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Book Discussion: The Name of the Wind - SPOILER FREE Thread

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1clamairy
syyskuu 21, 2008, 4:18pm

Have it it!

2readafew
syyskuu 22, 2008, 1:19pm

It was good. I felt the need to bump this one along. ;)

3cal8769
syyskuu 22, 2008, 1:28pm

I'm a little bit into the book and am enjoying it very much.

4clamairy
syyskuu 22, 2008, 3:09pm

AHHH! I can't get to it for a couple of days...

5PhoenixTerran
syyskuu 22, 2008, 3:23pm

It is currently sitting on my shelf looking pretty. (Stoopid ARCs...)

6sqdancer
syyskuu 22, 2008, 3:54pm

I gave in and bought a copy on Friday, but I have a couple of (non-renewable) ILLs to finish first.

7MrsLee
syyskuu 22, 2008, 4:44pm

I started it, and am really enjoying the world and the delicate unfolding of the characters. I'm only a few chapters in, but will take it with me to my mom's, I should get some good reading in there. I do find I have to concentrate to keep track of things.

8Taliska
syyskuu 23, 2008, 2:22am

I finished reading it a month ago! Took me only 3 days, its a feat for me to finish a book that size in under a week! It was a very entertaining read and I am greatly anticipating the next instalment!

9littlebookworm
syyskuu 23, 2008, 8:39am

I'm probably not going to start reading it until I'm on the plane on Saturday and need some relaxation. Too many ARCs to get through to start it now.

10clamairy
syyskuu 23, 2008, 9:13am

#9 - 'On the plane'... as in on the plane for ENGLAND?

11clamairy
Muokkaaja: syyskuu 28, 2008, 4:21pm

Okay, I'm about 100 pages into it and I'm enjoying it quite a bit. It seems somehow familiar without it having a 'been done before' thing going on. I'm not sure how the author has accomplished this.

12littlebookworm
syyskuu 28, 2008, 5:12pm

Yup! I started it today. I'm here safe and will probably finish the book by Tuesday.

13clamairy
Muokkaaja: syyskuu 28, 2008, 5:30pm

Hope you have a fabulous stay in the UK, lbw!
:o)

14Wickedmick
syyskuu 28, 2008, 8:47pm

i read the book about 6 months ago and loved it. Thought it was the best fantasy book since G.R.R.M.'s books. An awsome read, I'll suggest it to anybody that likes fantasy books.

15clamairy
lokakuu 1, 2008, 8:12am

I'm only halfway through, so I dare not enter the SPOILER thread. I'm really enjoying this, though!

16Busifer
lokakuu 3, 2008, 3:23pm

I received my copy today!
Will start to read it either after I've finished Anathem, or I will have it as my 'portable' read (Anathem being a hefty tome, not for lugging around...). Either way I'll start reading it on Monday, earliest, but really looking forward to it!

17nicolemaddock
lokakuu 3, 2008, 3:30pm

I'm almost done and can't wait for Day 2! I will also finish it on the plane to the UK. YAY!

18readafew
lokakuu 3, 2008, 3:32pm

April is a long way away...

19katylit
lokakuu 4, 2008, 1:30pm

My copy is supposed to arrive this coming week some time, sure hope it does. I'm enjoying Krakatoa, but it would be fun to escape into some fantasy too.

20maggie1944
lokakuu 4, 2008, 10:02pm

katy, I loved Krakatoa. I think Simon Winchester has written some other interesting books, too.

21maggie1944
lokakuu 4, 2008, 10:05pm

Oh, he wrote The Professor and the Mad Man and The Crack at the Edge of the World. The first about the Oxford dictionary project - a surprisingly lively read and the second about the San Francisco Earthquake. Evidently there is another book on the verge of coming out which he has written on China. I am getting book lust.

22hfglen
lokakuu 5, 2008, 12:18pm

#20-21 Maggie, he also wrote The Map that changed the world, which I had out of the library recently. The parts about the world's first geological map and how the bod came to draw it were fascinating, but I found the biography best described by the guid Scots word 'dreich'.

23katylit
lokakuu 5, 2008, 12:37pm

I really enjoyed The Professor and the Mad Man. I like Winchester's writing, he's very good at drawing you into the story isn't he?

24billiejean
lokakuu 13, 2008, 2:15am

#14 Who is GRRM? I haven't read a lot of SF or Fantasy in a while, but I have been wanting to start reading more as my two girls both love it. I have, of course, read The Hobbit and LOTR, but not much else.

