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The Wise Man's Fear

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455 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 ou think the pacing of NotW was slow believe me that Rothfuss managed to slow it down even Don t be fooled by my six days 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 danger 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 done 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 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 character development but they could ve been cut 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 to do 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 ears old up to when he s 15 ears old The Wise Man s Fear only focused on Kvothe s life until 17 Extreme Metal Bass years old that s only 2ears despite having almost 400 pages than NotWMy previous point doesn t mean that I 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 book decreased Not only Denna s personality encapsulates everything I 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 compelling despite 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 development whether Word to Caesar you like it or not it really depends onour preferences and patience I personally like it I do think again his sex spree ever since his meeting with Felurian could be cut down a bit Kvothe himself as a character is uite complex Pure Dead Magic 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 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 Ifou 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 interactions developments 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 here and I was really enthralled by 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 Summer Term at Chesterton Court 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 despite lacking in content compared with the other 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 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 it doesn t have Denna in the plot Anyone can love a thing because That s as easy as putting a penny inour pocket But to love something 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 but despite that I still love this book and the trilogy I really enjoyed reading it and I will 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 storytelling decision 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 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 To Kill a Nation: The Attack on Yugoslavia you wait a few span or month to hear a finished song the anticipation adds savor But after aear excitement begins to sour Kvothe The Name of the Wind How about 6 Eucharist, Bishop, Church years for a book Oh well that particular Door won t be opened for manyears 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 The Autoimmune Fix you should read it do take into mind though thatou 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 dawn 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 dream 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 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 Humbled by a Brat The Irv O Neil Erotic Library Book 21 you read long enoughou might begin to feel it in the warmth that floods Meditation A Key to New Horizons in God your heart asou 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 her during the nightthe girl had true brown hair brown as a mouse her eyes were bright and attentive and she typed with the sure 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 was deep 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 Board Book How to Charm a Llama you dont like him P 5 stars A farewell letter to my Kvothe WOW Oh wow It just dawned on me that Kvothe and I won t be meeting again for another what 10 to 15ears Sounds about right The inevitable long await is so disheartening and the fury s already starting to creep inThus Kvothe this s my farewell letter to Never Touch the Dinosaurs youDearest favourite douche in fantasyLet s get real hereou rub people the wrong way not me Never me But people do talk and the consensus is that New Ways to Kill Your Mother: Writers and Their Families you re arrogant kind of an ass a little bit of hubristic okay a lotou know it s true and also a bit of a douchebag and extremely reckless often than not unnecessarily and only to prove a point and for someone so brilliant sometimes it s like Cashing the Chip (Shelter, you can t even tell the difference between being fearless to just being plain stupid but LISTEN I speak only of what I see so don t be disheartened becauseou re also generous charming and a gentleman at heart In my eyes Tutoring Dallas you could do 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 deserted island it d without a doubt be withou because apparently we get to choose who we get stranded with therefore I ve chosen to forgive all of The Life And Adventures of John Nicol Mariner your other shortcomings asour strengths far outweigh La deshumanización del arte your flawsAnd that absolute badass moveou pulled toward the end of the book well let s just say that that move put Göttliches Vermächtnis König der Welten 1 you right back up onto my top five male characters in fantasy You took me by surprise and that s why I loveou 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 divinity 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 date Your creator really knows how to pick em The bad I would ve absolutely given اصطلاحات الصوفية ويليه رشح الزلال في شرح الألفاظ المتداولة بين أرباب الأذواق والأحوال you the full 5 stars but I have some issues that haveet to be resolved For starters what re The Sceptics of the Old Testament you still doing at the university it s been two tomes with over a thousand pages long and somehowou re still lurking around that damned place I loved the whole university aspect in the first book but I expected Reinventing the CFO How Financial Managers Can Transform Their Roles and Add Greater Value you to move on to different adventures And second most of whatou did