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A Mesmerizing Story, a Sensitive Coming of Age novel
There were moments of magic, scenes filled with foreboding, passages that were poetic and ruminative, others that were breathtaking. The masterful handling of Malcolm's mother, was brilliant. There were many scenes, especially toward the end, that were fast-paced and made the book impossible to put down.
Susan Russo Anderson
I have to say I have not read a book that took me on such an emotional ride in many years. I just finished it and I'm still reeling. I am typically a romance/fantasy reader but this is definitely going on my favorite books list. Martin Crosbie will be on my watch list of authors in the future. This was an incredible story to read.
Mr. Crosbie's first novel is a wonder! Once I started, I couldn't stop. I just HAD to find out what happened next. His characters are so believable and I felt a real connection to his hero's kind heart and the difficulties he faced while growing up and throughout his life. I completed the novel in just a day and was sad to have it end.
My New Favorite Author
I wanted to hug Malcolm (the main character), I cared about his life and story of love, suspense and self discovery and I didn't want it to end. The author, is a wonderful story teller he takes his characters on many journeys through out the story but most importantly he takes his readers as well, in a sweet, enduring and subtle way.
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I found the composition extraordinarily accessible, and the character immediately sympathetic. He has a knack of revealing his inner thoughts and conflicts in a manner that is illuminating without being self-serving. I felt I learned something important about myself, a great combination of story and significance. Just read it and see.
I was born in the Highlands of Scotland and currently live on the west coast of Canada in Vancouver (another beautifully rainy city). Thank you so much for supporting my work - My Temporary Life, and the sequel - My Name Is Hardly.
First off, I didn't know that it was a series. The book started out slow and then I couldn't put it down. Read morePublished 6 days ago by JEAN1949
A real page turner from page one. I've actually read it twice which I've never done before. I enjoyed it just as much as I did a few years ago.Published 8 days ago by Nana
From page one, I could not put it down. I read it in one night. I related with all characters and their interactions I found true to life and believable. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Lisa Ruch
This was a can't put it down read. Held me to the final page.Published 17 days ago by Ben Nuttall-Smith
First few chapters were slow as the characters are built, but once that is established, the story takes off and you find it hard to put the book down!Published 1 month ago by Kipp
interesting, very diff. from what I usually read but enjoying it.Published 2 months ago by Lois Brinkman
The first third of Martin Crosbie's My Temporary Life lulls you into a sense of safety with the coming-of-age story of Malcolm, a boy abandoned by his mother, who now finds his... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Sarah
This is one of my favorite reads this spring - I have also just finished "My Name is Hardly", the second book in the trilogy. Can't wait to read the third book!Published 2 months ago by susie