Search Results: "Michael Knight"


BOOK REVIEW

THE HOLIDAY SEASON by Michael Knight
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"Family life is dicey. Tolstoy turned that truism into opera; Knight makes it Muzak."
In two novellas that somehow manage to be both precious and dull, Knight (Goodnight, Nobody, 2003, etc.) offers scenes of mildly dysfunctional domesticity. Read full book review >

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EVENINGLAND by Michael Knight
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2017

"From a distinguished Southern writer, a very fine collection capped by a masterful novella."
A quiet, beautifully modulated group of six short stories and a novella set in or near Mobile, Alabama. Read full book review >

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

"An impressive and touching anatomy of the varieties, pleasures, and consequences of giving all for love—the work of a fine new writer who already looks like one of the really good ones."
A moody and often moving story of adultery and other forms of compromised love, by the author of the story collection Dogfight (p. 1142). 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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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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WHY I AM A SALAFI by Michael Muhammad Knight
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"A vigorous treatment of how the sacred, in all its multifarious forms, continues to exercise power, even if sometimes it just feels like 'we're arguing over what the mystery god intended to say in his address to a mystic in a cave some fifteen centuries ago.'"
Knight (Tripping with Allah: Islam, Drugs, and Writing, 2013, etc.) traverses the scenic highways of Islamic history, seeking paths that connect him to Muhammad. Read full book review >

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JOURNEY TO THE END OF ISLAM by Michael Muhammad Knight
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

"An occasionally scattershot but unique religious journey."
A contentious author and college speaker embarks on an international road trip to explore Islamic holy sites and modern mythologies. Read full book review >

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MICHAEL NESMITH
by Nick A. Zaino III

Michael Nesmith’s first big job in the music industry didn’t make much sense to him. He was hired—along with Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, and Peter Tork—to be part of a rock and roll band on television called the Monkees. It would change his life in ways he couldn’t quite comprehend. He addresses this in his new memoir, Infinite Tuesday: An ...


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MICHAEL FRANK
by Marjorie Baumgarten

Perhaps you recognize the names of Irving Ravetch and Harriet Frank Jr. A married couple, they were Hollywood screenwriters responsible for authoring such Oscar-nominated classics as Hud and Norma Rae. Active from the late Forties through the mid-Eighties, the collaborators built a reputation for quality scripts based on their eight films with maverick filmmaker Martin Ritt and their screen adaptations ...


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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 >