Search Results: "Damian Thompson"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"The only thing to complain about with this illuminating book is that it isn't long enough to irrefutably knock down each of the baseless ideas the author discusses."
We are drowning in a sea of lies and fakery, aided and abetted by the Internet culture's anything-goes mentality, warns Thompson (Waiting for Antichrist, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE FIX by Damian Thompson
NON-FICTION
Released: April 23, 2013

"A clever look at an insidious consumer landscape, long on sharp observations and worried predictions but short on proposed solutions."
Smartly written consideration of how "cupcakes, iPhones, and Vicodin," among other marvels of our time, are stealthily, intentionally creating a world of addictive behavior. Read full book review >

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THE SACRED CITY by Damian Lawrence
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 29, 2011

"Blending grand-scale storytelling with deeply provocative social and spiritual themes, Lawrence could very well be the next coming of Harry Turtledove."
The second installment of Lawrence's Guardians series—following his debut novel The Guardians of Time (2011)—is equal parts epic science-fiction, time-travel adventure, historical-fiction drama and apocalyptic thriller. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 24, 2017

"Mogavero provides a surfeit of palate-cleansing insight."
A book that not only goes behind the scene and through the kitchen, but into the metrics that distinguish a thriving restaurant from a floundering one. Read full book review >

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FALLING THROUGH CLOUDS by Damian Fowler
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 29, 2014

"A sensitive portrayal of a family tragedy needlessly escalated by the insensitive bureaucracy of insurance companies."
The story of the plane crash that tragically broke apart one family and set up some disturbingly complex insurance and liability issues. Read full book review >

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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"More theoretical than practical but vital for educators and particularly valuable for those entering the profession."
A debut book elaborates on the fundamental ideas at play in the growing field of multicultural education, specifically at the college level. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Tuesday's Child by Damian Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A novel that methodically works its way to the end, ensuring a well-whetted appetite for mystery."
An Oregon lawyer learns that he has a 5-year-old daughter but soon finds himself a murder suspect when the girl's mother turns up dead in Smith's debut thriller. Read full book review >

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A SON CALLED GABRIEL by Damian McNicholl
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2004

"A nice start indeed: McNicholl writes in an easygoing, natural tone that's neither manipulative nor sentimental and succeeds in conveying the real innocence of childhood as it invades maturity."
Amiable debut about a young man's coming of age in 1970s Northern Ireland. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1995

"A philosophical but lively and absorbing look at the lifestyles of the domesticated house cat. (illustrations, not seen)"
While many of the cat topics explored here are familiar, journalist Damian brings a sharp perspective and supple prose to the many mysteries of feline behavior. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MOMENT OF TRUTH by Damian McNicholl
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2017

"The subject matter is certainly important and the setting fresh, but the overall presentation is lackluster."
A young woman in 1950s America tries to pursue her dream. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THIS ONE THING by Damian Maher
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A respectable first novel with a solid balance of drama, sex, and romance."
In this debut novel, an inquisitive, determined lad comes of age and explores his sexuality in Yugoslavia during the 1980s. Read full book review >