Aaaaaaargh. This series gets my hopes high enough for its shortcomings to frustrate me. It hits my fetish for stories about a character's journey to greatness in most of the right spots, and I love the way Rothfuss writes certain moments for his characters that border on pretentious but still ring true for me- “Denna peered out of the hedge toward the path, and I looked at her. Her hair fell like a curtain down the side of her head, and the tip of her ear was peeking out through it. It was, at that moment, the most lovely thing that I had ever seen.” Speaking of Denna. Every time she comes into the story it seems to just suspend. All other plot lines grind to a halt until Denna suddenly flits off to wherever. Why Kvothe is so infatuated with her? She just strings him along while going from one sugar daddy to the next. I hate Denna for freezing the plot and I hate Kvothe for being an idiot about Denna. Will definitely read the next book- anything that makes me this frustrated is win. I don't think I've felt this strongly about a book since Prep. Also the Felurian part was hilarious.