here was travel from place to place doing one thing after another then repeating the cycle again The first book set up so much tension and mystery that I thought I d finally get some answers here but alas I did 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 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 with destruction chaos and turmoil which I 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 Violin Fingering It's Theory and Practice Da Capo Press music reprint series youou re all cured of the Denna disease that Anxiety Between Desire and the Body you just can t seem to shake off because that thorn on my soon to beour side only lives to torture me Enigma of the Cross Hodder Christian Paperbacks you and I don t care for it one bitFarewellThanks toour maker who refuses to budge in and who excels at torturing his پرسش های نخستین پاسخ های بی پایان your fans we won t be seeing each other for a good while not even sure if it will happen in my lifetime but don 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 awaitour return dearest Kvothe If I m alive by then that isYour ever loving loyalistNaniHad to wait months for this baby cause I needed my Ska 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 I don t think anyone has coined a snappy title foret 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 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 something pointy and stand over the shoulder of this bearded smug chubby goon and jab him with it until he gets on with telling the damn story he set out to tell before he becomes Robert Jordan Jr in earnestOn the positive side of things if The Gods Themselves you pick this book upou will have to fight with Becoming Project Five Fifteen yourself to put it 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 untilou start to think really hard about what it is Britain, Australia and the Bomb you re readingour 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
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viewed through JK Rowling has 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 I don 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 Kiffe Kiffe Demain you but suffice to say it s flabby where we don t care lean where we do Denna 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 character development in this book Everyone in here feels flat one dimensional two dimensions tops for central characters and dull Untilou really force Sanzoku Ou King of Bandits Vol 9 yourself to think about thisou won t even notice it because his writing is that goodI have no doubt 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 «Todo hombre sabio teme tres cosas la tormenta en el mar la noche sin luna Assassin's Creed Valhalla - Artbook officiel y la ira de un hombre amable»El hombre había desaparecido El mito no Músico mendigo ladrón estudiante mago trotamundos hér. Ctual brain problems he should seek therapy to help him address This review is from 2011In caseou haven t heard today is the release day of the long awaited seuel to The Name of the Wind a delightful debut fantasy novel by Patrick Rothfuss I ve had the privilege of reading the book so I thought I d post a heads up here for those of Becoming Enlightened you who read my blog along with a review Of sorts Also a reminder I 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 focus on one uestion Is it as good as the firstThe answer ises and I feel that it s uite a bit better That is saying a lotThere s the review I figure that those of Jim Hensons Labyrinth you reading this blog will either1 Have read Name of the Wind and liked it so that review should be than enough forou2 Have read Name of the Wind and didn t like it If so I respect Basic Training your opinion even thoughou re obviously a crazy person3 Haven t Gambling for Dummies yet read Name of the Wind so givingou an extensive review of the second book would really just be a big confusing spoilerPART TWO GO BUY ITThis is a very very good book If Dancing with Ben Hall and Other Yarns you liked the first might I suggest thatou go out and purchase BUG DEATH yourself a copy this week Pat may not mention it himself but first week sales are very helpful in giving a book good momentum It will determine how long the book stays on shelves how good its placement is in weeks to come and how aggressively the seuel will be ordered by bookstoresAs I always state for my own books ifou re not a hardcover buyer don t feel guilty not going out to get it as authors we like Forests Hope (Timber Valley Wolf Pack you to consume books asou prefer to consume them Library hardcover ebook paperback Keeping and Breeding Australian Pythons your call However ifou are intending to read Wise Man s Fear in hardcover buying it early rather than late is always a nice sign for the author Also I ve got a selfish reason for wanting Pat to sell well I d very much like to have a nice friendly rivalry going with the chap The Way of Kings hit 7 on the New York Times list If Pat can hit in the top five with this book it will give me something to shoot forHonestly I m hoping he hits 1 It s well within the realm of possibility for this book and he deserves it It will help the entire genre if this book sells well as it will prove that big epic fantasy books by newer authors are still viable and will also prove that excellence will be rewarded by the readershipPART THREE A LONGER REVIEW KIND OFOkay so I m off on a tangent again Let s bring this back into focus I m going to assume that some of Hester Roon you haven t read Name of the Windet I often suggest it to people it s become alongside Tigana The Eye of the World and Dragonsbane one of my top recommendations for fantasy readers Often however people ask why they should read the book Why do I recommend itBecause it s awesomeWhy is it awesomeThis often stops me Why is Pat s writing awesomeWell the books have an absolutely wonderful magic system One part science one part historical pseudoscience one part magical wonder It s the type of magic system that I m always delighted to read and ranks among