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Wolves of the Calla
Bernie Wrightson, Stephen King
(re)Visions - Alice
Anthology;Kaye Chazan;Hilary Thomas;Amanda Ching;Christian Young
Progress: 129/220 pages
Blackout (All Clear #1)
Connie Willis
The Well of Ascension
Brandon Sanderson
Children of Dune
Frank Herbert

The Name of the Wind (Kingkiller Chronicles, Day 1)

The Name of the Wind  - Patrick Rothfuss For a more detailed review, check out SFF Book ReviewPartly, I understand the hype. Rothfuss has an incredible way with words and makes even boring passages fun to read. This is definitely a page turner.However, I am not blinded by good writing. There is almost no plot once Kvothe actually reaches the University and it reads as if the author didn't know how to give the story a climax. Which is why a strange and simply stupid plot point is magicked up at the end, just so Kvothe can be a "hero". His own stupidity brought him into the mess and none of it is in relation to the story arc (of which I'm sure there must be one, hiding somewhere). Don't stone me for saying this. I do love his writing and will pick up more of his books (once they come out), but I just think this could have used a lot of fleshing out and editing to make it the great book it is sold as.