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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2014 4:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, there was a thread? Very Happy I just read these very recently, and mostly enjoyed them. Now...waiting for the next one...

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bizzare. Came to this forum intending to start a thread called - you got it - The Name of the Wind and found this thread sitting at the top of the pile. A work-mate gave me the book to read [the same one that lent me Game of Thrones a week or two ago] and endorsed it with his strongest rcomendation. I'm 100 plus pages in; yes it's good and perhaps getting slowly better - but I'm not 100% convinced. The tone is sort of darkish but not that dark. It started as an adventure and has morphed into an autobiography, but I'm sort of hoping it will move back into a 'here and now' story again [I've got my doubts]. Two people I know have both said it's amongst the best fantasy they've ever read so I'm hoping it will catch me more as it progresses. Time will tell.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 4:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It does at times, but most of it is autobiography, so far at least. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 5:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I actually came to resent the here and now stuff after a while. For one thing, it made me realize that Kvothe is a far too reliable narrator.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 5:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I do sorta want to see the outcome of the here and now stuff. And he didn't half go on about the university...

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 28, 2014 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Took a long while but I did finish the book yesterday. Problem was I had a lot of library reservations come in that had to be read in the limited time I have them [and I'm notoriously quick at loosing interest in a book anyway]. I finished it on the basis that I'd been lent it by a lad at work and he clearly wanted to see me read [and enjoy] this book - not perhaps the best reasons. Well yes, it was OK - even good, but I'm not hooked to the point where I am hankering to pick up book 2. in a hurry. I probably will read it at some point, but more in the absence of a better alternative than out of big time desire.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2015 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I loved it, noticed there's an alcoholic beverage called "metheglin" in it--SRD made that word up originally no?
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2015 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mighara Sovmadhi wrote:
I loved it, noticed there's an alcoholic beverage called "metheglin" in it--SRD made that word up originally no?

Rothfuss has a page about Metheglin, and he includes an etymology.

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The name “metheglin” comes from the old English term for medicine. Metheglin was mead with a bunch of herbs in it. Because, as you know, herbs are good for you. [link]

He goes on to provide his ... well ... he calls it a "recipe".
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