- Hardcover: 392 pages
- Publisher: Ignatius Press; 1St Edition edition (August 29, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1586177214
- ISBN-13: 978-1586177218
- Product Dimensions: 8 x 5.7 x 1.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #961,834 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Terrapin: A Mystery Hardcover – August 29, 2012
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Born in Long Beach, California, the author has lived the great majority of his life in Michigan.
Doran is an engineer and educator and commentator in the public arena, having had hundreds of articles and letters published in local and national publications on subjects ranging from moral and ethical issues, to the interface of science and society, to environmental and public health issues, to politics. He earned the Purdue University Alumni Achievement Award for his work in the engineering profession, is a partner in the 95-year old firm of Hubbell, Roth & Clark, Inc., and has been a university professor. He and Sherry have been married for 34 years and have four children: Angela (Brandon), Brendan (Stephanie), Elise, and Javier (Irantzu) (their Basque son); also, three beautiful grandchildren: Zachary, Declan, and Noah.
The author has had a lifelong affection for The Lord of the Rings, not just as a rousing story but, especially, for its profound insights into human nature, human weakness, and virtue.
Top Customer Reviews
A good story.
When that story is packaged between two covers and called a book, even better. (Yeah, it's okay on my Kindle too. I'll give you that. The covers can be metaphorical.)
So, given the chance to review T.M. Doran's latest, I pretty much replied right away. And I pretty much read it right away.
If his first book was great writing (and I thought it was), his second is no less.
And yet, just as your children can be related but very, very different, this book is something different than Toward the Gleam. It's more mystery, less (if any) sci-fi-ish tinge.
Doran's characters are complicated, and that makes them real. The mystery is maddening, and that makes it fun. I want to reread it, and that sets it apart on my bookshelf.
I don't want to compare Doran's writing with other big name writers, because he really stands alone, at least with the fiction that I end up picking up and reading for review. The words "impeccable," "clean," and "delightful" come to mind as I think of ways to describe it.
All in all, highly recommended.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Good book on human nature. Brings back memories of growing up in the neighborhood. Dint know where the story was going till the conclusionPublished on August 28, 2013 by David Hall
Wanted to read this book since I seen it was published.So glad I purchased it because I really enjoyed it. Will be sure to check for more books from the same person.GREAT reading. Read morePublished on May 31, 2013 by Margaret R Krupilis