my favorites in fantasy literature But that alone doesn t describe why the books are awesomeIn many ways Name of the Wind is like an old familiar coat A A Wayside Tavern young man orphaned at aoung age Time spent on the streets living as a thief and a street rat A wizards school Those who have not liked the book have often complained about the familiar tropes What I love about how Pat uses these tropes however is the realism he strives to impartI view this story like a Batman Begins type realism reboot of many classic fantasy tropes We get to hear the legends of Kvothe then read the truth and make the connections of how things spiraled from realistic to fantastic The way Pat does this is genius In some places For Fear of Little Men you can barely pick out the tropes he is using after one seuence in Wise Man s Fear I found myself laughing uproariously as I realized the mythological foundation for the seuence There are familiar tropes but they re taken and made so new and fresh thatou have to peer through several layers of silk to see them for what they are In other cases there is delightful originalityThose things however also fail to describe why the books are awesomeKvothe is a very compelling hero very classical in that he s widely accomplished Twig the Fairy and the Goblin Masquerade (Twig the Fairy yet marred by a single dominating flaw In this case his temper He is witty charming and so wonderfully capable that he s a delight to read about Particularly following much of the current fiction I ve read which seems to take the utmost pains to make certain I don t like anyone I m reading about He s nobleet brash and is clever but inexperienced Which makes him dense on occasion He livesBut even that is not what truly makes these books awesomeIn the end I think that if I distill why I ve loved these books so much than others it s because of this They re beautiful Wise Man s Fear is a beautiful book to read Masterful prose a sense of cohesion to the storytelling a wonderful sense of pacing None of that is the reason for the awesomeness any than a single dab of paint is the reason why a Monet is a thing of wonder But if YOU STEP BACK TO LOOK AND DIGEST THE PIECE step back to look and digest the piece a whole not thinking too much about the parts Sanity is the Future of Wealth you are left with a sense of aweThere is a beauty to Pat s writing that defies description Perhaps if Kvothe were here he could write an appropriate song that would capture itBrandonps As this is of note to many of those in my audience I feel that I should mention that this book contains a fair bit sex than the previous volume did Pat avoids graphic details but there are events in the latter half of the book that some readers may find discomforting I m going to have to be a voice of dissent 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 delightful partner every bit as wonderful as Felurian had been But how could that be I hearou 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 no discernible end He escapes finally by singing with his beautiful singsong voice that he brags about constantlyIt is easier to understand if Jelena '93 you think of it in terms of music Sometimes a man enjoys a symphony Talking about sex Elsetimes he finds a jig suited to his taste The same holds true of lovemakingHaha right so by now it s getting hilarious because this little twirp who at age 16 manages to find two women willing to sleep with him one of whom is imaginary decides that he s become The God of Sex and must now spend the rest of the book acting like an effeminate man whoreKvothe speaking againOne type of sex is suited to the deep cushions of a twilight forest glade Another comes uite naturally tangled in the sheets of narrow beds upstairs in innsin inns distinctive Rothfuss dictionKvothe s insights on womenEach woman is like an instrument waiting to be learned and finely played fucked to have at least her own true music made That s right guys women are like instruments and they exist forour use and pleasureRealizing that what he just said is sophomoric sexist and a little insane Kvothe clarifiesSome might take offense at this way of seeing things They might think I degrade womenWell in defense of anyone thinking that New Heights The Beginning After The End you do degrade women Before the book endsour skinny little ass has sex with half the village by the university I don t feel like transcribing any of itKvothe prances around with the approximate wisdom and subtlety of a slightly below average modern day teenager A musician with a delicate disposition at home at a pedicurist than a fantasy novel he s best described as a weakling a coward and a foolAt one point he actually loses a fight to a 10 ear old girl Someone responded to this earlier by saying But she was a really badass little girl Haha Ok Criticisms His primary personalty traits are wit charm and intelligenceMark Twain is witty Locke Lamora is charming Kvothe is a self absorbed brat with the emotional depth of a teaspoon The narrator insists on his intelligence and success at the university but every time Kvothe speaks it s an eyeroll fest Kvothe is the furthest thing from a cowardA girl he s been pining over since almost the beginning of the last book admits that she is being abused What does Kvothe do He says some dumb things and abandons her to go on a pointless expedition into the woods stumbles over the Fey where he loses his virginity screws 5 women that we re told about this in the space of a couple of months and finally returns to the university by the end of the book only to reveal that he is not in love with the original girl any Stay classy Kvothe buddyHere s what he has to say about love Kvothe Love is a subtle concept But it can be defined Vashet Do so then Tell me of love Kvothe Love is the willingness to do anything for someone Vashet Then how is love different from duty or loyalty Kvothe It is also combined with physical attractionWell ou re an expert on that Faerie you little man whoreou Vashet Even a mother s love Kvothe Combined with extreme fondness