Search Results: "Gregory S. Parks"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 30, 2014

"Many of the groups the authors investigate will find further fodder for their tirades, and liberals will doubtless get angry, but all should learn that there's a limit to the insults American intelligence will tolerate."
A dissection of the language of the far right, showing the continued, although masked, biases inherent in their message. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"Of interest to social scientists and criminal-justice students, but not likely to appeal to a wider audience."
Victims of racial profiling recount the particulars of their harassment. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEAR MRS. PARKS by Rosa Parks
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Steer readers instead to Parks and Jim Haskins's Rosa Parks: My Story (1992). (chronology) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
A series of letters from children to the elderly civil rights leader along with her responses, subtitled ``A Dialogue with Today's Youth'' and organized by topic, such as ``Courage and Hope,'' ``Living with God,'' etc. Following a preface, foreword, commentary, introduction, and a section on the most commonly asked questions, the actual letters appear; these are brief, flat, and devoid of personality. Read full book review >

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LIGHTNING IN THE BLOOD by Gregory S. Fallis
Released: June 10, 1993

"Politically correct without being stuffy, self-righteous, or suspenseful."
When the police arrest schizophrenic lesbian poet Anka Stiffel for beating her lover, fledgling sculptor Amanda Owen, nearly to death after Amanda tossed her out, Anka's lawyer calls Kevin Sweeney and Joop Wheeler, of G and H Investigations (don't ask), to establish her innocence. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Credible, if sometimes bland."
The son of the first African-American to control a seat on New York Stock Exchange undertakes a history of blacks on Wall Street. Read full book review >

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In Siege of Daylight by Gregory S. Close
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 7, 2013

"Despite strong prose, this fantasy tale is ultimately undone by its overly familiar plot and distractingly peculiar names."
In Close's debut novel, the first in a new epic fantasy series, a young apprentice to the king's bard suddenly finds himself going to the royal court with his master due to a number of strange occurrences. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ITALIAN NEIGHBORS by Tim Parks
NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1992

"Much verve."
Parks, a lively English novelist (Goodness, 1991, etc.), plunges us into the passionate but genial world of his Italian neighbors on the Via Colombare in a village south of Verona. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2005

"A bright literary exercise, the third in the new series Enterprise ('the business book as literature'). (14 illus., not seen)"
The prolific Parks (Judge Savage, 2003, etc.), a Britisher now at home in Italy, offers a Renaissance splendor that is often scanted in the artistic glory of the era. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 13, 2012

"With his third featuring brash, breezy, unflappable Carter (Eyes of the Innocent, 2011, etc.), Parks propels himself to a niche shared by only a handful of others: writers who can manage the comedy-mystery."
No one's supposed to hate the girl next door. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2015

"Eye candy for both serious and casual dinophiles, with an admixture of facts and fancies. (pronunciation guide) (Nonfiction. 8-11)"
Two accomplished paleoartists invite armchair paleontologists to go eye to eye with 21 dinosaurs and flying reptiles. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1995

"Small vignettes of life, fragments of society, aphorisms of a people and a culture that add up to a thoroughly enjoyable look underneath Italy's tourist facade."
A witty, cynical, and ultimately charming account by an English expatriate married to a native and trying to raise his children in Italy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A LITERARY TOUR OF ITALY by Tim Parks
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 29, 2016

"The author's deep familiarity with Italian culture informs these intelligent, perceptive essays."
A prolific novelist, memoirist, literary critic, and translator investigates "Italy's collective imagination." Read full book review >