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Author: Peter David
ISBN: 0441009360
Language: English
Pages: 343 pages
Category: Fantasy
Publisher: Ace (June 4, 2002)
Rating: 4.1
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Dover publications, inc. Mineola, new york. Names: David, Peter (Peter Allen) author. Title: Knight life, Peter David. Description: Mineola, New York : Dover Publications, 2016.

Dover publications, inc. Bibliographical Note. Identifiers: LCCN 2015039905 ISBN 9780486804682. ISBN 0486804682. Subjects: LCSH: Arthurian. Knights and knighthood-Fiction.

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Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Are you an author? Learn about Author Central. Peter David (Author). Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. But after reading Knight Life, I seriously thought about revisiting my policy of boycotting all things King A decade ago someone recommended Sir Apropos of Nothing to me and I friggin' loved it.

This book was so much fun to read. Being introduced to Peter David, through his graphic novel portrayal of The Dark Tower, I was intrigued to read once of his books. Having previously never read anything related to King Arthur, I was pleasantly surprised to find that I have a new interest in anything having to do with King Arthur, Camelot, and Merlin. There was never a point while reading this, where I felt that the book was lagging, and I enjoyed the ending even more.

Peter Allen David (born September 23, 1956), often abbreviated PAD, is an American writer of comic books, novels, television, films and video games

Peter Allen David (born September 23, 1956), often abbreviated PAD, is an American writer of comic books, novels, television, films and video games. His notable comic book work includes an award-winning 12-year run on The Incredible Hulk, as well as runs on Aquaman, Young Justice, Supergirl, Fallen Angel, Spider-Man 2099 and X-Factor. His Star Trek work includes both comic books and novels such as Imzadi, and co-creating the New Frontier series.

Percival, hunched over his ledgers in the offices of Arthur Penn, the check book and bank balances spread out nearby, shook his head in grim amusement. The television set was on in the background. Campaign workers sat around stuffing envelopes and sealing them, or canvassing telephone books and comparing names to lists provided by the League of Women Voters, to see if they could encourage those not already registered to do so. On the portable color Sony, Arthur’s commercial had just aired. It had been shot in an empty studio, the only.

Knight Life (. ISBN 0-441-01077-6), is an Arthurian fantasy novel by Peter David. The following summary is based on the 2002 rewrite. In a rundown apartment in New Jersey, Morgan Le Fay has finally decided to end her own life. Although kept immortal by magic, she has become apathetic, elderly, and corpulent, and sees no point in continuing with her life.

Peter David His numerous comic book–related publications include a 12-year.

Peter David has worked in television and film and has published more than 50 novels, many of which have appeared on The New York Times bestseller list. He is the co-creator and author of the Star Trek: New Frontier series for Pocket Books and of the Nickelodeon television series Space Cases. His numerous comic book–related publications include a 12-year association with Marvel's The Incredible Hulk comics.

Knight Life is part of a trilogy. David’s follow up books are One Knight Only and Fall of Knight. Genre: Science Fiction and Fantasy. If you decide to read Knight Life, you’ll breeze right through the first chapter. When you get to the next chapter, the armored knight makes his first appearance in Central Park.

Arthurian legend gets another kick in the pants with this rollicking rewrite of bestseller David’s first novel, originally published in 1987. Extensively updated and lovingly revised, this hilarious romp in today’s New York features a cast of zany characters, zippy dialogue and enough action and plot twists to satisfy most satirical fantasy fans.

Arthur Pendragon arrives in modern-day New York City with his friend Merlin the Magician and decides to run for mayor, but Morgan Le Fey and Modred try to keep Arthur from reaching his goal.
Comments (7)
Thohelm
It almost makes me want to get over my loathing of Stephen King and read the dark tower graphic novel series. I mean I won't 'cuz my hatred of the dark tower 7 still burns bright, but I'd be lying if I didn't say I was tempted. But after reading Knight Life, I seriously thought about revisiting my policy of boycotting all things King. Anyway..

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.
Xangeo
For first time readers, this book is worth a read. I'd give it 4 stars. There is nothing wrong with the book; you'll enjoy the insights and humor.

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.
Lesesshe
I wish I knew if I had read the original or the rewritten one. Guess I'll never know!! Now, can I make myself read the next two in, gasp, actual book form??
Golkree
The second of three books about King Arthur in modern New York City, and all three are fun.
Briciraz
This is a great story I loved it.
unmasked
Some laugh-out-loud moments, but it never really up and grabbed me. I like to get fully absorbed in a book and it just never quite achieved that. have the second and third books, but haven't delved into them. Maybe will give it another read in a few months.
Dreladred
Safe delivery. A++
What if King Arthur came back today? And what if instead of being the king of England, he did something radically different--such as run for mayor of New York City?
Those questions serve as the premise for Peter David's first novel, Knight Life. For years, Knight Life was hard to find--its popularity among David fans is well-known. Thankfully, David has ended the long searches through used bookstores by updating his novel and releasing it again in hardcover for a new generation of fans to pick up and enjoy.
If you like Peter David's usual writing style, you're in for a treat here. David pays homage to the basic tenants of the Arthurian legend while putting his own, comic spin on a lot of it. David has apparently done his homework and done it well, but he doesn't take it so seriously that he can't have some fun with it. There are a lot of absolutely laugh-out loud sequences in the book, from the Lady of the Lake rising up in Central Park and being covered with trash to the running joke about Merlyn's reverse aging and looking like a teenager.
This modern-day retelling of the Arthur story works very well and you can see the joy that David has in writing it. Some passages seem to be in the same vein as William Goldman's The Princess Bride. David pays homage, but also pokes holes in the coventions of the stories he is re-telling, just as he did last year with his great Sir Appropos of Nothing.
If you've a Peter David fan, this is a must-read. If you've heard good things about him, start here and then head on to Sir Apropos and Imazadi. All of them are great stories by a great author.