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The twisting of tropes is much deeper, I beleive. fionwe1987 Send a noteboard - 30/07/2012 06:25:56 AM
Based on your interest in Jordan, and based on the kind of interest you have in Jordan, I think you'll find the endeavor worth it.

I'm not saying your points are wrong. They're bang on target, actually. Except that I'm not at all certain the author doesn't know that and want exactly the same reaction.

Is this all a tall tale that seems to be fitting too neatly into various storytelling tropes, and is hence has no relation to the truth? There's a very good chance that is true. The ultimate character development for Kvothe is not what happens to him in the story. In fact, you'll notice that he doesn't really change at all, in his narration of his past. That's a very realistic portrayal of how someone would tell their story years later. The actual character being developed is "Kote", the innkeeper/retired wizard/storyteller. Many of the facts of his past are relevant, but it seems fairly obvious that the way they're narrated is meant to reflect on Kvothe/Kote's character, not represent the "real" events that happened in that imaginary world.

Be warned, though. The stuff you will come across in the book from this point on (if you decide to continue), will be even more absurd. There are going to be plot elements that will make you want to bang your head against the wall. Or fling the book against it. But keep on, and pay attention to little factoids (like a song a character sings, a ludicrous tale someone heard, and so on...), and I think the story is building up into a very satisfactory reveal, character-wise, and plot-wise.
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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 2469 Views
Just to note ... - 26/07/2012 03:20:11 AM 1026 Views
So... - 26/07/2012 05:01:44 AM 944 Views
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Very astute. I was highly disappointed with the book *NM* - 26/07/2012 03:40:55 AM 494 Views
I can't defend the book, all the issues you raise are correct. - 26/07/2012 02:42:54 PM 928 Views
Every thing you say about the overly troped story is true, - 26/07/2012 03:06:45 PM 981 Views
Good points, as everyone else said. - 26/07/2012 06:48:12 PM 919 Views
Can't wait to hear your thoughts on the second half. (minor spoilers) - 29/07/2012 04:56:53 AM 994 Views
I'm making my way through The Name of the Wind reread on - 29/07/2012 12:24:26 PM 830 Views
I quit reading at the half way point of book two also. - 29/07/2012 02:34:22 PM 971 Views
The twisting of tropes is much deeper, I beleive. - 30/07/2012 06:25:56 AM 1053 Views
The series' overall quality is dependant on Book 3. - 30/07/2012 09:50:26 AM 886 Views
Started re-reading because of your review - 30/07/2012 08:22:54 PM 810 Views
Try looking up the Tor blog site re-read, for reals. - 30/07/2012 10:52:01 PM 863 Views
Even if that were true he could still have cut the beginning by 3/4 - 31/07/2012 03:09:40 AM 1058 Views
I dunno, go read some Hemingway then? - 31/07/2012 04:06:59 AM 901 Views
I don't see the problem. - 02/08/2012 09:42:15 PM 906 Views

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