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Knight Rider

(Knight Rider #1)

3.91  ·  Rating details ·  57 ratings  ·  11 reviews
With the aid of a powerful computerized automobile, Michael Knight fights to defeat the evil plans of Tanya Walker and her corporate espionage ring.
Paperback, 245 pages
Published November 1st 1983 by Pinnacle (first published 1983)
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Jun 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is a difficult one to review. It should seem obvious to many a novel like this isn't going to carry a great deal of substance. Recognizing that fact, I have to say this was a very fun read while making me feel nostalgic for the television show. As an author, Roger Hill makes this read very entertaining while offering some deeper characterizations to the story. For a fun, quick read I would highly recommend this. For an example of deep thought and examined philosophy, I might suggest people ...more
3,5 stars

This was an interesting book about one of my favorite serie character from my 'youth'... i like the whole idea of how it all started :-)
Indika De Silva
Jun 13, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The following paperback novel is based upon the episodes Knight of the Phoenix part 1 and 2 of the classic 1980s television series Knight Rider. The episode was written by Glen A. Larson who is also its creator. The above novel is a further elaboration of that pilot episode.

The story of Micheal Knight and how he got his amazing car is the story that unfolds in this novel. At certain places it is painfully obvious that writing has been done in a hurried manner without paying much attention to det
Paxton Holley
Apr 09, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: novelizations
This was a pretty good novelization of the first two episodes of Knight Rider; Knight of the Phoenix Parts 1 and 2. It had a little bit of extra information. My only issue I would say is that I don't like how Glen A Larson writes. The plot is good. And most of the dialogue, but some of the phrasing and exposition is just hard to read. ...more
James  Love
The novelization of the pilot movie for the TV series. The novel reads like the TV show is playing in your head.
Feb 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
As with most “hit” TV shows/movie of the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, (and even the 90’s/00’s) – books such as Knight Rider (#1) are TV/movie “tie-ins”. Usually they’re the novelization of an episode or movie seen on TV or in the theater, sometimes from the script or a rough draft of a script (which apparently this is).

Books such as these have been done since the days of StarTrek: The Original Series; even shows such as Starsky & Hutch. Sometimes the books feature a few facts that missed production or the
Apr 23, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: timo
Nykyään kun törmää kanavilla surffaillessa Ritari Ässään, haluaa päästä tuosta nuoruuden sankarista, idolista ja esikuvasta äkkiä kirkuen karkueen. Nykyään katsottuna nuo tv-sarjan jaksot ovat kauheaa kakkapaskaa.
Siihen verrattuna tämä Ritari Ässän syntytarina kirjana luettuna oli huomattavasti viihdyttävämpi. Televisiosarjan kaksi ensimmäistä jaksoa niputettuna näppärään ja nopeasti etenevään nippuun paperia. Mainioutta.
James Donnelly
Feb 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Basically the plot of the book is the plot of the TV pilot. Written by Roger Hill its "co-written" by Glen A. Larson as his script is featured, Roger just fills in certain gaps and added a bit more to Michael Long's backstory. Having seen the pilot several times... I did have all the characters in my head pictured as the actors, naturally. KITT wasn't featured as much as the TV pilot.. ie the whole subplot with the wannabe car thieves is completely omitted from the book. ...more
Nov 11, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: manly-literature
Fun mix of nostalgia and pulp adventure.

A dying millionaire believes one man can make a difference, so he gives a noble cop a talking, indestructible car.

A nice bit of macho fluff. Something to read after something dense and serious.
Makes me want to see if netflix has the TV show.
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Glen Albert Larson was an American television producer and writer best known as the creator of the television series Battlestar Galactica, Quincy, M.E., The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries, B. J. and the Bear, The Fall Guy, Magnum, P.I. and Knight Rider.

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