Wise Mans Fer


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Wise Mans Fer

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Editat: març 6, 2011, 7:43am

Obviously that supposed to be Wise mans Fear by Patrick Rothfuss, but I managed to press enter insted of backspace.

It's been out since the 1st, has anyone read it yet? What do you think of it? as good as the last one?

març 6, 2011, 7:50pm

Crap, studying for my degree is REALLY cutting into my fun reading time. Rothfuss and Lynch both got their books out, and I still haven't read Sanderson's Way of Kings yet...

març 7, 2011, 7:08am

I've just finished it. It's into the middle part of the story, which is more familiar then the first part, like the middle part of a long car journey when you are off the local streets onto the motorway and you are settled in. There was one section featuring Felurian that seemed to go on forever, I skipped forward just to see how many pages until it ended. Other than that it's a good story, nice scenery as you go and setting you up for when you get there in the third book.

març 16, 2011, 7:44pm

I think the Felurian part will be more important later on.

Editat: març 17, 2011, 4:20am

I liked the book but had a problem with it. When I finished the book I felt like nothing had happened. It also seems like its going to eb more then a trilogy.

març 17, 2011, 8:49am

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març 17, 2011, 11:06am

I'm getting close to finished, and am enjoying it. The first third was pretty much identical to The Name of the Wind, which, though I loved it, was starting to bore me. Then things completely switched gears, though it started to become a little more episodic: 100 pages of this adventure, followed by 100 pages of that, then 100 pages of Felurian, etc. It's great, though. Like the first, I'm finding it almost impossible to put down.

abr. 15, 2011, 2:16am

readafew: You can wait a while on The Way of Kings. Apparently he is going to be concentrating on the Wheel of Time for a while, so book two is off in the future somewhere. Darn, I'd rather have Sanderson books!

abr. 15, 2011, 8:42am

Well I've been waiting for The Wheel of Time to finish for almost 20 years so hearing he's trying to finish the last book is still good news.

abr. 15, 2011, 3:45pm

Patiently waiting for it to reach my greedy little paws (which as usual means mass-market paperback release or stumbling on an affordable used copy).

abr. 15, 2011, 4:51pm

No library, Jarandel? I'm now third on the wait list and they have dozens of copies at my library.

abr. 16, 2011, 3:40pm

Er... waiting for it to be translated and one of my local libraries to have it would possibly not be much faster.
And I'll want to have a copy anyway, and TBR Mountain is large enough that waiting a bit isn't too much of a hassle ^^

maig 3, 2011, 7:08pm

I just finished it last week. Very good book, although not quite as good as NOTW. I agree with MrJon3s that not much happens. It feels like the entire book was just Kvothe learning skills that he won't get to fully utilize until the next book.

Editat: maig 25, 2011, 10:14pm

I liked Wise Man's Fear better than Name of the Wind. In particular, I liked Kvothe better in the second book. I liked him well enough in the first (and several aspects of his history made tears well up), but I was growing weary of how /good/ he was at everything and how certain things, like his money problems, seemed to be prevalent only when the story needed some tension.

The second book felt like it settled down a bit into who Kvothe was in terms of weaknesses as well as strengths. He's still really good at a lot, but he has some real struggles that come from himself rather than just the outside world acting on him, and I really enjoyed watching him grow and try to cope with that.

I also loved watching the role he played in the creation of his own legend by manipulating and retelling stories. I do think that it might have been a bit neater to have heard some of the stories from our scribe beforehand and /then/ hear the truth of them, as the characters are doing, rather than vice versa. It feels like a missed opportunity in some ways. We know that Kvothe is super famous/infamous in his own time, but all the whys, all the stories, are missing. We have no context so nothing feels quite as surprising or fresh as it probably could.

I also felt like Felurian dragged a bit, but I like some of the complications gained there and the rest of the book moved quickly for me. I read it very fast!

maig 26, 2011, 3:08pm

>14 Aerrin99: I've had some of the same concerns (which I attributed to first-novel-itis), but your review makes me feel better that the author addressed at least some of them. I'm looking forward to it more now :)

juny 16, 2011, 4:24pm

I just finished the book and I liked Wise Man's Fear better than The Name of the Wind. I felt the second book was much more descriptive and finally we are starting to get a little bit more of Kvothe backround. Kvothe character development in this part is much better, also I again feel there are some loose ends.

gen. 14, 2015, 2:54am

Wonderful book. Close to 1000 pages ful of gripping action, unanswered questions and riddles. It's already my umpteenth re-read and I don't get tired of it. I can't compare Rothfuss to any other author, because to me that writing stile is unique. I like the main character even though he might die in the end.