Cannonball Read IV

A bunch of Pajibans reading and reviewing and honoring AlabamaPink.

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Jen K’s #CBRIV Review #48: The Wise Man’s Fear

Follow up to The Name of the Wind. While I still enjoyed it, I also feel like he left too much left to be wrapped up in the final novel.

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Jen K’s #CBRIV Review #46: The Name of the Wind

Very enjoyable beginning to a fantasy trilogy. Parts of it are reminiscent of other fantasy novels, but not in a bad way.

Fofo’s #CBR4 Review #18: The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss

Target: Patrick Rothfuss’ The Wise Man’s Fear(The Kingkiller Chronicle #2)

Profile: Epic Fantasy, The Kingkiller Chronicle

The best way to check if a book is good is to start reading it right before you fall asleep.  A really good book can hook you out of exhaustion and keep you going for hours, as I discovered when I started in on the last third of The Wise Man’s Fear at 12:30 one night and didn’t stop reading until I was finished at 4AM.  I already sang Patrick Rothfuss’ praises in my review of The Name of the Wind during the third Cannonball Read, and I mentioned then that the sequel was already receiving critical acclaim.  Now I can confirm that Rothfuss meets and exceeds all expectations.

The Wise Man’s Fear picks up where The Name of the Wind left us; reeling from a brutal attack on the inn run by retired adventurer, Kvothe.  The narrative arc of the series continues as before, alternating between Kvothe telling his story to Chronicler and the brief asides in the present day.  There’s more meat to the present day chapters this time around, partly to deal with the fallout of the attack, and partly because we’re moving into parts of Kvothe’s story that aren’t as well known to the general public, prompting questions from both Chronicler and Bast, Kvothe’s companion.

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Read Fofo’s review of The Name of the Wind

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