A new video interview.

Here’s a new video interview for those of you who are into that sort of thing.

Click here for the goods.

I did this one when I was over in London. I haven’t watched it, because watching myself on video makes me squirrely. But I probably say some interesting things. I guess. There’s probably cussings too.

Huh. I just went over and read the description of the video. Apparently I’m “erudite.” Go me.

Share and enjoy,

pat

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71 Comments

  1. Steven Weyerts
    Posted July 11, 2009 at 5:42 AM | Permalink

    Watching now. Damn you. I was just about to go to bed, and here you go entertaining me with your eruditeness. And yes, that is a word, apparently. One which I will never use again.

  2. Murdoc
    Posted July 11, 2009 at 5:54 AM | Permalink

    Just got to the question about writing the novel in the first person, and I’ve got to say I agree with you, Pat. We tell our stories in the first person, so it’s perfectly fitting that Kvothe tells his. Plus it works well as a literary mechanic, where the switch between first and third person denotes a switch between the past and the present. The only other book that I can think of that does it as well as yours is Matthew Stover’s Heroes Die (a great read for those of you out there looking for one).

  3. Tyson
    Posted July 11, 2009 at 7:31 AM | Permalink

    I never even thought of the 1st person think as at all unusually. Probably because I’ve read so much Anne Rice, and she has written many books in 1st person.

    Good interview. I enjoyed hearing about your writing process.

  4. Murphy Moon
    Posted July 11, 2009 at 7:45 AM | Permalink

    “Kvothe like kvetch”
    That made my day. Thank you.

    Very interesting interview.

  5. Luke Marrott
    Posted July 11, 2009 at 8:03 AM | Permalink

    Loved the interview. And the headstone comment!

  6. The Shawnster
    Posted July 11, 2009 at 8:05 AM | Permalink

    Even though the video was long, I don’t regret watch it (I usually stay away from lengthy internet videos), and I enjoyed it, especially as a potential writer (hopefully). You gave me some amazing advice.

    And now I know how to pronounce Kvothe! A joyous day indeed!

    I just started re-reading The Name of the Wind a week or so ago, actually. (I’m still in love.) It’s kind of relevant. I guess I’m just babbling. That’s me when potentially talking to my favorite author.

    You are indeed an erudite master of stories.

    -Shawn

    And just because I know some will say it: “What are you doing getting interviewed! Work on the Trilogy! Think of what you could have done in that hour’s time!” I jest, of course.

  7. gatinha
    Posted July 11, 2009 at 8:54 AM | Permalink

    “baking your own bread is a real bitch”
    the way you said that just made me laugh so much :D

    Interesting interview!

  8. Anonymous
    Posted July 11, 2009 at 9:13 AM | Permalink

    Gagh! I used up nearly all the download space I had left!
    A good interview though.

    Nice shirt, by the way.
    Suits you.

  9. Dan Porter
    Posted July 11, 2009 at 9:24 AM | Permalink

    Excellent video! I had just finished rereading the book, and it added a few new things to consider for the next time. I’m not sure how obsessively you read these comments, but good show. I work in a research lab looking at non-verbal communication, and saw some interesting things (nothing horrible of course, except your obvious craving for Mr. Whedon & Harris). Great stuff!

  10. Zack
    Posted July 11, 2009 at 10:13 AM | Permalink

    Please tell me you’re going to publish the atlas when you’re done with the trilogy. I’d love to see all of the maps, religions, currencies, etc.

  11. Martin Seeger
    Posted July 11, 2009 at 11:01 AM | Permalink

    Thanks for the Link to the interview. It’s fun watching…

  12. Kevin
    Posted July 11, 2009 at 12:20 PM | Permalink

    Stone in your shoe.
    I like it!

    *subnote- I recently went and compared my copy of NOTW with the Gallery proof I won in the lottery, and when I found a place where the text had been changed, I squealed a little bit.

  13. Madeline
    Posted July 11, 2009 at 12:30 PM | Permalink

    Ohhhhh Excting. The cover for book 2 looks fantastic (I must admit that I do like that cover instead of the blue ones)

    Me: EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
    EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
    EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!
    (that’s me being oh so very excited about reading the next one!)

