Tuesday, May 29, 2007

"The Name of the Wind," the movie

The current feature at My Book, The Movie is Patrick Rothfuss's debut fantasy novel The Name of the Wind, which has pulled some extremely good reviews and endorsements.

The overview to The Name of the Wind introduces--
the tale of Kvothe — from his childhood in a troupe of traveling players, to years spent as a near-feral orphan in a crime-riddled city, to his daringly brazen yet successful bid to enter a difficult and dangerous school of magic. In these pages you will come to know Kvothe as a notorious magician, an accomplished thief, a masterful musician, and an infamous assassin. But The Name of the Wind is so much more — for the story it tells reveals the truth behind Kvothe's legend.
Rothfuss has some interesting ideas for screenwriter and director, and would like to see one of my favorite actors cast in an film adaptation of the novel. Perhaps more interesting is what he has to say about the actor who would portray his protagonist. Read on.

Visit Patrick Rothfuss's website and his blog, and read an excerpt from The Name of the Wind.

--Marshal Zeringue