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Original Essays | September 30, 2014

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    Children and Other Wild Animals

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The Wise Man's Fear (The Kingkiller Chronicles #2) by Patrick Rothfuss
The Wise Man's Fear (The Kingkiller Chronicles #2)

Jennifer Knighton, January 19, 2012

The Wise Man's Fear proves that author Patrick Rothfuss wasn't just lucky with his first book, he really is that good of an author. The book follows up where Name of the Wind left off in the story of Kvothe, both presently in the inn he owns and in the past that made him a legend. While there are one or two sections that could've benefited from a few less pages, the book is extremely compelling, well-written, and easy to recommend to fantasy enthusiasts as well as others who just want to read a good book.
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Mouse Guard: Fall 1152 by David Petersen
Mouse Guard: Fall 1152

Jennifer Knighton, September 2, 2011

This is the first complete hardcover of Mouse Guard, focusing on the first season we meet these courageous mice. The story is well crafted and would be accessible even to people who do not usually read graphic novels. The artwork is beautiful, and I even have a piece on my walls at home by the artist. It's a compelling piece with beautiful artwork. There is really nothing negative I can say about this book. Well worth a read.
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The Fat Man: A Tale of North Pole Noir by Ken Harmon
The Fat Man: A Tale of North Pole Noir

Jennifer Knighton, June 12, 2011

A hardened elf, a frame-up for a horrible crime, a gorgeous dame - what more could you need to make a great piece of noir fiction? Well, this book goes one step further and adds in references and puns relating to every Christmas story, movie, or myth you can think of. Don't expect great literature when you pick up this book, but if you want a light and enjoyable read you won't go wrong.
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Who Is Mark Twain? by Mark Twain
Who Is Mark Twain?

Jennifer Knighton, April 4, 2011

Twain has been one of my favorite authors since I was little - and not for the Tom Sawyers and Huck Finns that showed up everywhere. I was a sucker for A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court and Roughing it. I have never read such an accurate description of a coyote before Roughing it. His life was in many ways far more interesting than his writing, and even as an historian it is hard for me to say that about many people. If you don't believe me, look up the history of the State Seal of the State of Nevada.
It's great to see a book which seems to grasp the fascinating stories behind a writer of fascinating stories.
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The Wise Man's Fear (The Kingkiller Chronicles #2) by Patrick Rothfuss
The Wise Man's Fear (The Kingkiller Chronicles #2)

Jennifer Knighton, April 1, 2011

The Long-awaited sequel is worth the wait! Rothfuss is a masterful author and takes his time to make sure everything is right before letting his work be published. This showed in his first book and shines in this one - my only complaint is that I want book 3 now and I know I'll have to wait for it to be right!
Wise Man's Fear is very well written and takes us through a winding journey of adventures. Rothfuss knows to keep the action moving but to give us beautiful moments of respite to catch our breath in between major events.
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