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  • #15419

    Zoie
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    Hello fellow BritHist nerds! My name is Zoie, and, as is the case with most of you, I love british history. Well, history of any kind really, but this is still one of my favorite subjects. Hmmm… What to say, what to say… Well, I love reading. Mostly fantasy, but I can get behind a good detective novel or two. I can't say much about my job seeing as I am still in high school. I foster dogs, so if anyone wants an adorable puppy or three, I can hook you up. I'm a singer in my schools top choir. And I throw for the track team. That's about it. Anyway, can't wait for more podcasts Jaime!

  • #17104

    Jamie
    Keymaster

    Mrs. British History Podcast is a pretty big fan of detective novels, too.  Though, thanks to George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire, I'm getting her to give fantasy a change. ;)

  • #17105

    Zoie
    Participant

    Nice job on the conversion. There are some pretty good mixes of detective and fantasy out there, so the transitions should be mostly painless. Pretty soon she'll be reading “Name of the Wind” and ” the Hobbit” and the like! It'll be great!

  • #17106

    Jamie
    Keymaster

    Oh she's already read Name of the Wind and Wise Man's Fear.  ;)

  • #17107

    Zoie
    Participant

    LUCKY!! I haven't been able to get it yet but I want to sooooooo bad!!!!!!! Arg! I'm jelouse!

  • #17108

    Jamie
    Keymaster

    It's not as strong as the first one.  Name of the Wind was an astounding read.  I don't think I've been that excited about a new author since… geez…. Jeannette Winterson.  Name of the Wind felt like a new twist of Arabian Nights, was narratively tight, and extremely well told.Wise Man's Fear felt like it needed a year or two more in the oven.  It was under-developed to the point where it felt like a collection of short stories rather than a single narrative story.  Additionally, Rothfuss kind of suffers from the "living through your character" problem that some authors have.  And does so pretty blatantly.I won't say anymore because I don't want to ruin it for you.  It's still a fun read, but don't expect the transcendent experience that Name of the Wind was.

  • #17109

    drewster81
    Participant

    I'm in agreement.  Name of the Wind was better than Wise Man's Fear, although the latter still had it's moments.  It just felt like a big stalling tactic while the first felt so organic and, like you said, was very tight.  I still love his writing style and eagerly await the finale.  And hey Zoie!

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