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Just to note ... Nate Send a noteboard - 26/07/2012 03:20:11 AM
... there is a very large body of fan theory that gives evidence that pretty much every chapter contains at least one small bit of subtle clue for what's going to happen to their world and how Kvothe is going to be the cause of it, and why he's going to end up an innkeeper with no music and no magic. I find the clues and the evidence incredibly fascinating, and it suggests that the reason he didn't tell anything about the pirates, for example, is that nothing of importance to the end-of-the-world that's going to happen was involved in that part of the tale. But all the parts the Kvothe is telling, regardless of how mundane they might seem, are important to the overall understanding of what's going to happen.

Plus, like you said, the story is very engagingly written, and Kvothe is a great character.

If you're interested in reading up on some of the fan theories and such, look up the Rothfuss Re-read on Tor's blog site. Every single post is jammed with theories and ideas about the subtle clues being strewn about the story, and it's all very probable-sounding and consistent, though of course we won't know for sure until the third book. I've also heard that Rothfuss then plans to write a second trilogy taking the character forward from the present of the frame story, facing down and trying to fix what's wrong with the world, but I don't know that for sure.

For example, and this is the least subtle of the clues, did you figure out that the lady the not-a-king wants to marry, Meluan Lackless, is probably Kvothe's aunt, and that the proof for that is in a song Kvothe's father once sang that was mentioned in the first book?
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I am becoming skeptical about Patrick Rothfuss (spoilers for about half of Wise Man's Fool) - 26/07/2012 12:24:39 AM 2457 Views
Just to note ... - 26/07/2012 03:20:11 AM 1016 Views
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Very astute. I was highly disappointed with the book *NM* - 26/07/2012 03:40:55 AM 483 Views
I can't defend the book, all the issues you raise are correct. - 26/07/2012 02:42:54 PM 918 Views
Every thing you say about the overly troped story is true, - 26/07/2012 03:06:45 PM 972 Views
Good points, as everyone else said. - 26/07/2012 06:48:12 PM 907 Views
Can't wait to hear your thoughts on the second half. (minor spoilers) - 29/07/2012 04:56:53 AM 987 Views
I'm making my way through The Name of the Wind reread on - 29/07/2012 12:24:26 PM 818 Views
I quit reading at the half way point of book two also. - 29/07/2012 02:34:22 PM 953 Views
The twisting of tropes is much deeper, I beleive. - 30/07/2012 06:25:56 AM 1035 Views
The series' overall quality is dependant on Book 3. - 30/07/2012 09:50:26 AM 877 Views
Started re-reading because of your review - 30/07/2012 08:22:54 PM 799 Views
Try looking up the Tor blog site re-read, for reals. - 30/07/2012 10:52:01 PM 851 Views
Even if that were true he could still have cut the beginning by 3/4 - 31/07/2012 03:09:40 AM 1044 Views
I dunno, go read some Hemingway then? - 31/07/2012 04:06:59 AM 890 Views
I don't see the problem. - 02/08/2012 09:42:15 PM 894 Views

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