The bland, matter-of-fact-ness of the above title in no way reflects my authory delight at discovering this NEWS POST by an author you might have heard of, Orson Scott Card.
The bit about the Name of the Wind about halfway down the page. For those of you who are link-phobic or too lazy to dig the piece about my book out of Card’s long, multifarious post. Here’s the good bits version:
Not a word of the nearly-700-page book is wasted. Rothfuss does not pad. He’s the great new fantasy writer we’ve been waiting for, and this is an astonishing book. […]
If you’re a reader of fantasy or simply someone who appreciates a truly epic-scale work of fiction, don’t go through this summer without having read it. At the very least it will keep you busy till the last Harry Potter comes out. But I warn you — after The Name of the Wind, the Harry Potter novel might seem a little thin and — dare I say it? — childish. You have been warned.
Yeah. I’ll take that.
Did I mention that it was ORSON SCOTT CARD who wrote it?
Anyway, I just got back from a family weekend and I’m digging my way out from under about 500-600 emails. So if you’re waiting for a response from me, thanks for your patience. If you’re not waiting, that’s fine too. You just keep on not waiting. That’ll work out just fine.