- Apr 13, 2009
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss. The main character is annoyingly perfect but the book is brilliantly written.
I'm currently on the fourth book of the Malazan Book of the Fallen series. Really love these books,
but I can't wait for the sixth book when certain characters make a return. The only real flaw of the
series has to be the fact that he focuses on certain characters with each book. I really grew
attached to Ganoes and co., only to have to read through two books Ã¡ 1200 pages to continue his arch.
Sure, all the other characters are great. But!, some are just better than others.
Just finished "The Bat" by Jo NesbÃ¸... and I understand why it wasn't the first Jo NesbÃ¸ mystery to be translated into English even though it's the first of the series. "Norwegian guy goes to Australia and learns about Australian culture" seems decidedly less exotic when English is your first language. (Not to mention, I cannot imagine how awkward it must read to actual Australians, especially re: the clumsiness with which the protagonist navigates race politics.)
Excited to move on to book 2 ("Cockroaches") though and then to finishing book 3 ("The Redbreast", which I got halfway through and then got distracted from). The goal is to read all the books up to "The Snowman" so I can be as prepared for the upcoming movie version as possible.
(side note, I'm concerned that Michael Fassbender won't get the humor right. He's definitely intense enough, but I haven't seen that kind of wry, playful snark out of him before.)
I grew increasingly disappointed as the series progressed. I loved the early books, but had to force myself to finish it. Maybe you will enjoy the later books more than me.
I'll just have to hope that it doesn't turn into a Wheel of Time grind in which the author just pours out uninteresting
content that seem to drag on forever. Then again, I heard that the Wheel of Time grew better towards the end again
(still haven't finished Wheel of Time due to the interesting character arcs getting too little attention).
I am enjoying 'House of Chains' so far, and I'm about 5/8th of the book in. However, some of the times it can be hard
to sympathise with the characters in this book. Had no problem with that in previous books.
I was reading"The Alchemist," but I literally cannot finish any book I start and I'll probably start "The Picture of Dorian Gray" soon.
I need Ritalin.