Search Results: "James Davison Hunter"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 4, 1994

"Although he exaggerates the significance of the abortion issue with regard to the continued existence of an American cultural unity, Hunter does make shrewd and intriguing points about the media and their ever-accelerating moronism—though hardly ones we have not heard before."
Noting that cultural wars tend to precede the shooting kind, sociologist Davison (Univ. of Virginia; Culture Wars, 1991, etc.) opens here with some pretty hair-raising prognostications: the last time America was rent by such bitterly acrimonious debate over fundamental issues of political ideology was just prior to the Civil War. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2000

"Hunter provides some important balance for excesses in contemporary amorality, but he won't be able to roll back the tide that has long since washed over us."
A too-strongly argued case for modifying moral education and rescuing character from the self-esteem Nazis and feel-good shrinks. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 29, 1991

"Though giving short shrift to the secular viewpoint, Hunter still provides an informative look at America's ambiguous spiritual character."
America's ``identity'' is seen as a history of religious strife in this probing yet somewhat slanted study. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HUNTER by Eric Walters
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"As a companion piece, this may be of interest to readers who enjoyed Walters' previous book; as a plea for humane treatment of feral cats, it's a somewhat clumsy but obviously heartfelt statement; unfortunately, however, it's ultimately less than the sum of its parts. (author's note) (Fiction. 9-12)"
An interesting experiment in collaborative creation and complementary storytelling, this Canadian import falls short as a stand-alone work. Read full book review >

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HUNTER by Mercedes Lackey
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Captivating, dynamic, well-paced, and thrilling. (Science fiction/fantasy. 12 & up)"
Joyeaux Charmand is a young Hunter, chosen from her village to join the Hunter corps of Apex, protecting its Cits from the Othersiders—fantastical, menacing creatures—and also protecting the secrets and people of her village back home. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HUNTER by James Byron Huggins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"Villainous ultrababble."
Volcanic, hypergalactic supersequel to Huggins's Cain (1997), which was bought for film by Bruce Willis. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 23, 1993

"Let's hope it's less awestruck than the first two. (Eight pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
The author of Female Difficulties (1985) offers the second recent biographical love letter (see Paul Perry's Fear and Loathing, p. 1361) to America's notorious outlaw journalist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SEA HUNTER by Paul Garrison
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 21, 2003

"Skip the high-tech antics and Tracy/Hepburn banter: when it comes to high-seas action, Garrison is at the crest of the wave."
Screwball romance and homage to Jules Verne as an unlikely couple tangle with a demented billionaire's secret weapon. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NIGHT HUNTER by Michael Reaves
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1995

"An uneasy hybrid that does credit to neither genre."
Reaves has extended his franchise from San Francisco (Street Magic, 1991, etc.) to Hollywood, but it's the same mixture as before: high-concept fantasy among urban lowlifes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JAMES GANDOLFINI by Dan Bischoff
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 8, 2014

"Not the last word but an earnest, endearing homage to an outstanding actor."
A bittersweet biography of an intensely private artist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JENNIEMAE & JAMES by Brooke Newman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 30, 2010

"A low-key, sweet portrait of an unusual friendship. Jenniemae is a scene-stealer, though, and the strongest parts of the memoir focus on her and her community."
A grown daughter remembers her troubled, genius father's endearing friendship with their charismatic maid. Read full book review >