I started the book and am really loving it. At first, I wasn't sure that the way it is written would hold my attention, but it has. I am only about 20% of the way in. I am probably the only person not to have read Harry Potter. Is this book similar to HP? I am thinking of reading some of those books as well.

It will probably take me a while to finish the book. I am wanting to check out the other postings, too, but I guess I better wait. What a great choice for a group read! Thanks so much!
--BJ

25clamairy
lokakuu 13, 2008, 10:42am

#24 - Hmmm, no the writing style is not like Rowling's at all. There's a lot more humor in her books. I don't think she is a skilled a writer as Rothfuss, either, but in many ways she is a better story teller. So far, any way. He hasn't written as many books, so he may surpass her.

GRRM = George R. R. Martin - I haven't read anything of his, but everyone who does RAVES about him.

26littlegeek
lokakuu 13, 2008, 6:26pm

GRRM's books are heavy on political intrigue and violence, some sex and adult relationships, light on magic. Very well drawn characters. Definitely not for kids and not for squeamish adults, either.

JK Rowling is heavy on magic, heavy on symbolism, heavy on morality, with well drawn characters. Her books are also mysteries if you're into that. They get darker and less for kids as they go along.

27billiejean
lokakuu 14, 2008, 2:45am

#25 & 26 Thanks for the info. I think I will check them both out. I am up to about page 200 of the book now. I am really into the story.
--BJ

28katylit
lokakuu 14, 2008, 4:08pm

YAY My book finally arrived in the mail today!!! Hip hip hurray! I can finally start reading it and join in the spoiler thread! *big grin* This is a good day :-D

29clamairy
lokakuu 14, 2008, 4:38pm

#28 - w000ties! I can't wait to see what you think. You and I seem to have very similar opinions on books!

#27 - You're most welcome. Let us know how the GRRM books are. I still have several series I want to finish before I start another one!

30katylit
lokakuu 18, 2008, 12:43pm

I am so enjoying this book! It's excellent, excellent, excellent!!! I wish I could read faster, longer, better (lord! I sound like the bionic woman!).

I was wondering if we should invite Patrick Rothfuss to the discussion since he's an LT Author? I haven't gone onto the spoiler thread yet (don't want to spoil my reading), but what does everybody think? It was so great when Brandon and Janny participated in the discussions of their books.

31Busifer
lokakuu 18, 2008, 1:56pm

I think it would be great :-)

Personally I had to slog my way through the first 100-180 pages or so. I thought the writing style too elaborate, verging on strained. Now it have grown onto me, but I still think he uses too many words to get to the point. Not a bad read, though.

Won't check into the spoiler thread yet - same reasons as katylit!

32katylit
lokakuu 19, 2008, 8:38pm

I just read some of Patrick's blog and Friday, Oct 17th's entry struck me as particularly hilarious: http://www.patrickrothfuss.com/blog/blog.html

I also was checking on Amazon today and it looks like the second book is coming out soon. Anybody heard any rumours about dates? There's nothing on Pat's site (which is why I was visiting).

I'm enjoying his style, he is certainly wordier than Cherryh - different writing style than her. I had to chuckle when I read your post Busifer. I really had to slog through the first part of Foreigner and yet this has been such a delight.

I think we have smiliarities in our tastes, yet enjoyably different too eh?

33Busifer
lokakuu 20, 2008, 1:40am

Yes.

Actually, right now I have a hard time taking my eyes off the d***ed book, so I guess it's a good one, no? ;-)
I read it in bed last evening/night and barely noticed that my husband went to bed and fell asleep...

34clamairy
lokakuu 20, 2008, 8:34am

#32 - LOLOL! So, he's quite funny in RL. I'd love to get him in here, but I don't think leaving an invite on his profile will get his attention. Maybe we could leave one on his blog...

35katylit
lokakuu 20, 2008, 11:03am

#33, yeah, my husband has been (gently) grumbling, more like a little mumbling, because I've been reading into the wee hours with this book. Actually I think I fall asleep and then wake up and read some more!

#34, clam, good idea, I'll leave an invite on both then, just tell him about the discussion with a link to the spoiler thread. He sounds a bit busy with touring, but doesn't hurt to invite anyways.

