Originally Posted by duncan_idaho
I would probably put Pat Rothfuss' work at the top of the list of anything I've read recently. He is tremendously talented, and creates some beautiful, beautiful things with his words.
The epilogue to The Name of the Wind - "The third silence" - is some of my favorite writing, ever.
I keep wanting to give Joe Abercombie a shot. Heard nothing but excellent things about it.
I read The Name of the Wind, the First Law Trilogy (Abercombie), and the Lies of Locke Lamora at roughly the same time. All three were good, but The First Law Trilogy was by far my favorite. The first time you meet the Bloody Nine is fantastic.