Example sentences for: deirdre

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  • The latest installment in the Grisham legal thriller franchise gets good press: It's "personal, moving and much deeper" than his previous books, writes Deirdre Donahue in USA Today . Critics say this one is better because Grisham goes beyond his usual dabbling in social causes and injects honest-to-God Christian spirituality, and with success: "Grisham's smart use of the suspense novel to explore questions of being and faith puts him squarely in the footsteps of Dickens and Graham Greene" ( Publishers Weekly ). A few reviewers find the overt Christianity preachy and self-righteous, but most say it improves an otherwise standard page-turner.

  • Even for a Grisham novel, The Street Lawyer is said to be insubstantial, with "an unlikable hero, a slapdash plot and some truly awful prose" (Michiko Kakutani, the New York Times ). Grisham's social commentary is called both worthy and heavy-handed: His "depictions of the poor read like something turned in by a cub reporter" (Deirdre Donahue, USA Today ). The book is expected to sell out its 2.8-million-copy first run.

  • The expectations for McCourt's follow-up to the best-selling Angela's Ashes were high, and critics are uniformly disappointed: It "lacks the drama, the magic, the gentleness, the lilt of the first book" (Deirdre Donahue, USA Today ). They're quick to point out that 'Tis , which picks up McCourt's life at age 19, once he has left Ireland for America, is not a bad book, it's just not as good as the first.

  • The prose in this "literary violation" reads "like a parody of Hemingway" (Deirdre Donahue, USA Today ). It "reflects a marvelous writer's disastrous loss of talent" (Kenneth S. Lynn, National Review ); a "sad, bloated, inert so-called book" (L.S.

  • Economist Deirdre McCloskey warns against hollow triumphs like, "Why did the man drink the motor oil?


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