then Vashet And what exactly do The Same and Not the Same you mean by fondness Kvothe It is He trailed off racking his brainAt least that shouldn t take longListen Kvothe love is the condition wherein the happiness of another person is essential toour own It s not rocket science And it does not reuire physical attraction Combined with extreme fondness Wtf are Goodbye Soldier War Biography you 16 Oheah that s right ou are Seriously half the time Kvothe opens his mouth I want to punch him in the face 1000 pages of him speaking come on don pages of him speaking come on Don do this to me And look I completely understand that the author deliberately made his main character into a crappy teenager I get it But the result sucks Well it s 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 d 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 deadline in November 2010 I d 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 There s a tendency when reading a series to rate the books against each other rather than against the world I ve seen it done to my own books I loved XXXX of Thorns but it wasn t as good as YYYY of Thorns so 4I didn t enjoy The Wise Man s Fear as much as I enjoyed The Name of the Wind I didn 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 between the journey the destination 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 doesn t happen in this very long book In fact so little happens in that direction 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 drastic up ing of focus and pace or a 10000 page book would be reuired to deal with Heliax and friendsSo let s put to one side the fact that if ou 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 discover he s not genius level at mathematics hardly balances that he picks up a difficult new language makes startling progress at marshal arts and impresses a sex fairy with his sexing even though it s his first timeIf Valkea kuin lumi you let go ofour destination desires this is an enjoyable book with great prose The story meanders seemingly without direction In fact a big chunk of it is about Kvothe and friends meandering without direction hunting bandits in a vast wood The aim doesn t feel particularly important protecting tax collectors in a distant land the meat of it doesn 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 dynamics 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 dull when I lay it out but the deliciousness like the devil is in the detail 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 different 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 ear 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 CLOTHES 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 Eric AllenOne thing I can for Patrick Rothfuss is that he has great ideas Unfortunately great ideas do not by themselves a great story make I have heard rumors that the first book The Name of the Wind took eleven ears 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 developed an almost rabid cultlike following of fans The Lady of Larkspur Lotion 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 beco. Oe 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 del mundo est?. Me an Arcanist Would he find some way to make money Would he ever avenge his parents How did he come from the promising Five Wealth Secrets 96% of Us Dont Know youth seeking clues to the supernatural beings that murdered his family to the broken 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 three days much like the silence that haunts his inn At first I 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 aear 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 a distant land that is looking for a clever Photoatlas of Inclusions in Gemstones Volume 3 young musician to help him win the heart of the lady he has his eye on Fortunately Kvothe happens to be a cleveroung 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 distant land where he learns to tangent from a group of tangentary tangents but is tangented by Blood Magic Divided Realms yet another tangent after leaving when he tangents upon someoung 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 to do 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 good 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 the different cultures and races seem very distinct and real The writing itself is excellent So good in fact that most people don t even realize what a god awful mess every other aspect of the book is Despite all the bitching I do about this book it was worth reading at least once for the humor or to see the train wreck for Hooking Him 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 asou and me with thoughts feelings and desires all of their own that do NOT typically revolve around some incomprehensible and fantastical Training the Trainer yearning to please men Just thoughtou d like to know Half of this book is copy and paste from the first book The other half has little to no point and goes absolutely nowhere There s no conflict there s no suspense there s nothing like a normal story arch There is no climax because the book doesn t build up to anything Like I said Patrick Rothfuss has great ideas but no storytelling skills to apply them to The whole narrative is incoherent and nonsensical You have to reward Karsh Portfolio your readers with a climactic event or two for sticking withou through the whole book PatFar too much time is spent on characters telling allegorical stories that really have 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 present day where Kvothe discusses aspects of his story are annoying and hugely distracting 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 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 Before Atlantis you ve read The Name of the Windou have no need to read The Wise Man s fear because The Gypsy Wisdom Spellbook 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 outou 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 ou 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 of different 