Search Results: "Gregory J. Snyder"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"A few kernels of insight buried under layers of grad-student balderdash."
Not all graffiti artists are hoodlums, declares Snyder (Sociology and Anthropology/Baruch Coll.). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 22, 2011

"The author skillfully weaves together the lives of her four principals with the science of their day."
Snyder (Philosophy/St. Read full book review >

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OF TIME AND MEMORY by Don J. Snyder
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 15, 1999

"A bittersweet story."
A son's loving and determined quest to discover the mother he never knew—the young woman who died, at 19, shortly after giving birth to her twin sons. Read full book review >

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WINTER DREAMS by Don J. Snyder
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 16, 2004

"The elegiac tone does little for a lugubrious love story, nor is the golfing scene on the cover likely to entice romance readers."
Much ado about golfing. Read full book review >

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NIGHT CROSSING by Don J. Snyder
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 15, 2001

"Uh-huh."
After a pair of successful memoirs (Of Time and Memory, 1999; The Cliff Walk, 1997), Snyder returns to fiction with a bland and platitudinous novel. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 16, 2015

"Ingenious, lucid and revealing look at the lives of two brilliant men who changed our way of seeing the world."
A fine addition to the burgeoning genre of dual biography of great figures whose lives were related, if often distantly. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 21, 1997

"Through the mill emerges a new Snyder, a better Snyder, his tale a cautionary one, as gruesomely captivating as a traffic accident."
Snyder (A Soldier's Disgrace, 1987, etc.) loses more than a job when he gets his walking papers from the university; his entire world shatters. Read full book review >

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WALKING WITH JACK by Don J. Snyder
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 11, 2013

"A golf-is-life allegory that fails to make the cut."
Novelist and memoirist Snyder (The Winter Travelers: A Christmas Fable, 2011, etc.) returns with the overwrought story of his training to be a caddie so he could help his son, who hopes for a PGA career. Read full book review >

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FALLEN ANGEL by Don J. Snyder
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 9, 2001

"Melancholy soap from the author of Night Crossing (2001), etc., fraught with coincidence and banal philosophizing about nothing much."
Maudlin tale of a tragic accident on Christmas Eve. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 1, 1999

"II of The Age of UnreasonKeyes, J. Gregory"
A CALCULUS OF ANGELSVol. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NEWTON'S CANNON by J. Gregory Keyes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1998

"Keyes's yarn (The Blackgod, 1997, etc.) is colorful, intriguing, and well handled, if somewhat difficult to swallow: It's hard to see how alchemy and science could both work."
First of a new fantasy series: In this alternate 1715, both science and alchemy work; young Ben Franklin, apprenticed to his printer brother James in Boston, begins to study the various alchemical devices—lights, weapons, faxes, and so on—that Isaac Newton has invented. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"Written in a refreshingly easygoing style, this new view of why Jesus' radical message spread so rapidly is clearly aimed at a mainstream audience."
An insightful portrayal of Jesus as a classical hero-martyr, by New Testament scholar Riley (School of Theology, Claremont). Read full book review >