And that, to me, it is the wind ultimate expression of unimaginative writing.
The book begins in the third-person, then as Kvothe tells his life story it switches to first-person, then back to third-person wind for occasional interludes.
But, like I hinted, the book is pretty bad.
Not as geeky audiobook as you.Setting aside that the five remembered lines were some shitty poetry, why is the rest audiobook forgotten?With most of the book, indeed the real meat of the story, being written in the first-person, the third-person sections are a minority and seem almost incidental, merely setting the stage and creating some dynamic/juxtaposition.Unfortunately, for the reasons set forth below, those good qualities were not sufficient to demand my continued attention.The explanation merely peters audiobook out.Still other scenes alternate points of view paragraph by paragraph, or even sentence by sentence, and at a couple of points I wasn't entirely sure who's thoughts I was reading.A, b C, d E, f G, h I, j K,.Maybe if I'd finished audiobook the book I would have found out that Kvothe was a gay man who masturbated to the memory of his mother.He then expounds upon that first point, but never reaches a second point, nor a third or fourth.The Name of the Wind over the course of a decade or more.END 2ND wind footnote - Kvothe declares that he will "sum up" a certain magical principle and begins with his "first" point.Indeed, Kvothe's story incorporates some fair (not horrible, not great) drama, suspense, and sentiment.Many passages in Kvothe's story felt lazy, unnecessary, unintended, or unoriginal. END footnote, not all of the wind book, however, is written in the first-person.
As a boy Kvothe watched his parents make out so he could learn kissing technique.
But THE name OF THE wind is so much more for the story it tells reveals the truth behind Kvothe s legend.
And that is totally cool.
In this instance, it went from beautiful metaphor to so-so analogy.
The Name of the Wind.Like I said: that's cool.First-person narrative hardware is reserved for Kvothe's recitation of his life story.He's portrayed as a superhuman hero with a towering intellect and dazzling physical prowess.One star for each of them.He can even run a clean and comfortable bed-and-breakfast.If the poem was not important, why ball have the father recite a poem at all?If the poem was important, then the author should have taken the time (or keygen sought the help) to craft something decent for the father to recite.The hacks author uses the definite article in a number of places were the indefinite article would have been more appropriate.I only mention the implied homoerotic connection because Kvothe (a.k.a.The Most Interesting Man in the World) is supposed to be a lady-killer.Footnote, there are several interesting rush facts pertaining to Kvothe and Bast.A Lover of Women.
The academic geek is all over the place in that regard.
I tried giving your book two stars out of pity, since I so wanted to like it and I'd feel bad about giving it one star and dragging down your average rating.