Hey ladies and gents, I thought I’d take a moment to give a quick update on what I’ve been working on lately and tease you with a few things to look forward to. For starters, I’ve been busy doing what a writer should be doing – writing! As you can see in the picture below, I’m nearing […]
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The Name of the Wind (New York: DAW Books, 2008)
I was finally able to move this book off my towering “To Read” stack (as well as the sequel, The Wise Man’s Fear). Without question, this book was one of the most engaging Fantasy books I’ve encountered since Eye of the World or the early Game of Thrones books.
Rothfuss has an almost poetic or lyrical style to his writing that is both unique and inspiring. It is rare to find a book of this length where every word still appears to have been carefully selected. A perfect example of fine craftsmanship. The story itself unfolds slowly and is smaller in scope, not falling into the standard formula of a hero saving the world from the threat of a growing a dark power. Both are a refreshing change of pace for those of us that devour a large number of Fantasy books. If you’re a fan of the genre, a fan of well written prose, or an aspiring writer looking for inspiration, I recommend checking out these books. If you’ve already read them, let me know what you thought.
(Note: A heads up for some of my readers. Book 2 does contain a fair bit more sexual material than book 1. The scenes are generally implied and not ever graphic. Nothing that can’t be skipped over if necessary, but something to be aware of).
The world of literature is perhaps one of the few areas where the old adage “no news is good news” rings true. When an author is constantly posting on social media, chances are they are experiencing a severe writers block. When they are silent, it may just be because they are writing up a storm. […]
Happy 3rd birthday to Legend of the Book Keeper! Part of me feels like it was just yesterday that I was first meeting Cody and Jade and following them on their adventures. A different part of me feels as though it was another life ago! A lot has happened in the last three years but when […]
Poetics (Penguin Classics, 1997)
I’ve been wanting to read this book for years (and not JUST because reading Aristotle makes me feel smart!). Lots of wisdom in this short discourse. If you’re a fellow writer or storyteller, I recommend checking it out!
As you may have noticed, several elements of this website have gone crazy. The danger of pressing the “update” button. While I’m down with the new “man-of-mystery” vibe of header (not really) there are obviously some bugs that will need to be worked out. I’m crazy busy right now so the fixes might take a […]