Search Results: "Michael Muhammad Knight"


BOOK REVIEW

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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TRIPPING WITH ALLAH by Michael Muhammad Knight
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2013

"William James, suffice it to say, would probably be appalled at first, and then fascinated."
A personal quest into the intersection of Islam and mind-altering drugs. Read full book review >

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WHY I AM A FIVE PERCENTER by Michael Muhammad Knight
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"An insider's view of a largely unknown belief system woven tightly with the author's own journey of spiritual discovery."
Thorough investigation of a misunderstood branch of the Nation of Islam, seen through a white Muslim's perspective. Read full book review >

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MAGIC IN ISLAM by Michael Muhammad Knight
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2016

"Though surely controversial and certainly just the tip of the iceberg, this accessible book provides interesting food for thought."
The mysteries and the esoterica of Islamic history and culture. 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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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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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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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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

HELPING THE POLONSKYS by Khaleel Muhammad
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 4, 2013

"Thoroughly agenda-driven fodder for discussions about values and diversity, but its streak of silliness should draw a few chuckles. (Fiction. 8-10)"
Muslim children help out an elderly (Jewish) couple in a British import that creaks but doesn't quite collapse under the weight of its worthy purposes. Read full book review >

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THE WAY WEST by Amelia Stewart Knight
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 22, 1993

"An effective tribute, as far as it goes, to a great enterprise; visually appealing, with historical interest but in need of the kind of careful explanation provided for Marion Russell's memoirs (p. 1079). (Nonfiction/Picture book. 7-10)"
With her husband and seven children, Knight traveled in 1853 from Iowa to the Oregon Territory. Read full book review >