Amazon Verified Purchase–@Book_Review_ (Tucson, Arizona)
It is a ‘coming of age’ book about a man with a dysfunctional upbringing who is determined to ‘do the right thing’ for others. I held my breath at times while reading this… I didn’t see many of the twists and turns coming! I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and I look forward to the next one by author Martin Crosbie.
Amazon Verified Purchase–Sharon Becker (NYC)
This is a wonderful book that will keep your heart engaged from the outset. The characters, the delicate weaving of the story, the beautifully described settings, the emotions of the main characters and the issues at stake in the plot are all superbly done.
Do not hesitate to buy and read this book. It is a first novel that seems like it’s from a mature writer with deep experience in writing and of life.
I picked up the book and could not put it down until the very last page.
The story is so well constructed and believable you wonder if it is the author’s real life story. I laughed about the invention of Brutus and the lot lizards. The book makes you laugh, cry, feel angry toward John and Rab but great joy for Heather and Emily.
Most of all it restores hope in mankind. Malcolm had a passion for doing the right thing despite his own personal cost, a good lesson for us all. This was a remarkable book … I look forward to the authors next one.
Amazon Verified Purchase–K. Adcock (Littleton, CO USA)
I found the composition extraordinarily accessible, and the character immediately sympathetic. He has a knack of revealing his inner thoughts and conflicts in a manner that is illuminating without being self-serving. I felt I learned something important about myself through his trials despite this is adventure you cannot put down: a great combination of story and significance. Just read it and see.
Amazon Verified Purchase–C. Weigel “Cathesper” (Dallas, TX)
It is almost impossible to believe this is a first time author. I haven’t read anything in a long, long time that has as many characters that I’ve loved, nor a story that has captivated my attention completely from beginning to end. This book is a gem and I can’t wait until his next novel comes out this year.
Amazon Verified Purchase–mantracker
What a great beauty of art. Solid, fascinating literary work. My Temporary Life by Martin Crosbie is a masterpiece. A well-thought out work conveyed by excellent writing, fantastic portrayal of the characters. I can read this over and over again.
My Temporary Life (Kindle Edition)-Lori L. Grubbs (Arkansas)
One of the best books I’ve ever read. I loved the characters because they seemed so real. This is a wonderful book!