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Kaze no namae

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I’ve already mentioned how much I enjoyed Patrick Rothfuss’ “The Name of the Wind”, so even though this was an utterly unnecessary purchase, I simply couldn’t resist get the Japanese version of the book when I found it on Amazon Japan.

As is the case with many foreign books (ie Harry Potter), the book is split into 3 separate tomes, each with its own jacket artwork.  The books themselves are very nicely bound with quality paper, and there’s even a map!  This is mostly a collectible, but who knows… maybe one day I’ll pick up enough Japanese to be able to read it.  Yeah…

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Looking forward to having more to read!

Most will know that I love reading, and I just had to mention it when I read Patrick Rothfuss’ blog update on his second book.

The Name of the Wind is one of my favorite fantasy books, and I’ve been eagerly awaiting news of when the second part of the trilogy will come out.  Though there’s no publishing date yet, it sounds like it’s finally nearing completion!  That was exciting enough, but he also mentions that:

The Wise Man’s Fear is going to be bigger than The Name of the Wind by at least 100,000 words or so.

That is just incredible.  The Name of the Wind took me a long time to go through, mostly because I enjoyed it so much that I deliberately tried to hold back and savor it rather than my customary speed-reading. That book was over 600 pages long, and if 50,000 words equals roughly 150-200 pages, then that’s another 300-400 more pages in the second book!

The second book has been a long time in the making, but if the quality of the book is on par with The Name of the Wind, and is LONGER to boot, then I can be patient. 🙂