I am trying to catch up with ‘real’ reading now that the PhD is done. It really feels good to take a book just for the sheer pleasure of enjoying a good story. My ‘coming back’ book is actually two: The Name of the Wind and The Wise Man’s Fear – Books 1 and 2 of The Kingkiller Chronicle by Patrick Rothfuss. It was Ed’s suggestion and now I understand why he has read both volumes twice.
Rothuss not only creates a very interesting secondary world but also a fascinating and highly enjoyable main character with whom you can really connect cognitively and emotionally. Superbly well-written, it is a page turner and when you, unfortunately, puts it down, the first impulse is to go and check the publisher’s website straightway to try to figure out when Book 3 is coming…
- Rothfuss, P. (2008) The Name of the Wind. London: Gollancz.
- Rothfuss, P. (2011) The Wise Man’s Fear. London: Gollancz.