December 12, 2019, 09:04:39 PM

Author Topic: The Slow Regard of Silent Things by Patrick Rothfuss *HUGE SPOILER DISCUSION*  (Read 12390 times)

Offline Rostum

I read this last night from cover to cover. It wasn't what I was expecting, but I found it delightful largely because it ignores so many of the rules of structured writing, This works well when describing the workings of Auri's mind. Yes it was expensive, has nowhere near the content of his other books and is very different from them, but I found it to be a good read. I would recommend The lightning tree as well which covers a day in Basts life.

Offline Perloo

I was a little disappointed while reading the story because I was hoping for something a little more revealing and yet at the same time, I liked that Auri is kind-of a mystery character in Name of the Wind/ Wise Man's Fear. However, about half way through the novel my expectations changed, and I enjoyed it. I think that the ending reflected what the story was meant to be all along; a simple glimpse at Auri's world.

Overall I think that it was somewhat like an adult bedtime story.

The book was simple, yet pleasing.

Offline ClintACK

Again, I think Rothfuss needed to figure out his character a little and he wanted to do that by spending time with her. He wrote some prose from her POV as an exercise and was, as he said, probably ready to discard it. However, his editors got hold of it and felt that it was sellable and certain diehard fans would like to read it. In all honesty, with most authors it probably would have been a freebie on their website or a 99p kindle download…

This seems like exactly what it was.  And I liked it a lot *as* that.  (And would have loved it a 99p.)

The only let down for me was that I really, really wanted to see a bit of the encounter with Kvothe through Auri's eyes.   But otherwise I thought it was great -- because I went in with the right expectations.

It inspired me to go off and write shorter "day-in-the-life" character sketches in one of the worlds I'm playing around in.  Just taking the time to write each of the six characters there from the PoV of each of the others was worth the price of admission. 

Offline Rostum

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Again, I think Rothfuss needed to figure out his character a little and he wanted to do that by spending time with her. He wrote some prose from her POV as an exercise and was, as he said, probably ready to discard it. However, his editors got hold of it and felt that it was sellable and certain diehard fans would like to read it. In all honesty, with most authors it probably would have been a freebie on their website or a 99p kindle download…

From memory it was written for GRRM and Gardner Dozois Rogues anthology. However it didn't turn out to be the story intended for the book and the lightning tree was submitted instead.

Edit Spelling...yup the obvious one
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