Pros & Cons of The Slow Regard of Silent Things

This is as close as I could bring myself to reviewing The Slow Regard of Silent Things by Partick Rothfuss, as it annoyed me so much.

"Deep below the University, there is a dark place. Few people know of it: a broken web of ancient passageways and abandoned rooms. A young woman lives there, tucked among the sprawling tunnels of the Underthing, snug in the heart of this forgotten place.

Her name is Auri, and she is full of mysteries.

The Slow Regard of Silent Things is a brief, bittersweet glimpse of Auri’s life, a small adventure all her own. At once joyous and haunting, this story offers a chance to see the world through Auri’s eyes. And it gives the reader a chance to learn things that only Auri knows...

In this book, Patrick Rothfuss brings us into the world of one ofThe Kingkiller Chronicle’s most enigmatic characters. Full of secrets and mysteries, The Slow Regard of Silent Things is the story of a broken girl trying to live in a broken world."


  • You get to see the Underthing in great detail
  • You see new parts of the City 
  • You get to know Auri's quirks
  • You see her perspective

  • You see Auri's quirks
    • She is mildly OCD and obsessive over Kvothe (which was a big no no for this story)
  • Her perspective 
    • She is super repetative and blunt and quiet annoying :(
  • 10pgs on making soap, and how she cant use it because it somehow is filled with screams!!
    • What the heck! This drove my rating down at least one star!

Rating: 3 1/2 Stars 

I understand that this book was said that it would not be for everyone, however I was expecting to get a background history of Auri instead of a pedantic week seen through her clingy loving eyes. It is something I would borrow from the library for the pictures alone if you do not want to buy it. Not my favorite novella ever, however it is worth the flick through if you like the series just be aware it may not be to your cup of tea!


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