Thursday, June 17, 2010

The Knight Life-Chivalry ain't Dead Giveaway and Review

The Knight Life: "Chivalry Ain't Dead"From the publisher, Hachette'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 ON THE BOOK:  I'm an old school comic reader of  The Peanuts, Far Side and Calvin and Hobbs. I wasn't familiar with this strip until I was given the book to review. This book is a collection of strips from the past two year.  It is a Nationally syndicated strip. I found it very witty! I loved the strip on warning kids to not forget to floss their teeth! It listed a bunch of treasure you might find like "webster" or scrabble tiles! I also cracked up at the strip on The Bacon of the Month Club! A few of my friends (Cwirla you are one of them) are obsessed with bacon so it brought this strip right home for me!

This is just the type of funny book to have in the car to read while you are waiting for your kids to get out of play or swim practice!

Check out the OPENBOOK and read a few pages for yourself!

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ENDS JUNE 30th
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Thanks to Hachette Book Group for providing a review copy for my enjoyment and 3 copies for the giveaway! The words posted under MY TAKE OF THE BOOK are of my own tasty words and opinions. 

20 comments:

Lisa F. said...

No one wants this book. Yikes! I saw that a lot of people are promoting it but on one getting it. So i'm entering anyhow. My favorite comic strip is the Peanuts. I will cry the day it leaves my newspaper.
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Connie Black said...

I really haven't looked into comics lately, but when I was younger, my favorite was Lockhorns...not even sure if they still make that one, but it was always funny!
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traveler said...

Thanks for this giveaway. My favorite comic strip is Blondie.

Connie Black said...

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Marjorie said...

This would be a really neat book to
read.
My favourite comic strips is Peanuts.

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Marjorie said...

I follow by google reader.

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Marjorie said...

I would really like to read The Bride Collector.

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Connie Black said...

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etirv said...

Peanuts comics strip was fun!

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etirv said...

Also interested in The Bourne Objective by Robert Ludlum!

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etirv said...

Entered Family DVD giveaway!

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Susieqtpies said...

Comment #11 Marjorie Comment #17 etirv and Comment #2 Connie are the winners of this giveaway. Congrats.

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