My boyfriend’s best friend asserted that The Name of the Wind was the best book he’d ever read. When I read a review online that described it as “Harry Potter for adults,” I knew I had to check it out for myself. Although a longer read, the book captivated me. It was very easy to become engrossed in the characters’ lives, especially Kvothe, the main character who is forced to grow up faster than any child should be allowed; I was shedding tears before page 100. Although I wouldn’t consider myself well-read in the fantasy genre, I would have to agree that this book ranks with some of the greatest out there.
The Name of the Wind is the first of what will be a series of three books, The Kingkiller Chronicle. The second will be available in early 2011, delayed due to writer’s block, according to Patrick Rothfuss’ blog on his official website.
This book was exciting, well-written, and although I am a slow reader, my boyfriend gobbled it in just 3 or 4 days. I can’t wait to see what else Patrick Rothfuss has up his sleeve for Kvothe’s life; after all, Book 1 only covers a few years of his childhood!