Search Results: "Edwin Diamond"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 15, 1991

"Well written and lively, but lacking profundity and a skeptical edge."
A slick and none-too-deep look by Diamond (Journalism/N.Y.U.; The Spot, 1984; Sign Off, 1982) at how the media, particularly TV, cover the news. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"Diamond manages to capture the varied anxieties and discontents besetting a great newspaper as it tries to keep pace."
Gossipy, albeit exhaustive and substantive, status report on the New York Times from a perceptive observer of major media who teaches journalism at NYU. Read full book review >

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DIAMOND by Mark Harris
NON-FICTION
Released: June 20, 1994

"Harris has an engaging voice, although he does trot out a lot of old saws—how baseball nurtured American democracy, nostalgia for day games on grass—that just don't cut it any more."
The author of the novel Bang the Drum Slowly gathers over 40 years' worth of baseball essays and throws in an excerpt from Bang, as well as the entire screenplay of the movie. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 8, 2001

"Hart doubtless keeps a few secrets for himself, but he unlocks many more in a text studded with oddments, lore, and technical data, all lightly related. Diamond fanciers and geology buffs alike will find this a trove of information."
An absorbing voyage into the demimonde of the diamantaire. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"A well-researched, well-informed, and revealing study of its complex, brilliant subject and his times, this is one of the most impressive scientific biographies of recent years."
This biography of the astronomer for whom the space telescope is named offers a fascinating view of how the scientific elite lived in the period between the world wars. Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 1992

"A somewhat lifeless addition to the Conan Doyle and Charles Dickens pseudoliterature."
Poor Sherlock Holmes is assigned yet another case that Conan Doyle never thought to offer him: When Edwin Drood's uncle, Jasper John, appears in the Baker Street digs, he indicates that his nephew vanished one year ago, and he suspects that Neville Landless—the young man's rival for the affections of Rosa Bud- -murdered him. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EDWIN SPEAKS UP by April Stevens
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 14, 2011

"This tongue-in-cheek tale of birth-order blues is a confection as sweet as it is silly. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Edwin's mother is the epitome of 1950s femininity—smartly dressed, elegantly coiffed and preoccupied with adult concerns throughout this entertaining supermarket romp. Read full book review >

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GHOST DIAMOND! by Michael Broad
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Watch out Cam Jansen, there's a new sleuth in town. (Mystery. 7-10)"
Secret Agent Amelia Kidd has saved the world loads of times. Read full book review >

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DIAMOND EYE by Arthur Rosenfeld
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2001

"Rosenfeld (A Cure for Gravity, 2000) doesn't shrink from florid clichés (the crime lord's beautiful daughter is an internist at Mercy Hospital) or kitchen-sink plotting, but he keeps things moving smartly even before the nifty twist that ties his two plots together into a neat, grisly bow."
Like the post office employees who've made the phrase "going postal" a byword for the mixture of alienating boredom and violence, Inspector Max Diamond, of the US Postal Inspection Service, never seems to have a nice day. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DIAMOND CUT DIAMOND by Darlene Cox
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 14, 2013

"A suspenseful novel that surprises, amuses and pleases."
A thieving lawyer's suicide is investigated in this gripping tale of deceit, betrayal and corruption. Read full book review >

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DIAMOND HEAD by Cecily Wong
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 14, 2015

"Although it reaches for an inevitability it doesn't achieve, a promising debut."
The fate and fortunes of a Sino-Hawaiian family are altered by bad romantic choices. Read full book review >

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Blue Diamond by Judy-Lynn Wheeler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 20, 2014

"A drawn-out but gripping thriller bolstered by a romantic triangle that defies expectations."
A woman agrees to take over her estranged, ailing father's business and learns some deadly secrets in Wheeler's debut novel. Read full book review >