Having served in the US Navy I greatly enjoyed this story. It brought back many vivid memories. There were many fun times and also many serious times as well. I wish to thank the author for taking the time to capture the great experiences he had while serving aboard ship.
This book took me by surprise. It's written on a level of great popular literature. The main character and the plot grab you on the first page and shuttle you along right up to the last word. Torres really knows how to write. Even if you've never been on a ship, read this book -- you'll like it.
Malcolm Torres absolutely crushes it with this modern day salty sea story. It was a fast read, and I will read the next book in the series on Amazon called The Pirate. At the end of 64Days there is a free chapter of another book Sailors Take Warning. I will read that too for sure.
Really motivated me to get started marketing my ebook. With all the social networks today connecting with readers is easier than ever. What this book made me realize is that I have to get started marketing now.
The flight deck of an aircraft carrier comes to life in this story. The machinery, the jets, the workers and the danger (bombs, jet fuel, aircraft landing and taking off and the risk of crash or fire) is intense in every scene. But that's not all, because this story has a good main character who I really liked from the first paragraph to the last. All together very will written I must say.
I can only wonder who this author is, because this story reads with a great deal of authenticity. It is a salty sea story about Navy pilots in WWII fighting the Japanese in the skies over the Pacific Ocean. The writing is hard core and edgy. I really thought I was there with the rough sailors. Also the story includes a mysterious element that really picked up the plot and added some excitement.
Well written, good message, a call to action. I didn't fully get the connection between the title (The Bard from the Sea) and the content of the poem, I was expecting more of a sea story or wise sailor telling of journeys, but I suppose this is a voice calling to humanity from the infinite, a poem of warning.
A good writer friend of mine told me about this book, he said he wrote a 5-star review on it because it really rocked his sox. He sent me a link to this book of poems and told me I'd like it as well. And I do like it. There are some very very dark messages here but they serve to highlight the many ways in which simple nature's has redeeming qualities. Mixed into all the angst (angst that is beautifully described), mixed into the detailed suffering and depression (that I found so lurid and morbid) there is sunlight, rain, grass, night and flower gardens. I'm going to tell others in our little literary group about this book. It's got the makings of cult classic among those who like dark poems.
Saw this for free on G+ and decided to give it a try. It has a fast pace and perfect characters. Had me laughing at the unusual situations. I liked what one reviewer said, "Truth is that not all these Coast Guard officers and DEA agents are squeaky clean like you might think." Strongly recommended if you like a crime thriller.