Eric D. Knapp

Helpful votes received on reviews: 69% (11 of 16)
Location: New Hampshire, USA
In My Own Words:
I've been writing since the first grade, when I was awarded my first of two Young Author's Awards. Since then, I've graduated with a communications degree from the University of New Hampshire, and have studied literature and fiction at the University of London. During my career, I've written several articles for various telecommunications magazines, and I've filled my free time writing short sto… Read more

Writing, Kenpo Karate, and combining the two in the new art of "Pen Kendo", the art of fighting with books.


Top Reviewer Ranking: 509,181 - Total Helpful Votes: 11 of 16
Adventures in Time and Space with Max Merriwell by Pat Murphy
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting and Fun, July 1 2004
This was a fun little jaunt, using various quantum theories to pull characters and plot twists into the story. This kept things interesting, and the mechanism worked well due to small interspersed chapters from the "Bad Grrl's Guide to Physics", which explained the concepts to those who weren't already familiar with them (which, in all fairness, most people probably were).
A few things bothered me, though. First, the re-use of names, book titles, characters and concepts was very distracting for the first half of the book. As the end drew near, these circular references actually helped the story along, but at the beginning they were simply irritating. I almost put the book… Read more
Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said by Philip K. Dick
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
This is my first Phillip K. Dick novel, and in my opinion "Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said" deserves high praise. For starters, it wins the fight against one of the most difficult opponents that a sci-fi novel could face: Cliché. Simply put, this story is based on an overused plot-the man who loses his identity and struggles to regain a sense of self. Cliche is a tough monster to beat, and most sci-fi novels are devoured by it boots and all. Going into this novel (which I read on a recommendation from a friend) I had low expectations, because I for one am sick to death of this particular premise. However, Phillip Dick somehow managed to actually win the battle against this tired… Read more
If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B Movie Acto&hellip by Bruce Campbell
5.0 out of 5 stars I laughed, I cried..., May 24 2004
Well, I laughed mostly. Still, thinking back to my college days when I did a lot of work in film, I did feel like crying on occasion. I think it was sympathy pains. Bruce Campbell, despite his mighty chin (which is so big and sharp you could probably use it to open a can of beans), had a rough start. Reading about how he and friend Sam Raimi managed somehow to complete "Evil Dead" was empowering to me (I mean, if that actually worked for them, maybe I have hope after all).
This book is not a literary masterpiece, nor is it a study in grammarian excellence. This book is a raw and honest portrayal of Hollywood's "B" side. It is magnificent because Bruce Campbell still… Read more