36readafew
lokakuu 20, 2008, 4:32pm

I had left him an invite on his profile a week or so ago. his blog might be better, or maybe if EVERYONE left him one he'd get the picture?

37cal8769
lokakuu 20, 2008, 4:53pm

His blog might be better. His profile says that he doesn't spend time in LT (imagine!) and only joined as a favor for a friend.

38katylit
lokakuu 20, 2008, 7:18pm

I saw that you'd left him a note readafew. I left him an invite on his blog. Hopefully he'll get the idea we'd really like him to join our discussion. How can anyone not want to spend time here rather than another networking site?? LT and the Green Dragon are the best - obviously! ;-)

39ilovejc
lokakuu 20, 2008, 7:26pm

Useat käyttäjät ovat merkinneet tämän viestin asiattomaksi eikä sitä enää näytetä. (näytä)
Look at this closely

The President of Argentina received this picture and called it 'junk mail', 8 days later his son died. A man received this picture & immediately sent out copies..his surprise was winning the lottery. Alberto Martinez received this picture, gave it 2 his secretary 2 make copies but they forgot 2 distribute: she lost her job & he lost his family. This picture is miraculous & sacred. Forward to 1O people.









40ilovejc
lokakuu 20, 2008, 7:26pm

Viestin kirjoittaja on poistanut viestin.

41cal8769
lokakuu 20, 2008, 7:48pm

How stupid! What does that have to do with the love of reading and our group read! There has been so much spam lately, it's driving me crazy!

42clamairy
Muokkaaja: lokakuu 20, 2008, 9:10pm

sweet cheeses....

Hey, ilovejc... look at this picture!

43cal8769
lokakuu 21, 2008, 8:27am

OMG, ROFL. Snorting soda all over my PC!

44clamairy
Muokkaaja: lokakuu 21, 2008, 8:40am

:oD
I know we're supposed to ignore trolls and spammers, but I couldn't help myself.
;o)

45Musereader
lokakuu 21, 2008, 11:57am

I've been reading the archives of Patrick's Blog over the last few days, one thing that worries me is the level of obessiveness that he says he has about his writing. It took him 14 years to write this, and he thinks thats a reason why it's so good (boy do I wish Paolini had done the same though) and maybe. But does this mean he'll be a one shot? is he going to be able to keep producing books every few years if he insists on that level of obessiveness and thats the reason? But he does talk about future projects and maybe being a pro writer will be conducive to more books. But i'm being wary since the experience of Firethorn by Sarah Micklem, 4 years and still no second book.

46JannyWurts
lokakuu 21, 2008, 1:43pm

Grapevine word is (and I've heard it from more than one source) that Patrick did one massive manuscript that DAW cut into three. The next stage is being polished to better handle the "split" - so I don't think you need to worry about this "trilogy" not getting done.

Isn't there something on the Blog (maybe early on) that confirms this?

I'm too time-short to check blogs...I, too, really enthusiastically hope the sequels will measure up!

47MrsLee
lokakuu 21, 2008, 3:13pm

#42 - Is it my imagination, or does there seem to be a theme of pantless bottoms in the GD right now. ;)

48Choreocrat
lokakuu 21, 2008, 7:21pm

46 - Yep, he's got it in his bio on the website (or did when I read it last year). It's editing that's taking in all the time. We may or may not get anything else from him after the trilogy, but we'll get the trilogy.

49clamairy
lokakuu 21, 2008, 8:35pm

#47 - Oh? Where else are there bared bums?

50MrsLee
lokakuu 21, 2008, 11:52pm

#49 - LOL, I think J_ipsen's lovely illustration has one too. It was just funny that I came across them both in a row last night. I was thinking maybe every thread would have one. ;)

51Musereader
lokakuu 22, 2008, 7:00am

#46 No, I know that, not really worried about the trillogy, I mean about his next project after that, though it is a bit early to be worried about that I suppose.

52joiedelivre
lokakuu 31, 2008, 3:53pm

Just finished the book this morning!

53cal8769
lokakuu 31, 2008, 4:11pm

Well? Don't keep us in suspense! What did you think?

54joiedelivre
marraskuu 2, 2008, 6:29pm

Well, I enjoyed it - definitely a page-turner, but it is all to obviously the first of a trilogy. In fact, not even that; it's the first volume of a three-volume novel. The story arc ... wait a minute, I should probably not go into this here ...

*buzzes over to the Spoiler thread*