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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SHADOW by Donna Diamond
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2010

"Powerful, but select audience carefully. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Alone at dusk, a girl wordlessly tackles a demon. Read full book review >

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Train Station Park by Abby Diamond
Released: March 3, 2016

"A good message about self-acceptance, backed by charming images."
In this illustrated book for young readers, an old train who feels useless is reminded that he can still make kids happy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"Not a particularly balanced book, but a valuable one in a sparse field dominated by even more egregious cant from both sides."
Sociologist Diamond writes on the four-fold mobilization of conservative power in the United States. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 29, 2016

"A quirkily intelligent memoir of finding oneself in movies."
A Brooklyn-based writer and editor's memoir about how watching John Hughes films as an adolescent gave meaning to his troubled life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Warren Lane by Andrew Diamond
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 29, 2015

"Pathos plus characters who are puppets of fate equals a pleasant melodrama."
In Diamond's debut, a random series of events leads to five adrift people tangled up in each other's lives, with sometimes-disastrous consequences. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AN ACCIDENTAL LIGHT by Elizabeth Diamond
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"With matter-of-fact, precise prose and edgy characterizations, Diamond shows strong potential despite the spiritual gobbledygook that casts a phony redemptive shadow."
Tracing the aftermath of a child's accidental death, first-time British novelist Diamond combines elements of a ghost story with those of a psychological thriller. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 14, 2005

"Handover and constitution or no, Diamond foresees rule by 'some uneasy, periodically rejiggered, continually crisis-ridden form of the Governing Council coalition' for the near future. Meaning chaos—and, likely, American boots on the ground."
Nation-builder Diamond, a liberal denizen of the Hoover Institution, ruefully examines the checkered efforts to make Iraq safe for—America. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BABYSITTER by Diana Diamond
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 18, 2001

"Stock figures and telegraphed plot twists. Diamond aims low here and misses."
Still another bad-seed babysitter wreaks havoc, this time in an overwrought gothic by the pseudonymous author ("a critically acclaimed mystery and thriller writer") of The Trophy Wife (not reviewed). Read full book review >