Search Results: "David Darling"


BOOK REVIEW

DARLING? by Heidi Jon Schmidt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"If only Schmidt had kept her pace smart-alecky and feline-wise, rather than letting it peter impotently out."
Following on her first collection, The Rose Thieves (1990), Schmidt offers a generally lackluster gathering of ten tales, though with a few standouts that are fresh and cracklingly funny takes on modern womanhood Read full book review >

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DARLING by William Tester
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 7, 1992

"Inauspicious."
Debut novelist Tester sings a thinly storied but encrustedly lyrical song here to the southern gothic: about two brothers, Jeab and Baby, and their shared past—in which what figured most largely was their mutual lust for their milk cow, Darling. Read full book review >

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DARLING by Richard Rodriguez
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 7, 2013

"With compassion and profundity of vision, Rodriguez offers a compelling view of modern spirituality that is as multifaceted as it is provocative."
An acclaimed gay intellectual and journalist's musings on the state of and interrelationship among Christianity, Judaism and Islam in the post-9/11 digital age. Read full book review >

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DAVID by Mary Hoffman
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"Nonfiction masquerading as a novel and failing as either sort of narrative. (character list, historical note, glossary) (Historical fiction. 13 & up)"
The author of the Stravaganaza series reveals the muse behind Michelangelo's David. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 14, 1993

"Meanwhile, a perverse thought keeps stirring: Isn't this solipsism turned inside out?"
In another speculative volume, Darling (Deep Time, 1989) foresees a grand and glorious future as he ponders the nature and destiny of humanity. Read full book review >

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MAGGIE DARLING by James Howard Kunstler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"Frenetic satire with its moments—while the mannered style grates."
As if Martha Stewart didn't have problems enough. Read full book review >

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SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Released: June 1, 1995

"The author has a real gift for writing about complicated technology; he presents the potential for both good and evil that can arise out of such scientific leaps. (further reading, glossary, diagrams, full- color and b&w photos) (Nonfiction. 10+)"
What will they think of next? Read full book review >

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NATURE
Released: June 1, 1995

"A book with the information and perspective readers need to make future decisions about the important issues concerning the value of genetic engineering, and its costs. (further reading, glossary, diagrams, full-color and b&w photos) (Nonfiction. 10+)"
An entry in the Beyond 2000 Series provides a thoughtful, comprehensible overview of the scientific possibilities and ethical issues involved in genetic engineering. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1995

"He coats standard, trickle-down mysticism with pseudo-scientific terms, hoping to make it easier for Western skeptics to swallow."
One scientist's hopeful meditations on the possibility of a consciousness beyond death. Read full book review >

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DARLING DAYS by iO Tillett Wright
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"An earnest and heartfelt memoir cloaked under a battle-toughened exterior."
A gender nonconforming cultural impresario recalls a life marked by drugs, displacement, a mentally ill mother, and rare but cherished pockets of solace. Read full book review >