    Um:
    a) your accent is annoying. Work on it. Or at least don’t appear on radio. Or television. (I joke!)
    b) you did well to avoid those bloody monolouges that explain things. I hope you did not do that for
    c) If only more people were as obssessive as you (with regards to researching geography to build a city)
    d) Please make this atlas! Hook up with some brilliant artist to prduce something fantastic! (Or at least at the end of the series – I’d imagine by that stage you’d have enough people wanting one)
    e) Gatinha said it.
    f) Will the writing on the third book be gold?
    g) Intelligent? *buffs nails*
    h) “I should be responsible” haha, still not happening?
    i) Ohhh imagine how famous you’ll be when this becomes a movie/series of smaller movies!
    j) If you feel you’ve forgotten the sound of your own voice, you should talk to yourself more often.
    k) MY GOD doesn’t that beard just annoy the frick out of you?? It makes my chin itchy just looking at it XD
    l) Oh wow, I preempted your interview! Epic. Maybe a comic sort of thing, ala The Watchmen.
    m) Have you ever heard of the term ‘ranga’?
    n) Joss Whedon!! “I’d just want to touch him, and run off and tell my friends”
    o) You don’t need an excuse to be interested in something. :)
    p) re the headstone
    “Worry not dear friends
    Though death do us sever
    For I shall do nothing
    forever and ever”

    All in all, the best 50 mins I’ve spent in awhile :D
    Thanks for sharing that!!

  14. Mister Dressner
    Posted July 11, 2009 at 2:40 PM | Permalink

    Mr. Rothfuss you have again made my evening. It was incredibly interesting and enlightening to watch this interview, especially as an aspiring novelist. You talking about the process of making The Name of the Wind was fascinating!

    Your interviewer was also shockingly intelligent and good at what he was doing. Something you see all to rarely these days.

  15. eric
    Posted July 11, 2009 at 3:30 PM | Permalink

    HA! I loved it when you and the interviewer went off on world building and spent the next ten minutes talking about geology, history, city planning, and economics…

    Excellent interview — can’t believe I sat down for the whole thing!

  16. Dave
    Posted July 11, 2009 at 3:40 PM | Permalink

    Nice Interview, thought u both did a good job. He came up with some more original questions than I’m used to and the answers were interesting.

    BTW Ive always liked first person books more than 2nd or 3rd, just always feels like they move faster and I like sticking with 1 POV.

  17. Casseopia
    Posted July 11, 2009 at 6:11 PM | Permalink

    If you come to Dragon*Con, I’m getting you a shirt with that epitaph!

    Seriously though, your comments on writing are always helpful. I might be retreating to the lake some time to work on my own masterpiece.

  18. Jason
    Posted July 11, 2009 at 6:22 PM | Permalink

    18 comments and no fart jokes? I guess you didn’t start the trend after all. You did however correct 90% of your reader base’s pronunciation of “Kvothe” I had to call my brother the moment I heard that part to let him know that we’d been doing it wrong.

  19. Aynaet
    Posted July 11, 2009 at 10:18 PM | Permalink

    Well, I planned to go to bed a long time ago – actually that was yesterday… – but there’s probably no way to blame you for me staying up late, because I watched the interview with my bloody computer.

    It’s defenetly a great interview and quite strange, that the interviewer knows what he’s talking about.

    I think it’s a horrible idea to make the book to a movie, because it’s already perfect and the movie could only be worse. I would probably watch it, even if Tim Burton directs it, just to tell you how “different” it is.
    I don’t want to say that you would suck in that medium, because there doesn’t exist a movie(yet), but I feel like I should give you a hint in that direction ;P

    My friend still didn’t read “The name of the wind”, but I swear I’m going to make her, even if I have to lock her in a room and read it out loud, until you come to Germany.

    Aynaet

  20. Anonymous
    Posted July 11, 2009 at 10:49 PM | Permalink

    I think you should consider Hayao Miyazaki and/or Studio Ghibli to do an animated version of the book(s).
    Much easier to find the perfect voice actor.

