Book Review: The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss. No Spoilers ^_^

Cover art of the book

Hello, I will describe the book to you so that you can get a feel of how it is and it will help you to decide if you want to buy the book or not. I will not give any spoilers, promise. 🙂

I must admit that this is a relaxing read. There are elements of thrill and action here and there but overall it has a peaceful tone. Like, it describes how the character goes through his daily life where he studies or where he works. It describes his daily struggles trying to make ends meet while being very concerned about learning magic powers which have been named as ‘sympathy’ in the series. There is a clear distinction between people who know magic and who don’t. The magic users are generally shunned from society.

The book describes romance between the character and his love interest. Here, I have to say that the writer has become a little too optimistic while portraying the relationship. The writer shifted a little too far from reality while describing the romantic proceedings in the book.

There is a vivid description of slum life in the beginning of the book, so be prepared to digest it.

The writer has portrayed the religious lore of his world very well. The religious lore connects well with the contemporary world and the behavior of the people.

Overall, I would recommend it if you want to read a well written fantasy book. I enjoyed it very much and am reading the second part right now. I will post the review of second part ‘The Wise Man’s Fear’ when I have finished reading it.

Thank you for reading. 🙂

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