Interviews, etc

I did an interview a couple weeks ago over here, but I forgot to link to it until just now.

Also, for those of you who haven’t seen it already, Tarol Hunt over at Goblins did an awesome comic about the book. (It’s the second comic on the page, you’ll have to scroll down a bit.)

And lastly, this week I managed to hit the top 10 on the New York Times:

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That’s all for now. I’ll start announcing the winners of the photo contest later this week, so stay tuned….


This entry was posted in cool things, hodgelany, InterviewsBy Pat21 Responses


  1. Sienged
    Posted May 12, 2008 at 7:11 PM | Permalink

    Moral of the story. Thick books save lives?

  2. hoop
    Posted May 12, 2008 at 7:17 PM | Permalink

    Congratulations on being in the top ten, Patrick. I knew when I read this book last year that it was something special.Please keep up the great work on fine-tuning <>The Wise Man’s Fear<>; I can’t wait to read the beautiful language you create to foment my imagination.Thanks.

  3. Kacie
    Posted May 12, 2008 at 7:53 PM | Permalink

    Congrats, thats Awesome! Can’t wait to see the winners of the photo contest… I wouldn’t want to have to pick!

  4. Anonymous
    Posted May 12, 2008 at 8:12 PM | Permalink

    aww! I want the winners NOW-ish.Congratulations on the best seller list! Number 10 yay!It should be number 1!\

  5. Pat
    Posted May 12, 2008 at 8:18 PM | Permalink

    Extra points for use of the word “foment.”

  6. Bibi
    Posted May 12, 2008 at 8:39 PM | Permalink

    “More sex. More violence. More Kvothe. More Bast. But not all in the same scene. I’ll leave that particular combination for the fanfic writers.” HAHAH! this made me giggle. The first part took on a completely different meaning once you mentioned the fanfic.

  7. Anonymous
    Posted May 12, 2008 at 8:43 PM | Permalink

    Yay top 10!I may have to go write you some fan fiction now.

  8. Joseph
    Posted May 12, 2008 at 8:44 PM | Permalink

    More sex. More violence. More Kvothe. More Bast. Best. Line. Ever.

  9. Jeff
    Posted May 12, 2008 at 9:46 PM | Permalink

    More sex. More violence. More Kvothe. More Bast. Might this sentence be referring to the fanfic you pointed out to us a couple of months ago?To be honest if it weren’t for your catchy phrases I wouldn’t have taken home you being an unknown author and all.The phrase ” I have stolen princesses…heard of me.” Is actually beautifully translated into Dutch. If you ever care to take up Dutch you will know what I mean. It was somewhere in September when I devoured your book in less then one weekend. And now you made it into the top 10 of the NYT bestseller list. I would not have expected anything less from my favorite author. Although I expected it hell of a lot sooner, it still is a pleasant thought many people have enjoyed reading this truly amazing story.I’m looking forward to the moment where the story will dazzle me and leaves a seemingly never ending lump in my throat, yet again.Yours,JeffP.S. Felecia is right about Damien Lewis and Keira Knightley!

  10. Amanda
    Posted May 13, 2008 at 2:10 AM | Permalink

    Love the comic. Everyone needs a bulletproof book.I wanna see the winners of the photo contest really badly :D

  11. Robert McCullagh
    Posted May 13, 2008 at 2:22 AM | Permalink

    Congratulations, as many have said before, on both spot 11 at first, and now 10 on the New York best sellers list!I can’t wait to see who wins the photo contest, I saddly took my photo a day too late X_x but I may send it over anyway.(Finally finished reading the book, after… several 5 minute long reading sessions due to a busy life. Excellent, and now I want more….)

  12. Amanda
    Posted May 13, 2008 at 2:38 AM | Permalink

    Oh, and by the way, I read an article about Ben Percy and you and some anthropology professor in the City Pages over the weekend. Now I sorta wanna read Ben’s book, but I felt all cool cause I’ve already read yours.Congrats again :D

  13. Kirk L. Shaw
    Posted May 13, 2008 at 2:48 AM | Permalink

    Congrats on hitting No. 10. Time to pull out the good stuff and celebrate!

  14. suziko
    Posted May 13, 2008 at 1:03 PM | Permalink

    “You know what it’s like when you’re reading a book and you hit a patch that doesn’t seem to make sense? Or it’s a little confusing? Or boring? Or logically inconsistent? I don’t ever want those little bits in my book.”And this is exactly why I loved your book to pieces.Also, I must jump on the bandwagon with everyone else who loved the “More sex. More violence. More Kvothe. More Bast” line. Very funny!

  15. Kalligenia
    Posted May 13, 2008 at 2:30 PM | Permalink

    Woo-hoo! Top 10! Congratulations!

  16. Mary J.
    Posted May 13, 2008 at 4:36 PM | Permalink

    Why, oh why does a book about a ballerina-phantom debut at 6 and NOTW is only up to ten? Why?Anyway, congrats to you!

  17. Gehennaheretic
    Posted May 13, 2008 at 5:12 PM | Permalink

    Congrats, Pat! That’s awesome! I’m a regular reader of Goblins, and I loved the comic about the book when he first posted it. Great stuff!I’m seeing lots of cool ads for NotW in those places on the net that are most charged with raw awesome. Good job, Pat! Your writing is full of awesome, and if I get to meet you in person, (Say, if you go to Dragon*Con, hint hint) I’ll be sure to ask you to sign my copies.

  18. Kevin Zhang
    Posted May 13, 2008 at 11:10 PM | Permalink

    Congratulations on the Top 10! May it be the lowest rank you reach.

  19. Captain Joe
    Posted May 14, 2008 at 4:52 AM | Permalink

    Whoo! Top Ten! Congrats, Pat.It has begun…

  20. Prid
    Posted May 14, 2008 at 4:42 PM | Permalink

    Easy to see how! Congratulations!I just bought your book Monday. I missed out on the hype (so this is completely new to me), and was about to leave the bookstore in a dreary mindset, because nothing sounded interesting for my current mood. Then suddenly, I picked up your book, read the back, and bought it on a whim. Having only read to chapter 3, to date, I just had to express my delight in what I’ve read so far (despite my overly busy schedule). It’s a rather lengthy book, but – having just finished reading “Wizard’s First Rule” which was a good read – I thoroughly enjoy your writing style, already. It’s beautifully descriptive, but not so overly descriptive that I find myself losing interest after a paragraph. In fact, I really enjoy the flow of your words, and am savoring each bite like a meaty chunk of mouth-watering, pink steak. I think by the time I reach the end, I’ll be glad I grabbed your book.Birmingham, AL

  21. Dischord
    Posted May 14, 2008 at 8:30 PM | Permalink

    oooh!! Writing class! If you teach it, I want in it!

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