  21. ML Burt
    Posted July 11, 2009 at 11:46 PM | Permalink

    Let me just copy and paste an MSN conversation I was having with a friend about this video:

    Me says:
    *http://www.dailymotion.com/user/SFLTV/video/x9e83u_patrick-rothfuss-interview_creation
    *Sexy
    He says:
    *He really is a bear.
    Me says:
    *A sexy bear.
    He says:
    *I see “The Wise Man’s Fear” in the back.
    Me says:
    *Me, too.
    He says:
    *iwantit!
    Me says:
    *Me, too.
    He says:
    *Of course he plays Oblivion.
    Me says:
    *I want to be this man when I grow up.
    *Beard, rearranged facial features and all.
    He says:
    *He would be Kvothe if Kvothe was a giant dwarf.
    *:)
    Me says:
    *This guy is saying so many things that I’ve thought about writing and whatnot.
    *And it makes me do this:
    *(there’s a gleeful emoticon here)
    He says:
    *EAT MY MOTHERFUCKING BIG BLADE YOU DINOFUCKS!

    At the end of the conversation we started talking about the new Monster Hunter game, again. That aside, the video interview was awesome. Being a Pat Rothfuss fan is so fun. *cheesey thumbs up*

  22. Vae
    Posted July 12, 2009 at 2:52 AM | Permalink

    Well, where to go with this… I loved the interview – thank you, oh so much! As Burt said – it is SO much fun being a Patrick Rothfuss fan! We are treated to so much: wit, charm, humor, intelligence, quirkiness and just plain old absolute brilliance. Thank you, Pat, thank you a thousand times.

    The interview was wonderful to watch, eye-opening really. And so full of information too. I loved your explanations on world building. As a prospective writer myself (I believe I have spoken of this to you before) you have given me so much to think about, and such great advice. Funny thing is, I started writing a story that was in first person before your book even came out. And I was struggling with it so much, the mechanics of how and to whom the story was being told, that I switched to third. Then I read the single greatest book of all time (ie: yours) and very nearly fainted. You make it look effortless, Pat. 14 years of effortlessness to be exact!

    I hope to see more interviews soon!

    I have started rereading The Name of the Wind for the second time now. Looking forward to book 2 of course. And that Atlas! PLEASE consider releasing that. In fact, I dare say it should be priority number 1 after the trilogy is completed. Movie later. Atlas first :)

  23. Aerron
    Posted July 12, 2009 at 3:05 AM | Permalink

    Yes, Pat, thanks for an hour less of sleep! Curse you all to heck!

  24. Steven Weyerts
    Posted July 12, 2009 at 4:25 AM | Permalink

    Tim Burton’s Name of the Wind? I don’t know about anyone else, but I think that sounds incredible.

  25. Murdoc
    Posted July 12, 2009 at 5:43 AM | Permalink

    Yeah, I also laughed when “Tim Burton’s Name of the Wind” was mentioned.

    Also, epic beard is more epic than ever, Pat.

  26. Anonymous
    Posted July 12, 2009 at 5:56 AM | Permalink

    I felt that you came across as a good speaker and a good listener, all in all a clever and friendly guy! You have a great smile and your laughter is delightful. Keep up the good work, Pat.

  27. Vae
    Posted July 12, 2009 at 9:01 AM | Permalink

    also, thank you for the kind compliments, pat – saying that we, your faithful readers, are intelligent. Means alot.

  28. Huckleberry
    Posted July 12, 2009 at 11:43 AM | Permalink

    Thanks for the link and the interview!

    One of the (many) things that strike me as extremely well done is the frame story / first-person-story structure. For one, this must be one of the only novels I ever read where the frame is not just a thin disguise for an excuse to get the “real” story told, but develops its own story compellingly — and this ongoing “present” story really frames Kvothe’s telling of his own life because we know that at some point the one will lead into the other (and I still have absolutely no idea how and I REALLY want to know). Also, the third-person-frame shows Kvothe (at least as I read it) in a slightly different light than he shows himself, and I enjoy this unobtrusive play with perspective — and it makes me wonder a little bit how much we can actually rely on his account of his own life. And that adds another layer to the book for me.

