Recent Reviews for Robert Humphrey
The Christmas Poodle (Book) - 6/12/2003 9:28:43 AM|
A must-have addition to the Christmas library
The story of Max, the Christmas Poodle, is a "feel good" book expressing the love and hope that is the heart of the Christmas message. Mr. Humphrey deserves our gratitude for sharing this lovely book with us. It will definitely be a book our family reads every year to reinforce the true meaning of Christmas.
The Christmas Poodle (Book) - 12/5/2002 7:20:32 PM
Beautiful story! Every copy should come with it's own box of tissues because you are going to need them. I thoroughly enjoyed Mr. Humphrey's Christmas offering. It certainly is a departure from his first novel, but this sweet story deserves to be read over and over again. I agree that it has the potential to be a future holiday classic.
The Christmas Poodle (Book) - 11/30/2002 8:40:26 PM
I received an advance copy of this little book and wondered why anyone would write yet another Christmas story. I was hooked midway through the first chapter. Humphrey captured my heart with his characters and by the end of this too short story, I was filled with every possible emotion. Masterfully told, The Christmas Poodle should be a feature film. It is destined to be a holiday classic for future generations. Thank you, Robert, for allowing me to be one of the first to meet the incomparable Maximus!
The Mendelian Threshold (Book) - 12/21/2001 11:43:03 PM
This book offers a unique perspective on the hot subject of human cloning. THE MENDELIAN THRESHOLD takes the reader beyond the current debate of ethics and possibilities to a setting where whole human cloning has been attained. More importantly, the story presents a horrific potential for abuse of such technology. As we all continue to depend on science for new answers in treating disease, it's science fiction writers like Robert Humphrey that remind us to keep vigil on what those in positions of power might do with new biotechnology. THE MENDELIAN THRESHOLD also tells its tale in a fun, fast style. This one gives me what I look for in my reading: fresh ideas presented with characters and plot that take me along on their journey.
The Mendelian Threshold (Book) - 12/21/2001 11:37:43 PM
Reviewer: Margaret Moseley, author
Whoa....not only does THE MENDELIAN THRESHOLD deliver on suspense and adventure, it provokes the critical question of ethics in the controversial technology of human cloning. In his debut novel, Robert Humphrey lays out the options of the future questions about the duplicating process that will be addressed in courts and on television for decades to come. THE MENDELIAN THRESHOLD is an entertaining, well-written forum to entice readers to think of the future of cloning in both personal and global terms.
The Mendelian Threshold (Book) - 12/21/2001 11:33:17 PM
AN EXCELLENT READ AND SPELLBINDING NOVEL
Reviewer: Silvia Richardson-Wallis (Writer/Editor/Reviewer)
With his debut novel, The Mendelian Threshold, Robert Humprhey succeeds in doing what many first-time authors fail to do; draw the reader in and keep him/her hooked from the "In-Your-Face" opening to the spellbinding end. Humphrey's ability to weave intrigue with romance, tension, and humor makes this the kind of read which calls for an encore presentation. His Mulligan Stew of characters springs to life in such a manner, one almost feels like part of the story. As their lives mesh and secrets unfold, one can't help but cheer on the lovable Nick Hoskins and his cohorts in making the world a better place. I thoroughly enjoyed reading The Mendelian Threshold and applaud Mr. Humphrey's great talent as a master storyteller.
The Mendelian Threshold (Book) - 12/21/2001 11:27:51 PM
THE MENDELIAN THRESHOLD
Gripping Tale of Human Emotions and of Science Run Amok.
Investigative reporter Nick Hoskins has about as many good stories as he does dashed hopes under his belt. Then he stumbles upon the story that could make his career: a family of perfect human clones living in his hometown. But they're not the only ones. There are more clones scattered across the globe, and they're in mortal danger. In order to obtain what could prove to be an earthshaking exclusive, not to mention a Pulitzer Prize, Nick must first put his own life on the line. As he engages in a desperate international search to save the "next generation" of clones, he finds that he's falling in love with the woman of his dreams - a beautiful clone by the name of Celeste.
The Mendelian Threshold is a gripping tale of human emotions and of science run amok. It brings the reader face-to-face with issues that transcend death, and the sometimes-wonderful, sometimes-horrible scientific discoveries that will challenge us all in the near future. And, finally, it is the story of a love that frees the spirit.
Author, Robert Humphrey, has written a morality play in the best sense of those words. He doesn't pause in the middle of the story to hammer home his point, but, rather, he keeps the action going and is satisfied to leave it to readers to examine what is important within in their world and in the world at large.
Word is, the motion picture, television and visual rights on this book have been optioned. That makes sense because this is the kind of "good versus evil" story that always translates well on film. So ... see ya at the movies!
The Mendelian Threshold (Book) - 12/21/2001 11:20:49 PM
I bought The Mendelian Threshold because I needed something interesting for a book report assignment. I started reading it that same evening and couldn't put it down until I finished it shortly after midnight. Not many stories can keep me awake thinking about them but this one did. I strongly recommend this book to anyone, but especially to high school students. Mr. Humphrey speaks directly to our generation about the most controversial subject we will face...human cloning. His characters are awesome, the story is awesome, and I can't wait for his next book. By the way, I got an A on my report and my teacher went out and bought the book. That should speak for itself.
A Writer Contemplates (Article) - 5/6/2009 12:42:23 PM
I also let my stories tell themselves. If I had to prepare an outline I simply would not write.
Second Morning (Poetry) - 10/2/2005 1:25:16 PM
amen..amen and AMEN!!!!! Thank you for this beautiful work..
The Reunion (Poetry) - 3/16/2004 4:21:14 AM
Compelling and beautifully emotive, enjoyed.
The Reunion (Poetry) - 3/16/2004 12:22:03 AM
Robert, I have no idea what "anaphora" is, but I liked the poem.
The Reunion (Poetry) - 3/14/2004 4:44:27 AM
i also like anaphora but in this poem it takes away the overall effect of the poem by its overkill ... try ommitting a few and the poems will flow much more effectively ... especially ay the end~ otherwise, it's a very good poem ...
The Reunion (Poetry) - 3/13/2004 9:28:22 AM
You make excellent use of anaphora. Hat's off to you for a lovely work.
Phantom Son (Poetry) - 6/12/2003 9:38:38 PM
Wow, that is absolutely beautiful. Lucky boy to have a neat, appreciative father like you.
Phantom Son (Poetry) - 6/12/2003 9:34:34 PM
I love these sentiments! excellant
Phantom Son (Poetry) - 6/12/2003 8:48:17 AM
Powerful words -- very moving.
Phantom Son (Poetry) - 6/12/2003 8:36:13 AM
"Has held at bay the peacefulness of a destiny not yet realized
In a hunger not satisfied,
And a thirst unquenchable"
Very well done.