The Name of the Wind
It was brought to my attention that I had not formally recommended my favorite book of the last decade, The Name of the Wind, on this blog.
There. I’ve now recommended my favorite book of the last decade. The second book of the planned trilogy, The Wise Man’s Fear is already out, and it equally awesome. Both of them reward multiple readings with wow moments and insights, especially when you realize that Patrick Rothfuss actually knows what he’s doing. I don’t think there is a scene in either book that isn’t absolutely necessary for the plot, though you might not believe that the first time through. Anyway, go read it. Five stars, etc.