Review of The Slow Regard of Silent Things – Patrick Rothfuss

9th January 2015

The Slow Regard of Silent Things – Patrick Rothfuss

Can I just start by saying that I didn’t want to read this book!

It was not because I didn’t think it would be good or because I don’t like the author. it was simply because I am one of Patrick Rothfuss’ many fans who want book 3 of his Kingkiller Chronicles trilogy to be finished and released. I have moaned that he should just get on with finishing the editing of Doors of Stone and never mind all these sojourns into the lives of minor characters in the series.

That said I finally relented and listened to The Slow Regard of Silent Things. It follows a girl Auri as she lives her life in the underthing, a series of abandoned rooms and passageways under the University.

There is only one word which would describe this book and that is BEAUTIFUL. It is an amazing book which delves inside Auri’s mind and has you looking at things completely differently. I am so glad that Mr. Rothfuss decided to release this book as I now feel that my life would be a little poorer for not having read it.

Patrick Rothfuss’ prose paints the perfect picture of life for this broken girl and his narration of the book is actually really good.

All in all this is a wonderful book that I would advise anyone who has read both Kingkiller books to read. I am glad I relented and read it as it has made me smile. All is forgiven Patrick, but please get book 3 out before we all go mad!

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Thanks for reading.

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2 Responses to Review of The Slow Regard of Silent Things – Patrick Rothfuss

  1. Nice review Nairn. I share your frustration. On the one hand, you don’t want him to rush because then the novel might not be as good, but on the other hand you want him to be just concentrating on that. Still, this sounds really good so I’ll have to check it out.

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