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.

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

  • The biography of the legendary Belgian-French king of pulp fiction (1903-1989), who wrote more than 400 novels and bedded even more women (he estimated 10,000), is deemed masterful, "absorbing," and "definitive" (Deirdre Bair, the New York Times Book Review ). Simenon wins praise for its defense of Simenon's oeuvre , often dismissed as hackery, and for its candid treatment of his misogyny and anti-Semitism.

  • 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 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.


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