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Knight Life Mass Market Paperback – 1 June 2003
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- ASIN : 0441010776
- Publisher : Ace Books (1 June 2003)
- Language : English
- Mass Market Paperback : 352 pages
- ISBN-10 : 9780441010776
- ISBN-13 : 978-0441010776
- Dimensions : 10.16 x 2.54 x 16.51 cm
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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.