The Knight Life by Keith Knight - BOOK REVIEW & GIVEAWAY (CLOSED)6/08/2010 07:32:00 PM
Title: The Knight Life
Author: Keith Knight
Format: Trade Paperback
Publication Date: 6/9/2010
From the publisher's website:
The Knight Life is a hilariously twisted view of life through the eyes and pen of its creator, community-oriented urban hipster and award-winning cartoonist Keith Knight. The Knight Life deftly blends political insight and neurotic humor in a uniquely fluid and dynamic style, offering a comic strip that's fresh, sharp, topical and funny. Designed for daily newspapers, The Knight Life follows Knight's long-running, 2007 Harvey Award-winning weekly comic strip "The K Chronicles," which appears on salon.com.
An unabashedly provocative political and social satire, The Knight Life tackles contemporary issues like consumer culture, bacon, the media, race, family and everything else, gently mocking the minutiae of daily life with self-deprecating humor, honesty and goofiness-a combination that's perfect for the comics. And The Knight Life's energetic style reminds readers that comics can look funny as well as read funny. The result is accessible yet edgy, compassionate and political-and never preachy. Cartoonist and comic historian R.C. Harvey said, "The Knight Life is undeniably the best new laugh- and thought-provoker on the comics page. Not since Calvin and Hobbes has there been so novel an entertainment in the funnies.
My take: If you're anything like me, the first thing you've always done with the Sunday paper is pull the comics out to read them and get your laugh on. "The Knight Life" is a nationally syndicated strip that I had not seen before.
"The Knight Life" is a collection of the strips from the past two years. You are introduced to Keith's (otherwise known as "Keef) German wife Kerstin, his father, his mother, and a motley cast and crew of recurring characters.
This book is FUNNY! I found myself smiling in some places, chuckling in others, and downright laughing out loud in some places. The book is generously sized at 8-1/2" x 10-7/8" and would make a great coffee table book.
Read a bit and see for yourself:
If you're not lucky enough to have this strip in your local paper, you can catch a daily comic at KnightLifeComic.com
Book Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Check out Keith's blog on KChronicles.com
"Like" The Knight Life on Facebook
Follow @KeefKnight on Twitter
BUY IT: You can purchase this book for yourself at the Hachette website, which also includes links to other online booksellers and varying formats.
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End date: June 22 2010 at 11:59 PM EST
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Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this title from Hachette Publishing to objectively review. No other form of compensation was received for this post, and I was not required to post a positive review.