Sunday, 12 March 2017

BOOK REVIEW - The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

Working in a bookshop, I'd had this book recommended to me so many times, by customers and booksellers alike. But it wasn't until it was chosen as the book for our Sci-fi&fantasy book club that I actually paid attention to what everyone was saying and started reading...

At a first glance, there appears to be nothing special about this book. It is basically just a guy telling his story to a group of people. And normally it would be a boring, tedious and time wasting read, but there is just something about this book. Rothfuss writes with such elegance and grace that it instantly lifts this story and brings the whole book to life!

The staggered narrative, which would normally appear out of place and off-putting, fits perfectly and makes you feel as though you are sat there in person.

Unique, intriguing and utterly addictive. As I said at the beginning, there is just something about this book.

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