Geekly Review #28

Well I’m back! Murr isn’t back just yet, but he won’t be far behind me. Woah, it feels weird typing after not doing it for a week, it’s almost like my fingers are a little drunk….

Holidays are great aren’t they! There isn’t much better than getting away from all the normal hustle and bustle of life, to just chill out for a week, and eat, drink, sleep, lounge by the pool and on the beach, and read a good book.

That is exactly what we did in Olu Deniz

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The views were pretty amazing!

It’s been a while since I’ve read a book,  I went through a phase a doing a lot of reading, but then it died down a little, usually there are just too many other distractions around, games, TV, films… But as I didn’t plan on doing much more than sitting around in the sun whilst away, I thought it was about time to get back in to reading.

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The book to do that was The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss. I’ve been eyeing it up for quite some time but I’ve never actually bought it. But this time I went for it. The book tells the story of Kvothe or more accurately, Kvothe telling the story of himself to The Chronicler, who is basically a journalist when you think about it. The Chronicler has heard many wonderful stories about Kvothe and wants to find out whether they are true, but the hero hasn’t been seen for some time. He decides to track him down and ask him to tell his story.

This is the blurb from the back of the book.

‘I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings. I burned down the town of Trebon. I have spent the night with Felurian and left with both my sanity and my life. I was expelled from the University at a younger age than most people are allowed in. I tread paths by moonlight that others fear to speak of during day. I have talked to Gods, loved women, and written songs that make the minstrels weep.

My name is Kvothe. You may have heard of me’

Sounds pretty awesome right? And it is. I will say, however, that it wasn’t what I was expecting. I was expecting epic action from a badass hero, in truth what you get is an engaging tale of Kvothes younger years, and how he became the person he is today.

If you are a fan of fantasy books, I would say you should read this.

Now, obviously I didn’t read the entire time I was away. That would’ve been very antisocial. Most of our time was spent pottering around the local town, eating great food, and drinking a fair amount.

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Olu Deniz is surrounded by Mountains so everyone paraglides!

We also did a little day trip on a boat which took us around various beaches and islands. Which was very nice, and an absolute bargain! In fact pretty much every where is Turkey is a bargain.

The only downside was that we had a little rain, but to be fair it wasn’t that bad, and it just meant more time for me to read.

– Will

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