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Book Review: Name of the Wind

Oh my oh my did I love this book. It has been sitting on my shelf for over a year now. I thought it looked good, brought it on an impulse and then it sat on my shelf and it mocked me. It was just so thick and I never considered that I had the time to read it. So it just sat there. And looked at me.

Yet over the Easter holidays I was in full essay avoidance mode and I decided to start it. Goodness me was that one excellent decision of mine! In the end I finished it in under a week it was that good!

This is a really well written, structured and plotted novel that grips you from the get go. The characters are interesting, complicated and their motivations are believable, pretty important in a novel that is 600+ pages long!

I would recommend this novel to anyone who enjoys epic fantasy novels or just simply well plotted and interesting books. Despite this novels length I was never bored with the story and was ecstatic to find out that there was a sequel and that its part of a planned trilogy.

You can bet that the sequel is now on my library request lists!

I leave you with this quote from the back cover, and if this doesn’t make you want to read the book I don’t know what will!

‘I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings. I have burned down the town of Trebon. I have spent the night with Felurian and left with both my sanity and my life. I was expelled from the University at a younger age than most people are allowed in. I tread paths by moonlight that others fear to speak of during day. I have talked to Gods, loved women, and written songs that make the minstrels weep.

My name is Kvothe. You may have heard of me.’

If you have read this book let me know- did you enjoy it as much as me?

Lindy xxx

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What I’m Reading this Week… (2)

I finished Patrick Rothfuss the Name of the Wind! I took a lot of dedicated ignoring of my assignment but I did it… full review coming later in the week.

I’m going for easy reads this week as I am going back to university 😦 As you know I’m a fan of biography and Michael McIntyre is pretty darn funny so I’m hoping the two have met in a joyous union here.

I will be reading this book for the foreseeable future! It just takes so long!

This I picked up for 50p at a charity shop- deal! And we all know how I can’t resist a bit of crime fiction!

What are you reading this week friends?

Lindy xxx

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What I’m reading this week….

I have an English assignment on children’s literacy development to write for university this week so any and all of these books will be perused at length this week!

I brought this book ages ago in a Waterstones sale but have only just got round to starting it. Its a chunker at 662 pages so it may take me a while, but thus far it is really, really good!

This is another book that I have been reading on and off for ages. Its quite technical and one of those book where I really have to be concentrating to make sure I understand what is going on. Its very interesting though and I am determined to finish it!

What are you reading at the moment?

Lindy xxx

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