This book was lent to me by Gina, another reader on our blog. She is a big fan of fantasy and I have little experience with the genre, so this quick book was a great fit. I really enjoyed it! Auri is a girl who lives in the underworld and the book is spent going through her days. Foxen, her chemiluminescent side kick, joins her as she goes through her world looking for things, moving things around, swimming etc. Though the premise of the novel is quite simple- observing and learning about Auri, there are some nuggets of wisdom that you can’t help but ignore. One of these for me was that everything has its place. Auri spends a lot of time trying to figure out exactly where a bottle or a stone might need to go.
Also, I enjoyed the personification of things like this gear she finds and carries around with her. She describes the gear’s mood at different points throughout the book, which was interesting to think about. Other objects like a blanket or a crystal also change depending on the day. I really liked that aspect of this.
This was a quick read that made me want to hang out with Auri in her world- at least for a little while 🙂
Overall rating: 4/5
2 comments on “Book #6 The Slow Regard of Silent Things by Patrick Rothfuss”
What a great word: “chemiluminescent”! I’ve also not read much fantasy, and your great review has piqued my interest–this book sounds as if it could be a good place for me to start.
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This book is only about 150 pages so it is not hard to get through- my biggest fear like with SK is taking on a 1000+ page novel that I don’t enjoy but have to finish haha!