    Long story short: great, GREAT novel. Oh, and mostly unrelated: one of my (other) favorite novels is first-person as well: Tristram Shandy.
    *goes and buys the Princess Bride*

  29. Soreya
    Posted July 12, 2009 at 1:23 PM | Permalink

    I really enjoyed the interview. Mostly because you speak/talk in a similar way as you write. A perfect example of this was the stone in the shoe thing. Oh I adore these kind of sidenotes.

    Here’s something I wanted to share with you for some time now. After your trip to Europe you said that 5 years ago you didn’t know where Belgium was. When I saw this postcard I just had to think about what you said. I’ll send it as a late thank-you-card to my dutch gaming friend who got me a copy of your book and your signature.

    Greetings from Belgium :)

  30. Rachel
    Posted July 12, 2009 at 8:14 PM | Permalink

    Beautiful interview. I am confident I could listen to you talk about writing and world building for days and days. You definitely inspire those of us who love writing. Thank you for sharing more of yourself and your craft with us.

  31. jdcb
    Posted July 12, 2009 at 10:50 PM | Permalink

    Do I see book two cover art?

  32. Benjamin_lace
    Posted July 12, 2009 at 11:16 PM | Permalink

    First of all seeing “The wise man fears” in the backround was awesome… a tease but awesome. The cover looks very cool. Also I was worried about what would happen if this amazing story were to make the move to film. Two of my favorite books have been butchered via television. “Eragon” is a fun read and very interesting, but the movie was (insert erudite comment here). Lol the other was “Wizrad’s first rule” the television series is an insult to the book. So WHEN your books are turned into film please dont let the story be murdered. I know you hate it when people ask but have you any idea about the release date for “Wise man fears” yet? :) :) lol take it easy!!

  33. Jason Wells
    Posted July 13, 2009 at 12:38 AM | Permalink

    Yea…so, I’m fairly certain that was the first time I have ever watched an interview on the internet where I was entertained throughout it, and genuinely interested! I admit, I was hoping to hear something along the lines of, ‘Any word on book 2’s release?’ followed by you saying something along the lines of, “What? Oh, you must have missed the memo, it’s actually already in bookstores everywhere!” Followed by the interviewer promptly ending the interview to go and pick it up for a read… :D
    I’m eager for the next book, keep up the great work Patrick. That was an excellent watch, and i also highly enjoyed the piece on world building. I think that is paramount for a successful story, and yours has it in spades thus far!

  34. Anonymous
    Posted July 13, 2009 at 12:45 AM | Permalink

    “He sounds a lot more civilized than he looks”, my girlfriend remarked upon being forced to watch.

  35. Vasko
    Posted July 13, 2009 at 2:46 AM | Permalink

    I now have a new gaol in life, to fence with Patrick Rothfuss, thank you good sir.

    Tim Burton doing your book hmm could be good like Batman or could be bad like Planet of the Apes *shudders* Given that TNotW is closer to Apes than Batman, that would worry me.

    Pat loved the interview its too bad you didn’t watch it, its great, might even learn somethings about yourself. I agree 1st person does seem natural, as matter of fact I have been told by several people how wierd I am that I tend to write better in 1st person than 3rd.

    One question about the book, given the location of the Hill with the stone that they run into the Draccus on I find it odd he seems to be able to see the mountains in the distance, the atlas you mentioned would be great because given distances it didn’t seem likely he could see it, not to mention that would have to be one huge hill if he could, anyone else notice that?

  36. Michael McPherson
    Posted July 13, 2009 at 3:26 AM | Permalink

    So I was reading over some of my old chemistry notes, and one of the compounds sounded exceedingly familiar to me. Nickel carbonyl is, at room temperature, a self-cohesive gas that exhibits surface tension and viscosity. Further, at very much above 45 degrees C, it tends to turn into a huge damn fire with poisonous fumes. Also, if you breath in the gas, you suffocate, and get metal poisoning. Does this sound like bone-tar to anyone else?

