August 27, 2016

One Man's Purpose by Stephen D. Senturia

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     There was nothing for me to relate to in the book. I'm not a man. I'm not a professor. I didn't pursue a higher education, and should I have, there wasn't a chance in hell I would have made it into a brilliant college like the one Mr. Quint teaches; the entire setting of the story was completely foreign. Nevertheless, I enjoyed the shit out of this novel. I became so immersed into Martin's life, that eventually, I didn't care that I couldn't relate. I found myself thinking about Martin Quint every time I stop reading. I wanted to see how it all turned out for him, and hoped through the book that he landed on his feet, not his ass.
     It's well written, which I expected, and shouldn't come as a surprise to any reader. The novel is littered with tons of technical terms; as a result, I feel a little smarter after reading this book. (Thank you, Professor Senturia.)
     In the end, I'm very happy I accepted the book to review. I didn't expect a story that would hold me, yet that is exactly what One Man's Purpose did.

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T I T L E: One Man's Purpose
A U T H O R: Stephen D. Senturia
P U B L I S H E R: Friesen Press
P U B L I S H--D A T E: November, 2015
I S B N: 9781460274699
Literary fiction, General fiction (adult)

Martin Quint, Professor of Electrical Engineering at the Cambridge Technology Institute, is at the top of his professional career. Beloved as a teacher and internationally lionized as a researcher, he enthusiastically embraces his academic overload. But with a baby on the way, a voyeuristic computer specialist posting things in public that shouldn't be, and a critical tenure case for a junior female colleague hanging by a thread, life throws more at Martin than he can juggle.