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Review | The Wise Man's Fear | Patrick Rothfuss

The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss follows Kvothe on his hero's path to reach his destiny.

What I liked ✅ the book is well-written — Rothfuss could write about Kvothe pooping and it'd be poetic ✅ plenty of worldbuilding

What I didn't like ✖ can be summed up as "amazing breakout novel leads to sequel with complete lack of editorial constraint giving us a bloated, impotent sequel". ✖ this book is a neckbeard's fantasy; pages and pages of Kvothe screwing a faery goddess, in the guise of being "schooled" in the art of sex ✖ the plot is aimless, dragging and unfocused over 390,000 words ✖ Kvothe manages to become even more of an annoying Gary Stu: "anything you can do I can do better" ✖ unintentionally hilariously-yet-offensive portrayals of women ✖ I have no idea how the final book in the trilogy will tie this all up...

Rating 2.5/5 🌟 Genre: fantasy Verdict: the neckbeard is strong in this one

QOTD: Big or small, what is a random fear you have?

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