by Patrick Rothfuss
"Told in Kvothe's own voice, this is the tale of the magically gifted young man who grows to be the most notorious wizard his world has ever seen. The intimate narrative of his childhood in a troupe of traveling players, his years spent as a near-feral orphan in a crime-ridden city, his daringly brazen yet successful bid to enter a legendary school of magic, and his life as a fugitive after the murder of a king form a gripping coming-of-age story unrivaled in recent literature. A high-action story written with a poet's hand, The Name of the Wind is a masterpiece that will transport readers into the body and mind of a wizard."
This is a book I read last summer and despite being really big (662 pages) it only took me 3 or 4 days to finish it. I really enjoyed the book, the main character (even if sometimes his actions are not the ones I wanted him to do), the world, the university....and so on.