Search Results: "Damon Knight"


BOOK REVIEW

HUMPTY DUMPTY by Damon Knight
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Weird, amusing, confusing, arresting, and yet the whole is disappointingly less that the sum of the myriad, often wonderful, parts."
Distinguished editor, writer, and critic Knight's new novel (after A Reasonable World, 1993, etc.) opens in Milan, where Wellington ``Bill'' Stout—he ``travels in ladies' underwear''—is shot in the head while dining in a restaurant. Read full book review >

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ONE SIDE LAUGHING by Damon Knight
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 26, 1991

"Knight's novels, paradoxically, have an irritatingly juvenile feel, with disappointingly vacuous contents; whereas his stories are almost always charming, vivid, subtle and—as, emphatically, here—a pleasure to read."
Seventeen variations, 1965-86, from respected editor-writer- critic Knight (most recently the CV trilogy), each a delightful fusion of craft and ideas. Read full book review >

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DAMON RUNYON by Jimmy Breslin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 2, 1991

"Could live forever."
The life of the mythic, wealthy journalist/short-story writer of the Broadway classic Guys and Dolls, told by the legendary, wealthy journalist/novel writer of Table Money, World Without End, Amen, etc. Making some allowances, this book is like Hemingway on Shakespeare. Read full book review >

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THE WAR JOURNAL OF MAJOR DAMON ``ROCKY'' GAUSE by Damon ``Rocky'' Gause
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 10, 1999

"A movie is planned. (Author tour)"
An American pilot's remarkable diary, copied in a small notebook hidden in a footlocker for over 50 years, records his amazing escape from the notorious March of Death ordeal inflicted by Japanese soldiers on American and Filipino POW's and his further dangerous adventures during the last days of Bataan and Corregidor in the 1942 Philippines. Read full book review >

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HONOR'S KNIGHT by Rachel Bach
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"Fun, with phasers on lethal."
Independently intelligible second entry (Fortune's Pawn, 2013) in a space opera starring a tough, sexy, armor-clad mercenary chick. Read full book review >

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BROOKLYN KNIGHT by C.J.  Henderson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"Henderson delivers an entertaining Indiana Jones-style adventure with snappy dialogue and intriguing characters. As a bonus, he throws in a number of real-life historical tidbits about New York, a city the author clearly loves."
A museum curator and his intern battle supernatural thieves in this fast-paced urban-fantasy mystery. Read full book review >

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KNIGHT ERRANT by R. Garcia y Robertson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"Robyn winds up making history instead of movies, and RGyR's time-travelers will be all the happier for it."
This historical fantasist has taken readers to the spirit world of Native Americans to Atlantis in the Bronze Age to Mesozoic dinosaurs (The Moon Maid: and Other Fantastic Adventures, 1998), and to witchcraft in 16th-century Scotland (The Spiral Dance, 1991). Now. . . . Read full book review >

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GOOD KNIGHT by Linda R. Rymill
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: March 1, 1998

"The short, rhymed text appears in varied sizes and weights on Karas's full-spread paintings; the child, with his stubby body stubbornly tilted against the visual flow, moves in and out of imaginary worlds that are depicted with dramatic colors and strong, jagged lines. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Rymill captures a nearly universal domestic ritual in her picture-book debut: the nightly struggle to get a reluctant child into bed. Read full book review >

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DAMON, PYTHIAS, AND THE TEST OF FRIENDSHIP  by Teresa Bateman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2009

"An unusual tale to bring to children, but worthwhile. (Picture book. 7-10)"
A tyrant's coldness jeopardizes the lives of two Syracusan youths. Read full book review >

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GRAFFITI KNIGHT by Karen Bass
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 1, 2014

"A different kind of war story, highly recommended. (historical note) (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
This gripping page-turner set in 1947 East Germany explores the aftereffects of war and occupation. Read full book review >