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Gene N. McMurtry was born on an auspicious day for writers. According to the book, The Secret Language of Birthdays by Goldschnider and Elffers, those born on his birthday are enthusiastic storytellers.
His early life was pastoral. He spent his first years on a ranch in eastern Colorado and has strong ties to the earth. His family has been involved in farming for centuries, but he had his head in the clouds. At four he identified Sputnik moving across the sky.
He has a passion for Science Fiction, reading the genre for decades, watching Science Fiction movies, and now writing Science Fiction.
Gene is a science buff; often pondering how new scientific information will affect people and the future. As he enjoys meeting interesting people everywhere he goes, it was natural for him to write stories about science and people.
He has degrees in Biology and Human Nutrition.
Gene works as a clinical Dietitian at a research university hospital. His other passion is food.
on March 01, 2014 :
“Commodore Farmer” by McMurtry, Gene N. I enjoyed reading “Commodore Farmer” it was pleasant and easy to read. I read most of it in my bed before I went to sleep, it helped me wind down from the day. I looked forward to opening the book and getting away. During the suspenseful part of book I would wake up in the middle of the night and finish reading the chapter.
At the beginning of book, it reminded me of medieval times then turned into a sci-fi action romance. Do not let romance turn you away, it was the customary love twist and not over played, very enjoyable. The action was steady throughout the book, all way to the epilog. I like action sci-fi movies and suggested the writer to turn his book in to screen play. It would make great movie.
My favorite and most unexpected part of the book was the seduction scene. It came out of nowhere and I was shocked, not due to content but writer timing. Scene was detailed and unexpected. After reading that chapter I had a different respect for the writer, his ability to write in so many different formats was astonishing.
The author’s choice of words like character names, cities, places and objects used in the book were creative and bold. I had to pause, piece words together to make sure I am pronouncing the words correctly. Vocabulary used in the book was a challenge and I used a dictionary look up words I did not know. The writer’s creativity was one of a kind and very thought provoking.
I look forward to his second book. I have to say the book did not feel like a fiction novel. “Commodore Farmer” is suitable for all audiences. I look forward to putting more of his books on my shelf. Thanks for the good read.
(reviewed the day of purchase)