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2.0 out of 5 stars Kind of a letdown, 16 April 2012
This review is from: The Wise Man's Fear: The Kingkiller Chronicle: Book 2 (Kingkiller Chonicles) (Kindle Edition)
I really wish Kvothe had remained a virgin.

I'm not a prude or anything, but I can't stand hearing about sex, page after page. It really does read like a fantasy after a while - not the type that thrills you or makes you turn the page, but the type a sweaty fourteen year old would appreciate.

The first book was amazing, but every so often I would have to fight against the thought that Kvothe was a Mary Sue character for an SCA buff. The second book I just couldn't overcome that thought, as I was having breasts pressed to my face metaphorically through print. After reading for the thousandth time about some minx's lithe figure, I was close to closing the book and having done with it.

Worst offenders:

1. About fifty bajillion bits of sex to do with what's her name, fairy type sexpot.

2. Quasi-zen garden fanatics who don't believe that men are part of the process of making babies! So they have wild sex with the main character! How absolutely stupid must this culture be, when prehistoric man figured that one out! Argh!

3. Hearing sort of tangentially about his many conquests, and how the women he sleeps with don't think he'll stay with them, which is why he doesn't have any girlfriends. Maybe, just maybe, it's because he's kind of a whore.

Why did I finish it? Purely from the promise of the first book.

I may give the next one a look but if it's the same as this one I'm not going to bother. What a disappointment.
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Initial post: 14 Jun 2012 16:55:14 BDT
Spoiler in the first sentence.
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