The Mariner's Ghost
on Oct. 24, 2012
Fantastic tale of the high sea and the King's Navy and the officers! Well written and a great read for Young Adults as well as Adults.
I look forward to more of this authors work in the future. With any luck he will continue with the adventures of young Midshipman John Terrell.
on June 24, 2016
Well I spent the last week reading Xperiment and Let me tell you I'm worn out! Not in a bad sense but the book exhausted all my senses, well the ones you can get while reading a well written novel. I say Novel because this isn't just a book it's an experience that in truth is hard to put into words that will do it justice.
Dan Skinner in his previous books has explored the innocence of First Love and heartbreak (Memorizing You,) Relationships gone haywire (The Price of Dick) and so many others I've yet to crack the covers. But with Xperiment the tone of the characters is totally different because these characters have many roads to travel and travel they do trust me.
The book begins slowly and builds so steadily that you aren't aware of how far you are into the book until your eyes are just too tired to go any further for the evening and your brain and emotions need rest.
I refuse to give away any spoilers because I myself so hate having to skim over reviews trying to avoid more than "I simply Loved it!"
Take your vitamins, drink plenty of water or tea you will need them. This book is a work of love from Mr. Skinner and it shows in his writing and how he weaves the tale. There was One moment I actually said "NO Dan! NO!" But I won't tell you why as you will just have to go on this journey with all of the characters to see where the story goes.
If you like Romance, Science Fiction and suspense "Xperiment" and give it a read!
Dirk Tales, The Book
on Dec. 12, 2016
I've loved everything that I have read to date written by Dan Skinner, HOWEVER I will say that "Dirk Tales, The Book" was seriously one of the funnest reads I have had in a long time.
Dan you've such a way with words that I just cannot find words to explain how much I feel when reading your work. Now with this book trying to figure out the split between Dirk, Doc and Dan had my head in a spin. Not that it really mattered because I couldn't decide whether I was going to prepare to snort water through my nose or snort in front of people while laughing.
Dirk, man you are one of the coolest guys you say it as it is for you anyway. I admire that. Oh and I have one heck of a story for you about an Australian I dated for awhile. If not for the age difference I'd think they must be from the same area or gene pool!
Are you looking for a read that is going to hook you right off the bat? Trust me this will do it.
on Jan. 29, 2017
Wow! Just Wow! Having a Theatre background led me to this book and let me tell you I devoured every sentence in the book. All of the explaination on "finding your character" and such was exellently written without being too complicated for someone who has never done theatre.
I loved the characters. Mason (well I saw much of myself in that character.) was young, not stunning but nice looking but with a heart.
Kevin the great looking professional actor who can pretty much have someone with just a look if he wanted to. Yet deep down there is so much more.
I cannot wait for Richard Taylor Pearson to write his next book.