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Sir Apropos of Nothing
     

Sir Apropos of Nothing

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by Peter David
 

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Apropos is a product of a violent childhood. Estranged from his prostitute mother, fatherless since his unfortunate conception, Apropos makes his living as a thief. But when the death of a young girl rattles his conscience, and when he forges an unlikely alliance with a hero of true nobility, Apropos finds himself confronting for the first time in his life the selfish

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Apropos is a product of a violent childhood. Estranged from his prostitute mother, fatherless since his unfortunate conception, Apropos makes his living as a thief. But when the death of a young girl rattles his conscience, and when he forges an unlikely alliance with a hero of true nobility, Apropos finds himself confronting for the first time in his life the selfish nature of his maverick, every-man-for-himself ethos. At times a loyal friend, at others a ruthless betrayer, Apropos is fast approaching the moment when he must choose between honor and safety, between the core of nobility residing in his heart and the shame that has haunted him through life.

A darkly atmospheric tale rich with tension and unexpected turns of fate, Sir Apropos of Nothing is crafted by Peter David with both penetrating wit and subtle poignancy. Treating the fantasy genre to an invigorating overhaul, David delivers something altogether new and original, starring a character as familiar as yesterday--and as new as tomorrow.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940157644475
Publisher:
Crazy 8 Press
Publication date:
12/09/2015
Series:
Sir Apropos of Nothing , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
520
Sales rank:
629,926
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

PETER DAVID is the author of more than one hundred books, almost all of them published. He has written such fantasies as Howling Mad and Knight Life as well as an assortment of bestselling Star Trek® novels including Imzadi and the popular New Frontier series (which he co-created with John Ordover). He also co-created the TV series Space Cases with Bill Mumy, and has written for Babylon 5 and Crusade. His comic-book career spans more than a decade and includes an award-winning run on The Incredible Hulk. Sir Apropos of Nothing is his longest single work, mostly due to the use of the word “the.” He lives in New York with his wife, Kathleen, and his four daughters, Shana, Gwen, Ariel and Caroline.

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Sir Apropos of Nothing 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
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nnicolodemos More than 1 year ago
What can I say about this book? I bought it for someone as a gift and I have the trilogy myself. I recommend it to those who appreciate a different kind of hero, perhaps a hero that is the Exact opposite of your stereotypical hero. Apropos is surprising, wonderfully sarcastic and ultimately self-serving. Why like him? Because he is refreshingly different. I laughed through this whole book because the narration was delightfully sarcastic. It is shocking and definitely not for those who are easily offended. Enjoy it for pure escapism and enjoy a character that thinks and says things that most of us may guiltily think but refuse to say.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I must say, when I picked this book up in the ninth grade, it cracked me up. And it still does. It's a refreshing break from the standard hero-must-save-the-world plot that one generally finds in fantasy novels. The puns were great, the plot was original, and (having never read Terry Pratchett, nor having any interest in doing so) I have to say that I will probably continue to find enjoyment in Sir Apropos of Nothing.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This painfully awful novel is obviously the result of Peter David having read a Terry Pratchett book and saying to himself, 'Hey, I can do THAT.' I'm sorry, Mr. David, but you CAN'T. Why not? Because, to put it plainly, Terry Pratchett is FUNNY, and you are not. I read the reviews on this page, and I just couldn't believe it. FIVE STARS?!? Did we all read the same book? I found 'Sir Apropos of Nothing' mean-spirited, moronic, cheap, unoriginal, and much too self-amused for its own good. It's filled with weak and inconsistent characters, contrived plotlines, and excruciating puns that turned my stomach: The Draft? Queen Bea? The Flaming Nether Regions? The Harpers Bizarre? Puh-LEEEZE! I wish I had never laid eyes on this sorry excuse for literature. I wish I could give it a lower recommendation than one star. It's just awful. Awful, awful, awful. You were a very good comic book writer, Mr. David. It's not too late to go back to that.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Apropos's antics were halarious. I found the reality to be very smart and original. The hero is a selfish coward who is just like all of us. We all know that if faced with incredible dangers we would run like cowards. Apropos is a clever thief but one of the best characters ever, purely for the fact that he is such a bad hero.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is not your ordinary, everyday book, and Apropos is not your ordinary, everyday man. In short, he is a lowborn, crippled, child of rape, who is just trying to live his life as best he can. This goal is repeatedly hampered by a series of hilarious misadventures which involve such mystical creatures as unicorns, harpies and a phoenix. Whenever Apropos is presented with a dangerous situation, his first instinct is to 'run like heck.' Still, he manages to end up doing the right thing. He is not just a hero, but a hero for modern times. Peter David's writing makes the story quick, easy, and fun to read. There are numerous plot twists and an interesting ending! I would recommend it for anyone who's looking for something light and different. Welcome to the world of Sir Apropos of Nothing!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have read many books in my life but this book is just amazing. It's funny and it shows the many aspects and facades of human nature.
Guest More than 1 year ago
PETER DAVID is the American answer to Terry Pratchett. This is a well constructed tale for adult fantasy reader
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! Written very well from the protagonist's POV, I found it very funny with lots of surprises. The philosophy in the book is interesting and the main character's struggles with morality provoked lots of thought. For anyone who likes something different, I definitely recommend this book and I'm eagerly awaiting the next one.