The Slow Regard of Silent Things by Patrick Rothfuss

β€œThis story is for all the slightly broken people out there. I am one of you. You are not alone. You are all beautiful to me.”

Pat somehow made me feel more for these inanimate objects than I have for actual people in other’s books. This book was so beautiful, so very beautiful, but I can see why it wouldn’t work for a lot of people. Fortunately for me, I’m a huge sap that is also a huge fan of Auri so it completely worked for me. When her soap got eaten, my heart shattered. Yes, over soap. This is what this crazy, beautiful story did to me.

β€œ…even though she knew that nothing good could come from wanting at the world.”

This story shows you seven days into Auri’s life in the Underthing while waiting for Kvothe to arrive back. Just like The Name of the Wind and The Wise Man’s Fear, the writing and storytelling are incomparable to anything else I’ve read in years. You can’t help but feel entranced and finish this novella in one sit through.

I never understood why Auri refused to wear anything other than new clothes when she was obviously in need, but now I completely get it. My heart aches, but I get it. It was so magical being inside Auri’s beautiful mind.

β€œCruelty never helped the turning of the world.”

Again, I fell in love with Pat by watching his stream of Fallout 4 for a charity he runs, Worldbuilders. I cannot stress enough how wonderful this cause is and how you should check it out. Mr. Rothfuss being a good human is just an added bonus to him writing the best fantasy books I’ve ever read.

β€œTo be so lovely and so lost. To be all answerful with all that knowing trapped inside. To be beautiful and broken.”

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