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January 25th, 2013, 21:55
Originally Posted by dteowner View Post
The best book I've read in the past couple years (by a large margin) is "The Name of the Wind" by Patrick Rothfuss. I haven't ready book 2 in the series yet (stubbornly waiting for paperback), so I don't know if the quality is maintained, but book 1 was just wonderful. Probably not going to get much love from English Literature majors looking for books that can be read on 7 levels of symbolism, but a completely enjoyable read from start to finish.
I'm gonna second this one wholeheartedly. "The Name of the Wind" was an excellent work of Fantasy literature. And I'm actually halfway through the second book in the series "The Wise Man's Fear" (The Kingkiller Chronicle: Day Two) - and it's still very good. It's basically just like the first book would've just went on and continued.

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