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 done well and for the most part Rothfuss does good things with it but when he moves to the parts of the book that happen in the present day he switches to third person and the contrast is jarring and almost as distracting as the actual interruptions themselves Especially because he 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 really distracting It was like he came up with a great sounding title and then completely drew a blank on why the book should be called that then dropped a couple references in after the fact He also seems to think his readers are idiots and freuently talks 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 haired dude on the cover and a title like have had a shirtless ripped long haired dude on the cover and a title like 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 ear olds who are often thought to be The Destruction of Jerusalem An Absolute and Irresistible Proof of the Divine Origin of Christianity younger than that by appearance That s called pedophilia and most people tend to see that as very WRONG News flash women don t typically think or act like that If I were a girl reading this book I think I d 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 darkness wellou know Denna IHAAAAATEFREAKINGDENNAOh my holy hell I hate this character Talk about doing EVERYTHING Three Cups of Tea 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 done well but here it s definitely NOT You can only drag it out so far before it becomes annoying distracting and downright torturous Rothfuss has completely and utterly failed in making a compelling love interest Why 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 she does not belong because someone decided that every work of fiction just HAS to have a love story in it Her faux mysteriousness is badly written contrived BS that does 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 damns about each other and their relationship fails completely because it s been dragged 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 do not count an argument that has absolutely nothing to do with their relationship in any way to be something happening in said relationship Rothfuss keeps playing up her mysteriousness to such a 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 so distracting 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 disappeared the presence of Denna alone would have ruined it Worst of all this painful mess of a love story haset 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 annoying distracting and frankly painful waste of timeRemove Denna from the series entirely and it is a much better series I 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 30 Day Alcohol Reboot: Rethink your drinking, reset your life you really don 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 doesn t know the first thing about love which is painfully obvious ifou ve read even one scene between Kvothe and Denna He doesn t seem to understand what love is or how it He doesn t seem to understand what love is or how it 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 All God's Children Are Lost but Only a Few Can Play the Piano Finding a Life That Is Truly Your Own your ridiculously over the top computer animated explosion fest of a climax Ifou can t craft a believable and compelling love story STOP Take two steps back And completely remove it from The Better Angels of Our Nature: A History of Violence and Humanity your book because the story is better off without it than it is when it completely fails A love story has to 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 and differences 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 leavesou 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 Narrative Economics: How Stories Go Viral and Drive Major Economic Events yet Kvothe continuously pines after this girl as though he has any sort of meaningful relationship with her when there is no 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 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 Doou even understand what love is Pat From this book I can definitely say that ou 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 I do enjoy the occasional well done love story so long as it actually serves a purpose to the plot or makes me feel that these characters truly do love each other and 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 foreshadowed death because I will cheer with joy the 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 and done 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 ou 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 සෝමපුර වීරයෝ you interested through the good and the bad alike Denna is annoying and pointless butou 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 during the course of the book shrug Yeah I don t get it either If sex scenes offend Ordo Templi Orientis youou ll be doing uite a bit of skipping As I said before this book was completely unnecessary and did nothing at all to ultimately advance the plot or the characters If Barbed Wire and Cherry Blossoms you come at it as a work of comedy rather than part of a grand epic fantasy thenou ll likely be entertained by the humor On the other hand Music (Little Black Book) you could pick up book 3 when it comes out and not be lost at all because this book was about nothing The characters did not learn grow or progress at all and it ends as it begins with Kvothe in school dealing with the same problems he was 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 thatou 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 his debut novel but I 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 it does not mean that I did I ve read a rare few books I disliked than this one Agree or not that is my HONEST opinion You don t have to agree with me but I don 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 reviews. ? dispuesto a regresar Pero su historia prosigue la aventura 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