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Knight Life Kindle Edition
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More than 1,500 years after his disappearance into the mists of Avalon, King Arthur has returned. This time, he's prepared to rule the Camelot of a new millennium: New York City. Handsome, charismatic Arthur Penn is running for mayor on a platform of common sense, humor, and knightly virtues. His advisors include a gifted ten-year-old named Merlin; Percival, an immortal accountant; and Gwen, a lovely young woman with no end of problems. Their grassroots campaign steadily gains strength until scandal looms with the sudden emergence of Morgan Le Fay, Arthur's sorceress half-sister, and her son Mordred, the aspiring mayor's ambitious heir.
Acclaimed by Kirkus Reviews as steady fun by a darkly amusing fantasist, this imaginative romp is the revised and expanded version of Peter David's first novel, Sir Apropos of Nothing, originally published in 1987 and now out of print. David is the author of more than fifty novels, many of which have appeared on The New York Times bestsellers list. His sparkling update of Arthurian myth abounds in wit, irony, and astute reflections on human nature.
Dover (2016) republication of the edition originally published by the Berkley Publishing Group, New York, 2002.
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- ASIN : B01DND0D34
- Publisher : Dover Publications; Unabridged, Reprint edition (29 March 2016)
- Language : English
- File size : 1483 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 356 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 0486804682
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Das Buch ist humorvoll geschrieben, parodiert Politik und Medien, und stellt eine gelungene Fortsetzung der Legende von König Artus dar.
A decade ago someone recommended Sir Apropos of Nothing to me and I friggin' loved it. It was a story about an anti-hero who won't accept his fate as a nobody on the sidelines. I love unconventional heroes. But what I remember most about the book was how visual it was. In fact, I remember telling someone of this awesome movie I had just seen, only to realize I was describing a book! I don't read a huge amount of fantasy, so I'm not sure how rare a talent Peter David actually is with his vivid descriptions.. But he's really the only author I can think of where I consistently misremember *seeing* a scene when I had instead *read* it. Knight Life is having a similar effect on me. Actually, after finishing this fairly short novel over two nights, I felt like I had just come out of a movie theater! I read David's intro and the trouble he's having getting this made into a movie. I can't see how any visual translation of what I read could match my imagination and I kinda hope the movie never gets made. As for my review, I just really love the idea behind it. I was afraid the satire would take over the whole story, but it really didn't. It also didn't single out Republicans and/or let off Democrats too easily which was another thing I was worried about. This was just a fun quick read without a lot of filler. Oh, quick disclaimer.. you may need to be a bit cynical and have unconventional tastes to really enjoy this. A quick example of the humor-- minor spoiler-- King Arthur is magically transported centuries into the future to New York city.. and he stands at 5'5". I don't know why that's so funny to me. Or why Gwen's boyfriend Lance made me crack up. idk, maybe I so liked the idea behind Knight Life that I overrated it.
i loved the opening, got bored, and then fell in love all over again. it's full of puns and fun but is not suitable for children. but there are too many giggles not to give it a five.
For those who read the original, prepare to be disappointed. Imagine if someone came along and rewrote Pride and Prejudice, The Three Musketeers, or (insert your childhood favorite). Yes, Peter David was the original author, but this *story* belongs to those who read it and loved it. It got a facelift it didn't need. The fill-in, changes, updates, etc., was not necessary, and it tends to detract from the story. In addition, it makes it less humorous, something the original definitely had going for it.
As a fan of the original, I'm rating it 2 stars.