Search Results: "Donat Gallagher"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 1, 1984

"But connoisseurs of the graver Waugh styles will find stretches of elegant prose in every decade; and Gallagher's extensive introductory material (plus a ten-page list of the articles not included here) helps to make this a substantial addition to the Waughreference shelf."
More for Waugh scholars than for admirers of his fiction, this massive volume brings together nearly 50 years of book-reviews, newspaper columns, letters-to-the-editor, and essays. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 9, 2008

"Enthusiasts will love it; others may grow bored."
The editor in chief of Living Bird magazine writes about his favorite feathered friends. Read full book review >

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NIGHTMARE, WITH ANGEL by Stephen Gallagher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"As in disaster movies, whatever may happen to the good guys, the bad guys are sure to be punished in this swift- moving, professional midbrow pulp."
British TV writer Gallagher makes his US debut in this neo-gothic tale of an unhappy girl who's neglected by her often absent father, who's bent on returning to her highly unsuitable mother—and who runs away from home in the company of a child killer. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"A thumbtack on the chair seat for moral equivocators, whatever their faith."
The impassioned, sometimes holy, sometimes holier-than-thou world of Catholic political activists. Read full book review >

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Vatican Protocol by Brian Gallagher
Released: April 26, 2016

"Helmed by an Everyman, this tale is likely to appeal to readers who envision themselves leaping from the armchair into an international thriller."
Gallagher's debut paranormal potboiler examines one man's search for the truth. Read full book review >

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STORMCLOUDS by Brian Gallagher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 19, 2014

"Although the divisive violence of the Troubles is clearly shown, the storytelling is less successful, minimizing the potential impact of this tragic tale. (Historical fiction. 11-15)"
Gallagher opens with a blockbuster: Maeve, just 12, is caught squarely in the Troubles in 1969 Belfast, Ireland, trapped inside her home, which Protestant extremists have just set on fire. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2012

"Gallagher loves character development but respects plotting enough to give it full measure. The result is that rare beast, a literary page turner."
Monsters, actual and metaphorical, are at the heart of this superbly crafted thriller. Read full book review >

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THE KINGDOM OF BONES by Stephen Gallagher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 2, 2007

"Dark but splendid entertainment."
In this moody, gripping period thriller, the shadowy world of the undead sucks in a beautiful actress and the man who would give his life to save hers. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 16, 2001

"Anna Yezierska she's not, but Gallagher does offer some charming vignettes."
Episodic reflections on a literary life. Read full book review >

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WORKING ON GOD by Winifred Gallagher
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1999

"An occasionally successful attempt to capture in journalistic prose some varied depths of (post)modern religious experience. (Author tour)"
For the benefit of the skeptical would-be faithful (dubbed here "neoagnostics"), journalist Gallagher offers an autobiographical, selectively bicoastal look at liberal religious experience in America today. Read full book review >

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TEETH by Hugh Gallagher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1998

"Gallagher chews on more than he's bit off in this puerile bit of self-puffery. (Author tour)"
This first novel from a popular 'zine writer has youth-cult exploitation written all over it, and Gallagher lives down to a publisher's worst expectation: His portrait of the artist as a young punk journalist combines all the self-pity and self- aggrandizing one could expect in such a callow effort. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1993

"Of interest, then, mostly for its revelations about police fumbling of the case. (Eight pages of b&w photographs—not seen)"
A convoluted, behind-the-scenes look at the Westchester County murder case that titillated tabloid readers with its purported parallels to the Hollywood shocker Fatal Attraction. Read full book review >