This is interesting but mostly because it talks about one man's perspective aboard a submarine during the invasion by US Marines of Grenada. It reads like a paper written for a class in college. Thanks.
I love all stories about sailors and ships and submarines. Thanks for taking the time to write this biograhical story. I think this could be expanded into a much longer book with chapters. I'd be interested in hearing more about the author's experiences aboard submarines after completing training.
I was not expecting a story of such high quality. I was quite surprised by how well written and interesting this story is. Torres is a real author and a knowledgable US Navy sailor. This story gives us a great main character and a thrilling plot. I read it twice because there were so many parts that were well done. It happened so fast the first time I read it, I re-read it because I wanted to savor it.
This is a rare gem among the free books of poetry. Every one written with great images and lots of rhyming couplets. It reminded me of Medieval literature I read in college. Brought to mind many tales of the Knights of the Round Table, Norse Vikings, Romance of the Rose, El Sid. The tales told and images evoked spoke of great battles, heroic journeys, epic defeats, love affairs, mythical beasts and feasting with vikings / knights.
The first time I read this I thought it was a dreamscape sort of poem. There were many vivid images of fear and family life, hardship and powerful emotional sensations. When I got to the end it all made sense and I read it again. The second time I read it, it was even more powerful. Many images that seemed scary or weird the first time I read it, fit into the overall story the second time. There are many powerful themes throughout, a story told in a dreamline poem.
If you like vikings / game of thrones and poetry you'll like these poems. They are set in that time period and are all about barbarians fighting and drinking mead, hanging out in castles, going on quests.
Lots of praise for this story. It starts with a bang. I was hooked right away. The main character is a sailor who you love to hate and hate to love. He's the kind of conflicted young man who can carry a story because you keep getting to know him better. Almost every page had something satisfying, with some really nice writing, shocks, humor and surprises.
This book has some great episodes within the overall story. There are a lot of adventures and challenges in Alaska and on a ship off the coast. The main story is about one older guy trying to get some younger guys whipped into shape. There were many well written and fun events. Reads like a memoir or auto-biography of someone's experiences turned into fiction.
I read this one a long time ago but I remember it well because of it's originality. There's a squadron of aircraft battling over the Pacific during WWII and they encounter a new paranormal weapon developed by Japan. This is weird (really weird) but it is so well grounded in fact and history that it works. Especially these days with all the paranormal plots out there, this story is well worth a read.
This author gets an A for effort. There are some elements in this plot that are pulled together from distant corners, but somehow the author tries to make them work together. There are times when it seems to be set in the present and then all of a sudden it's set in the far future. Overall good effort but I think it could have been better if the plot and setting were developed into a truly future setting throughout the story.
The thing I liked most about this is I can easily imagine these people are like my craziest friends but only in more extreme situations. The action is totally reckless. It takes you over the edge of crime and violence, but the bonds of friendship and love are strong.