One Man’s Purpose by Stephen D. Senturia

• R E V I E W •

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 in 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 • D A T E : November 2015 

P U B L I S H E R: Friesen Press

I S B N:  9781460274699

Literary 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.

I received a copy via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 

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