Search Results: "Karsten Knight"


BOOK REVIEW

EMBERS & ECHOES by Karsten Knight
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

"Lust and violence make for a fast and entertaining read, but this could have been so much more. (Urban fantasy. 14 & up)"
Frenzied action and steamy romance aren't enough to ignite this overwrought sequel to Wildefire (2011). Read full book review >

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WILDEFIRE by Karsten Knight
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: July 26, 2011

"The Mighty Morphin Power Ranger ambiance and frenetically paced action scenes might have worked well in a graphic novel, but without art to supply missing emotion and nuance, the shallow, flat-footed prose, fueled by escalating violence, fails to engage. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
Perhaps inspired by Rick Riordan's phenomenal success, debut author Knight takes a more-must-be-better approach for this multiple-mythology mashup. Read full book review >

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THE SIERRA CLUB BOOK OF SMALL MAMMALS by Linsay Knight
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1993

"How Scientists Group Mammals''; index. (Nonfiction. 9+)"
Like The Sierra Club Book of Great Mammals (1992), this falls somewhere between a reference and a browsing book, with dozens of meticulous color drawings and appealing photos of animals, informally grouped by family or characteristics—small marsupials, canids, rodents, etc.—and accompanied with brief technical descriptions of the classification of each, and short paragraphs on some representative species. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Pretty but marginal. (Nonfiction. 10+)"
Color photos and drawings make this survey—including brief discussions of what makes a mammal, early fossil mammals, endangered species, and examples of nine different orders— attractive for browsing. Read full book review >

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SAVING WONDER by Mary Knight
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"A likable protagonist and good writing can't overcome the novel's problems. (Fiction. 8-12)"
It's been five years since 12-year-old Curley's mother and little brother drowned when a coal mine slurry pond broke its banks and swallowed them and seven years since his father died in a mining accident. Read full book review >

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DOGFIGHT by Michael Knight
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Vivid and thought-provoking fiction from an impressive new talent."
A strong first collection (half of the two-book debut that includes Knight's novel Divining Rod, to be reviewed in our next issue) offers ten unflinchingly realistic and inventive studies of the compulsive bonding of incompatible people and, most interestingly, the mysterious symbiosis between humans and animals. Read full book review >

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GOODNIGHT, NOBODY by Michael Knight
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"With an ability to tweeze meaning from the effluvia of the everyday, Knight spins magic out of nothing much. Tremendous."
Mellow scenes from a multitude of lives in repose. Read full book review >

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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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BETWEEN EACH LINE OF PAIN AND GLORY by Gladys Knight
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 2, 1997

"This distance comes through clearly in her memoir. (32 pages b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
Knight, of pop's Pips, offers an event-packed autobiography—from child gospel sensation through '70s superstardom to Vegas divahood—earnestly but with little verve. Read full book review >

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SWITCHING THE ODDS by Phyllis Knight
Released: June 1, 1992

"As for former country-singer Ritchie: she's not funky enough, tough enough, or interesting enough to hang a whole book on."
Poor Jesse Cooper got more than he bargained for when he and a prep-school chum went carousing one night: they witnessed a murder—and the finger on the trigger belonged to Jesse's dad's business partner, who may also have spotted them. Read full book review >

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SPIES WITHOUT CLOAKS by Amy Knight
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1996

"Knight cannot avoid the difficulty inherent in her subject of having to draw conclusions from scanty evidence, but this is the most scholarly and dispassionate assessment yet available of a question critical to the future of Russia."
Persuasive evidence that Boris Yeltsin, since becoming president of Russia, may have found the KGB far too useful an organization to have tried seriously to constrain it. Read full book review >