Search Results: "David S. Goyer"


BOOK REVIEW

HEAVEN'S FALL by David S. Goyer
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"Readers will, eventually, figure out what's going on. But will they care? Some. Maybe. What's really surprising is that authors with such impressive screen/scriptwriting credentials (The Dark Knight, The Twilight Zone) could labor so mightily to achieve mere mediocrity."
Final part of the alien-contact trilogy (Heaven's War, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >

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HEAVEN'S WAR by David S. Goyer
Released: July 3, 2012

"Brisk and efficiently engrossing, and as substantial as bubbles."
Second part of an alien-contact trilogy, following Heaven's Shadow (2011), the brainchild of Hollywood A-listers Goyer (Batman Begins, Dark City, etc.) and Cassutt (Stargate SG-1, Max Headroom, etc.). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 16, 2002

"Moore sometimes overstates his case, but perhaps his real value here lies in pointing out how much we don't know about the calculus of development."
Seeking to demolish the "either/or" of genetic determinism vs. environmentalism, Moore (Developmental Psychology/Pitzer College) sounds a clarion—indeed, somewhat strident—call for recognition that genetic and environmental factors interact throughout life to form human traits. Read full book review >

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A Toast to Justice by David S. Tanz
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 22, 2013

"A frenetic thriller with nuanced characters and a twist."
Tanz's (Silk on the Rocks, 2012, etc.) latest thriller follows a female serial killer, the killer's pursuing detectives and the strange links between them in the author's third installment of his Philadelphia-based crime series. Read full book review >

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WAKING GIANT by David S. Reynolds
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"A remarkable synthesis, impressive on many levels."
Award-winning historian Reynolds (English, American Studies/City Univ. of New York; John Brown, Abolitionist: The Man Who Killed Slavery, Sparked the Civil War, and Seeded Civil Rights, 2005, etc.) charts the political, cultural, economic, artistic, scientific and religious currents roiling America from the Era of Good Feelings to the verge of the Civil War. Read full book review >

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We Hold These Truths by David S. Mitchell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"An intelligent and bracingly honest look at the possibility of a post-racial America."
A debut political novel explores the cultural ramifications of the first black U.S. president. Read full book review >

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WITHOUT SIN by David S. McCabe
Released: April 15, 2012

"A quick, exciting read that makes a bold statement on failed U.S. policies, but there's too much going on in too few pages."
A hopeless ex-Navy SEAL finds himself in the uniform of a U.S. border patrol agent, questioning his life purpose, until he stumbles across an unlikely answer in a brothel in Tecate, Mexico. Read full book review >

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The Startup Checklist by David S. Rose
NON-FICTION
Released: April 25, 2016

"Handy, distilled insights about startups from a CEO and investment expert."
An entrepreneur outlines how to build a venture that can successfully go public or be acquired in this business guide. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 15, 2014

"A curative, uplifting attachment workbook."
A gentle, nonjudgmental guide to healing childhood wounds and developing full, satisfying relationships in adulthood. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 16, 2017

"While mainly for specialists, this provocative and obviously timely analysis is an important reminder of the role that reason and compromise have played in bridging the gap between political extremes."
The moderate tradition in American politics. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 21, 2005

"Engrossing and timely, offering astute, thorough coverage of America's premier iconoclast and the cultural stage upon which he played his role."
Cradle-to-moldering-grave biography of America's homegrown abolitionist terrorist. Read full book review >

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Reunion by David S. Tanz
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 24, 2014

"A visceral thriller from an author unafraid to reveal his influences."
From the author of A Toast to Justice (2013) comes a novel about a would-be football star bent on revenge against his high school classmates. Read full book review >