After many request from my godfather (from college), I’ve finally read this book called The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss.
At first glance, I didn’t know what to expect from it, I didn’t got any background or tip of what it was about, so I just dipped in and embrace the adventure that was about to begin.
warning: may contain spoilers
The whole book is about a men named Kvothe that, at the time of the story, is living as a common man named Kote. One day a Chronicler comes to town searching from him and wants to tell his story.
At this point we know some weird things are happening in their town, we know Kote has some secrets and that he was known in the past for being the kingkiller.
Kote agrees to tell his life’s story that will take three days to be finished.
From there we are took on a trip that starts on the memories from his parents and plans for the future, then the death of his parents and all his hope shattered. He was forced to live on the streets for years until he to overcomes the death of his parents and goes to university in hopes of being the man his parents wanted him to be.
His main interest on there was to learn the name of the wind, but things wasn’t easy for him. My feeling were shifted between joy and sadness through the whole process of it. He was bullied, he had achievements, he was betrayed, he loved, he was hurt, he received kindness and he was punished.
At the end of the book, when a colleague of his destroys the only precious thing he ever has, he was able to call the wind to revenge him. And then the first day passes and we still don’t know why he’s the kingkiller, why are this weird things happening in town, what happened after. Because there are 2 more books after this one.
I really enjoyed it. Tho it’s 900 pages long, it has a good rhythm. The thing that most surprised me was that this is no ordinary story, there are no straight line to the main character’s destiny, there is no conquer without some loss, there is no realism without some pain. The book describes a man’s life, not a fairytale. I can’t wait to start the second that has 1200 pages, and the third is yet to come.
It got to my attention that a movie is being made about this book.
This was news in January 2018 that Sam Raimi would direct it but no release dates yet.