  37. Jarrett K
    Posted July 13, 2009 at 8:40 AM | Permalink

    Joss Whedon and Patrick Rothfuss team up to bring you a movie so wonderfully crafted you may never want to see another movie. The Name of the wind rated R for extreme amounts of win.

  38. jazza
    Posted July 13, 2009 at 9:35 AM | Permalink

    great interview patrick! i think it goes to say a lot about the depth of your work that i’m happy to watch a near 50 minute interview *about* it.
    it’s fascinating how much of the world you’ve developed without intending to explicitly include, but i think it really adds to the story.
    you also have a magnificent beard.

  39. marky
    Posted July 13, 2009 at 10:58 AM | Permalink

    Very interesting, and your best interview to date.

  40. Marjorie
    Posted July 13, 2009 at 11:12 AM | Permalink

    Just wanted to swing by to congratulate you on your Deutscher Phantastik Press nomination for Best International Novel. That’s a pretty impressive list to be on!

  41. James
    Posted July 13, 2009 at 3:10 PM | Permalink

    Great interview!!!!

    I can see both sides of the “book turned into a movie” thing. Jurassic Park was an example of the way to do it right. The Lost World was an example of the way to do it wrong. The only thing the movie and book had in common was that they both had dinosaurs…..Utter crap!

    Joss Whedon having ANYTHING to do with The Name of the Wind couldn’t be anything but great!

  42. Nathalie
    Posted July 13, 2009 at 3:40 PM | Permalink

    Haha I love the NPH part. I think that would be perfect. I really enjoyed the interview!

  43. nupsi
    Posted July 13, 2009 at 3:44 PM | Permalink

    wow, nice interview… and I like how the movements of your eyes support your statements…

  44. computersherpa
    Posted July 13, 2009 at 4:02 PM | Permalink

    British guy is hard to hear. His fault, not yours. You did a good job of repeating the question so we could understand what you were answering, though.

    Very fun interview! Thanks for posting this! :-)

  45. Brian Igelchen
    Posted July 13, 2009 at 7:08 PM | Permalink

    If you’re bored one day, you should make us a conworld construction guide. xD

  46. Francis
    Posted July 13, 2009 at 9:09 PM | Permalink

    I liked the interview, I searched you out a while ago to find out about book 2 and have gotten delightfully sidetracked by your ever so interesting blog.
    I only have one thing to say and I wouldn’t care if the next books didn’t come out for five years if you adhere to it. Please, please find a director who is ligetimately a fan of your book to do the movie. I have seen so many book-films go down in a flaming spiral of death (aforementioned Eragon and Terry Goodkinds book jockeying for first position).
    One of the major factors is costume and scene design, the Lord of the Rings trilogy are about the only films where the clothes worn look like clothes and not costumes. That animation idea is brilliaint, or even a Tintin style animation- reality mix.
    Enough lecturing you, please forgive me, I am a book and film junkie (you cannot call me a connisieur because I will watch anything, like it or not).

    Anyway, a big, warm, hearty congragulations on the Name of the Wind, after only 3 reads it officially became my favourite book in the world. I am not sure how many times I have read it now.

    I wish I could meet you, I missed you at your signing in Paris by two days.

    Have fun, live life large and enjoy fatherhood!!

  47. Katy
    Posted July 13, 2009 at 11:57 PM | Permalink

    Whoa Pat! I saw you in Heifer International’s World Ark today! I am so looking forward to this year’s fundraiser. :D

  48. Joshua Champion
    Posted July 14, 2009 at 12:30 AM | Permalink

    Pat, your beard looks like the roots of a tree. It looks like dreadlocks, which I must admit, I have never seen a beard take the form of. It is a majestic source of beard-om, and, although what I am about to say may cause rioting in the streets and massive nuclear warfare the likes of which will devolve into World War III, your beard has surpassed George R.R. Martin’s in absolute epicness.

  49. KillerKitKat
    Posted July 14, 2009 at 2:22 PM | Permalink

    What a fantastic interview – really great to see an interview with an author that’s not around five minutes in length. And can I add another call for the Atlas? The world is so fascinating, it would really make for an interesting read for myself, and I imagine, quite a few other fans.

