name of the Wind."

http://blog.patrickrothfuss.com/2011...

Sheazy wrote:

Very strange. I tried deleting it and sending it again with the same result. Left-justified. Hmm...

Try this.

BadKen wrote:
Sheazy wrote:

Very strange. I tried deleting it and sending it again with the same result. Left-justified. Hmm...

Try this.

I was very excited when I saw this, thinking it would be the solution. I can now access the Justification option under the font settings. But, with this particular ebook, changing from Left to Full doesn't seem to have any effect. It remains left-justified. If there really are people out there who have a full-justified version, then maybe it's worth me contacting Amazon and trying to get that version.

My Kindle version is left-justified as well.

I got the last copy of the Wise Man's Fear at my local favorite book store last night. Grrr, dam DoW2:R. I can't choose. I feel like the dog in Devo's Freedom of Choice lyrics:

There is a poem
in ancient Rome
about a dog
who found to bones.
he licked the one.
he licked the other.
he ran in circles
til he dropped dead.
use your freedom of choice
your freedom of choice!

I finished it, it was pretty good. I think the first might have been better but I am going to give it a week then read it again.

Wow, you went through 1000 pages that quickly?

Oh yes, it arrived at my door today. It's going to be a good Spring break.

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Sounds like I have something new to read.

fangblackbone wrote:

Wow, you went through 1000 pages that quickly?

I am unemployed.

I'm still reading the first. Very enjoyable.

NathanialG wrote:

I finished it, it was pretty good. I think the first might have been better but I am going to give it a week then read it again.

I'm still working on it, but I *just* re-read The Name of the Wind, so it's fresh in my mind.

The feeling I'm getting so far is one of slight frustration, because the dramatic tension just keeps going and going and going. It worked really well in the first book, because you spend all of your time waiting for the other shoe to drop. But now that it's the second book, it's moved from "when's it going to happen? when's it going to happen?" to "ffs, are we there yet?"

But maybe it'll happen soon. I hope.

I am unemployed.

Oh man, I am sorry to hear that. My apologies...

I really just mentioned it because the first book was such a slow read. And definitely not in a bad sense. I loved every minute of it but I usually read 100 pages in 1.5 hours and Name of the Wind was a consistent 2 hours per 100 pages. I almost choked when I found out this one was ~1000 pages.

This one was long! Not bad, but he did take a lot of pages to say things. I finished it last night, looking back a lot happened in the book but at the same time a lot didn't. It is hard to explain. I think it was pretty good, but not as good as the first. I thought there was too much sex and relationship stuff. Also there were some obvious hidden 'twists' not revealed in the story yet that someone as smart as the main character is shown to be he should have picked up on.

When the first book came out it said it was the first in a trilogy, but I don't see how after the second book Rothfuss will be able to finish it in three, assuming there is more story after the storyteller's present circumstances.

Just finished it. I think that it probably spent more time on some things than it had to--on the other hand, the main character *is* 16, and I seem to recall being 16 once... Anyway, I hope the author can pick up the pace a bit in the next book, and I do not expect that a third book will finish it. There's too much left to happen before the "present". I *could* imagine it ending without doing anything but resolve the present situation, and leave further story to a sequel series, maybe. Maybe.

Spoily speculation based on near the end of book 2.

Spoiler:

Ahh, hell. The damned fool's changed his name. I wonder if that's what he's got locked in the box.

I also think it quite likely that his mother was the runaway Lackless girl...

Both of your speculations sound good to me. Way to pick up on that.

I'm still chugging through Name of the wind, but I blew through the first 70% or so(I'm on Chapter 69) during a 5 hour binge yesterday after work.

AnimeJ wrote:

I'm still chugging through Name of the wind, but I blew through the first 70% or so(I'm on Chapter 69) during a 5 hour binge yesterday after work.

Heheh heh heheheh heheheh...

Thanks for the heads-up on the sequel. Grabbed it instanter.

Hypatian wrote:
Spoiler:

Ahh, hell. The damned fool's changed his name. I wonder if that's what he's got locked in the box.

I also think it quite likely that his mother was the runaway Lackless girl...

Spoiler:

I don't think he changed his name, at least in that way. I would not be surprised if his real name is not Kvothe though, like he changed it when his parents died, Locke Lamora style. I think the chest just contains some things like his shaed and lute, maybe his Adem sword unless he sent it back to convince them he was dead. At the end it sounded like he opens it often, I wouldn't think he would do that if names were inside. Maybe a smaller box inside with other names, like some of the Chandrian?

The twists I was thinking of were his mom was Lackless, like you said, and that the guy he played tak with (Bredon?) is Denna's patron. The mention of his walking stick and then the Cthaen thing saying her patron beats her with a walking stick, and the guys trip where he just left, made me think of this.

Just finished it: it was good. That's some interesting speculation, too. Hm.

I'm not so keen on the 1-2 year wait for the final part, curses.

Damn it, my library is already up to eleven reserves for when we get it. Is it (Wise Man's Fear) worth the buy?

El-Taco-the-Rogue wrote:

Damn it, my library is already up to eleven reserves for when we get it. Is it (Wise Man's Fear) worth the buy?

If you haven't read Name of the Wind, I'd say get that first or you'll probably be really lost. Name of the Wind is pretty fantastic though. But if Wise Man's Fear is half as good as Name, then it'll be well worth it IMO.

Just finished it last night. Not as good as his first, but still very good. I was very disappointed by the first third of the book, because I thought that after the events at the end of the first one we were going to be past all the life-sure-is-rough-at-the-University stuff. But then things took a turn for the better and I wound up being much more engaged through the last two thirds.

I'm not seeing how he finishes this story in one more book. A dramatic change of pace will be needed.