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Reviews (Books & Film)


“Amanda’s Choice is a riveting, heart-wrenching documentary…With sensitivity, the director tackles the big societal issues, the impact of Alzheimer’s on families and the Pandora’s box that is genetic testing.”
Andre Pichard, Globe & Mail

“By chronicling the three-week story of four terminally ill patients waiting for heart transplants at the Toronto General Hospital, you gave Canadians a deeper understanding of the lives of doctors, patients and their families.”
- Tony Clement (as former Minister of Health)


“For 38 years I toiled as TV critic and always came to expect the highest standards from David Tucker’s award-winning TV documentaries. So I’m not entirely surprised he has transferred his skills to writing fiction. What is astonishing is the ease of that transition and his expertly spare prose that makes every story worth savouring.”
- James Bawden, Toronto Star

“Skilled story tellers are often insightful social writers and One Way Ticket is an outstanding example of that skill. David Tucker obviously loves language and these stories show that he knows how to use it. He uses adjectives like a skilled painter, often one stroke tells the tale. Writing shorter stories is often a greater challenge than penning a novel in grabbing the reader. Tucker grabs you and doesn’t let go, even after the final word is read.”
- Don Graves, The Hamilton Spectator

  • "I am passionate about creative work that explores, entertains and illuminates."
    - David L. Tucker