  50. ML Burt
    Posted July 14, 2009 at 5:37 PM | Permalink

    Watched the interview again. It’s even better when you’re not delirious from sleep loss. Also, after reading Michael McPherson’s comment about nickel carbonyl, I have been released from the silly delusion that something as deadly as bone-tar couldn’t exist in the real world.

    I miss being ignorant. ‘Scuse me while I go find a tiny room to hide in.

    Also, I find myself a little dismayed at the lack of a “Pat Rothfuss’ Beard” fanclub.

  51. Anonymous
    Posted July 14, 2009 at 11:41 PM | Permalink

    Just watched! And now I have an intense urge to somehow find the true name of Hollywood or Johnny Deep so that we can get this started and blow Harry Potter out of the water! Of course this is also because I can’t stop thinking about the Lute scenes! I keep imagining Cathedral Cave by Ronn Mcfaiane.
    Unfortunately, This isn’t one of those intellectual responses, but more of an Insane fanboy rant.

  52. peggy38
    Posted July 15, 2009 at 6:02 AM | Permalink

    I have always loved “See I told you I was sick!” I heard that years ago and I still haven’t ruled it out for my headstone.

    I think that may have been the direction you were going in when you hit on the masterful “Go piss somewhere else.”

    I am always amazed when I learn of an “erudite” person such as yourself actually sharing some of my writing philosophy. Its either the case that I am smarter than I generally think I am or else that the author is….well I think you can pretty much figure out the other end of it for yourself.

    Great and entertaining interview. Had fun. Learned something. Enjoyed sharing in your enthusiasm for the book. I just read it and loved it.

    P.S. I think the part where Kvothe jumps off the roof thinking that Elodin wants him to do it is probably the funniest thing I have ever read in a fantasy novel. I could go on about why but that would just ruin it for everyone wouldn’t it? So with that, I’ll finally shut up and hit submit.

  53. Rin (Somtimes called Rinni Tin Tin)
    Posted July 15, 2009 at 7:03 AM | Permalink

    While I was watching your interview, my eyes kept sliding over to the cover of the Wise Man’s Fear. Ha, sorry I’m such a terrible audience.

  54. Dentist Costa Mesa
    Posted July 15, 2009 at 7:29 AM | Permalink

    It made my day, it was entertaining. Thanks.

  55. Anonymous
    Posted July 15, 2009 at 12:59 PM | Permalink

    Wow, terrific interview! Not only your answers – though those obviously made it most interesting for me – but also the questions and the whole dialogue-situation. A very skilled interviewer you got yourself there. And thanks for the whole information about writing as such. It was so interesting and helpful, great insight in how to build a world. And by the way, thanks for making my day again. Anytime I see / read and hear sth new of you, I care less about when book two will finally come out***. Not that I would not get more and more curious and excited, but the pleasure of watching you talk about the plot and characters, the world, the whole background of telling a story is already so much worth my time that it really does not matter so much anymore how long we have to wait. Just go on being this amazing person you are! And how I wish I’d live close enough to knock on the door of your eremite-cabin, fall on my knees and beg for a talk over coffee! I’d even bring fresh apple pie!
    *** Well, Wise man’s fear seems to have a really nice cover. And to be a pretty big book. All new and fresh and alluring… Hmmmmm

  56. Anonymous
    Posted July 15, 2009 at 3:16 PM | Permalink

    Clearly you need to have an epitaph writing contest.

    Fantastic interview.

  57. will
    Posted July 15, 2009 at 5:44 PM | Permalink

    loved the interview

  58. Descubre Irlanda/Europa Napoleónica
    Posted July 15, 2009 at 6:18 PM | Permalink

    Vive l’Empereur!

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  59. Anonymous
    Posted July 15, 2009 at 8:08 PM | Permalink

    I said I wanted cremating you bastards!

  60. mummbles
    Posted July 16, 2009 at 4:46 AM | Permalink

    Sweet interveiw pat. Im not sure but i think the comment above mine is trying to sell something very expensive and rare. =}

  61. Anonymous
    Posted July 16, 2009 at 12:43 PM | Permalink

    wow, you look so much different than i pictured and have such a nice voice! I didn’t really focus on the interview as much as i was focusing on the books in the background…I want the wise man’s fear… are they going to make a movie out of your books? it’d be totally cool, but don’t let them butch it up if a movie is made. let peter jackson do it..lol.

  62. nicholases
    Posted July 16, 2009 at 6:30 PM | Permalink

    I feel as though you should have a title when addressed by us mere mortals so i shall call you Lord Rothfuss The Impecable. There, thats better. First of all, awesome interview. I apparently have such a bullshit job that i can sit and watch the entirety of it, as my boss walks by several times, and not have him say a word about it. The world is so unmotivated sometimes (exsasperated sigh). Anyways, i have to wonder, since the book took you 14 years to write, how on earth do write such humorously witty blogs and do such edgy interviews. My theory, Lord Rothfuss The Impecable, is that you have spent 14 years prewriting all of your phenominal blogs and scripting your stupendous interviews. HAH!! Busted dude

  63. Anonymous
    Posted July 18, 2009 at 3:02 AM | Permalink

    Great interview! I especially liked the parts detailing the skeleton of a city or town.

    And, now I want that atlas! :)

    — Coypup ^.,^

    aka, Gathers Scrolls

  64. Jordan G.
    Posted July 19, 2009 at 4:46 PM | Permalink

    Pat, really I salute you. Thank you for delighting me with The Name of the Wind. I have read it three times now.

    My favorite part is in the shoe store…”I don’t sell used shoes.” I don’t cry ever, and it made me tear up and hit close to home. Really touching moments like that have earned you a dedicated fan.

    I look forward to escaping again in the new book, reading your blogs, and watching your interviews.

    Congratulations on the forthcoming baby. You know Jordan is great name lol.

    Thanks again Pat, your top notch in my book.

  65. Llyralei
    Posted July 20, 2009 at 6:07 AM | Permalink

    Oh, Pat. I love your voice. :]

    That was really great. I really needed a laugh. The interview brightened my day, so much.

  66. Theo
    Posted July 20, 2009 at 10:25 PM | Permalink

    I loved your interview. You are the kind of person that I would talk with at a coffee shop until closing time.

    Brilliant

  67. Daxton
    Posted July 22, 2009 at 6:16 AM | Permalink

    I was expecting a quick 20 minute blip of an interview. I completely agree with Neil Patrick Harris for Bast. As for a tall, fiery, red headed, passionate actor, 5 syllables for ya Pat, Conan O’Brien. There I said it. Keep the blogs coming while the book is getting the final bells and whistles! Hopefully its that far along ; )

  68. =heck=
    Posted July 29, 2009 at 10:32 PM | Permalink

    Dood.

    Is it just my cheap ass computer speakers, or did that limey call you Patrick ROTH at the close of the interview?

    (Insert ‘making a *fuss*’ pun here.)

  69. missalena
    Posted August 4, 2009 at 1:18 AM | Permalink

    OMG!!!! PAT!!!! You simply MUST publish your “Bible” after this series is done!!! I think you’d make at least as much (if not more) just on the reference as you will on the books. Not to mention you’d have readers everywhere drooling just at the thought of reading the ultimate reference book to Kvothe’s world. Of course, it would kind of ruin things if you ever wanted to publish a story from someone else in the world that had nothing to do with him… still…

  70. Monica
    Posted August 10, 2009 at 3:00 AM | Permalink

    Oh my gosh what a great interview!

  71. Ian
    Posted August 20, 2009 at 8:10 PM | Permalink

    Hello Patrick,

    I loved your 1st book and was exciting about getting the 2nd one… I need to know what’s going to happen. I just received an e-mail from the company I ordered the book from (I live in Brazil)… Bad news… so I tried to find out what was happening, I thought the book was already out. I just read yor explenation about what is happening and I have some things to say:

    * I am going to wait as long as I need
    * My sister will also waiting patiently (you also got her hooked)
    * Take yor time and write an even better book than the 1s one
    * Congratulations! I wish you lots of inspiration
    * You can do it!!! Don’t let people stress you, they are just curious and anxious!

    Ian

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