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Montaro Caine ❰KINDLE❯ ❆ Montaro Caine Author Sidney Poitier – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk An inspirational first novel that blends elements of mystery science fiction and metaphysics by the beloved legendary and bestselling actor Sidney PoitierWhen a coin is found in a baby's hand the doct An inspirational first novel that blends elements of mystery science fiction and metaphysics by the beloved legendary and bestselling actor Sidney PoitierWhen a coin is found in a baby's hand the doctor who finds it sends it up to a lab at MIT where Montaro Caine a student does a work up on it and discovers it to be made of materials not known on Earth Caine never learns the owner's identity but two decades later as Caine now CEO of Fitzer Corp in New York City is facing the possibility of a hostile corporate takeover and experiencing family troubles a man and woman appear in his office bearing the coin The find sets off a battle of intrigue and suspense as scientists collectors and financiers all vie to get their hands on it But the coin and a second coin that appears is of value than mere monetary worth In this ambitious page turning novel the beloved actor Sidney Poitier takes us from New York to Europe to the Caribbean in an exploration of race faith and beyond all else the meaning of our lives on earth.

  • Hardcover
  • 320 pages
  • Montaro Caine
  • Sidney Poitier
  • English
  • 14 July 2015
  • 9780385531115

About the Author: Sidney Poitier

In Poitier became the first Bahamian to win an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in Lilies of the Field Poitier was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in .

10 thoughts on “Montaro Caine

  1. Stephanie Stephanie says:

    It's probably not fair to the author but when I picked up this novel by Sidney Poitier I was really hoping the protagonist would be somewhat like Mr Poitier Instead he was a white self made millionaire from Nebraska or Kansas? Maybe he was from Kansas and one of the other white self made millionaires was from Nebraska? There were several self made millionaires scattered aboutThe main characters were a bit too John Galt ish; you know the type hard core businessman who can play hardball with hard characters but has a hard line of hard ethics that he will not stray from under any hardshipThe story is rife with characters with names like Cordiss Krinkle yes and Kritzman Fritzbrauner Yet it is not a comedyI think something meaningful was supposed to happen in the end It involved long paragraphs about mysticism and science and how science is really mystical or maybe the other way around If you loved The Celestine Prophecy you might like this If you want to experience some of Sidney Poitier's panache and elegance skip this novel and watch one of his movies

  2. Kelly Kelly says:

    Disclosure time I recognized Sidney Poitier’s name when I started reading this book but I had no idea who he was Didn’t even know he was an actor Terrible I know considering his many accomplishments I guess I could use the excuse that he was before my time which he most certainly was but I think it’s good to know a little bit about the culture of many decades not just my own This is especially important becausewell have you seen some of the swill this generation has produced? I’m glad that reading Poitier’s first novel gave me the opportunity to learn a bit about him AlsoI know age doesn’t terribly matter but I find it vastly admirable that he decided to pursue this new avenue in such a late season of his life I hope that I don’t spend my later years resigned to “doing what I’ve always done” and am brave enough to venture out and do anything that I haven’t gotten around to yetAnyway About the book Montaro Caine is about the title character and his search to discover the origins of two mysterious coins The elemental composition of these coins is unlike anything he has ever seen before and he uickly becomes absorbed in a uest to uncover as much information about them as he can Fortunately for him he is the CEO of a company whose resources are at his disposal As murmurings about these strange coins reach other scientists collectors and thieves everyone wants to get their hands on them What follows is a story of intrigue deception and suspense with a dash of family struggles and personal growthThere are many great things about this book For starters Montaro Caine is a great protagonist because he isn’t perfect but he is noble I enjoyed watching him figure out his place in the world The writing is clean and efficient Also Poitier is a good storyteller there are so many characters in this novel and their stories intertwine so often that it has the potential to become dizzying and confusing But it doesn’t; Poitier manages his web masterfully Transitions between scenes and locations are smooth and it’s fairly easy to keep everyone straight This is no easy feat Also although the book is very slow to start once the action picks up it flows right along and sweeps the reader up in its swift current I couldn’t wait to find out what would happen nextOkay negative time I didn’t do this on purpose I swear but my complaint with this book is exactly the same as my primary complaint with the last book I reviewed Something Wicked This Way Comes it gets too teachy and preachy for me I love it when good prevails but I hate having to be told “Good is winning over evil Do you see? These characters are coming out ahead because they are good And they have love And integrity of intention” I’d rather an implicit moral than an explicit oneThat being said I still think this book is worth a read It’s good I just wanted a stronger ending

  3. Jen Jen says:

    Montaro Caine from Net GalleyRandom House is due out May 7 2013 Description from A baby is born with a coin in her hand An orphan crafts a mysterious wooden object The CEO of a large corporation finds himself under extraordinary pressure at work and at home And on a remote hilltop on a Caribbean island a medicine man seems to understand the meaning of all of these events and to hold the key to the futureSidney Poitier the respected actor and director now in his eighties has turned his hand to writing fiction and because Poitier is an actor whose works I've always admired and appreciated I had to try this book I liked it and some of the philosophy behind the work seems in keeping with my image of Poitier intelligence integrity wide ranging interests and a strong sense of belief in oneself and personal responsibilityThe book is unsurprisingly well written and is an intriguing mix of philosophy and metaphysical science fiction with a decidedly optimistic faith in both science and humanity I'm not uite sure of how to describe it but it held my interest I'm now determined to read his autobiographical worksFictionScience Fiction May 2013 Print Version 320 pages

  4. Leah Leah says:

    Sidney Poitier can do no wrong Here in his first novel he gives the reader an intriguing tale of sci fi literary fiction uestions of who we are and what our place is—not just in the world but in the universe—are explored in Montaro Caine Montaro is a successful businessman drawn into the mystery of two coins found in the hands of newborn babies The coins are unlike anything else on earth and have properties that are as miraculous as they are inexplicable The babies who held them now adults business rivals lawyers doctors collectors con men and even a miracle healer are all connected to these coins and their fate Poitier writes elegantly weaving the lives of his disparate characters together using the science and perhaps even magic of the coins And there is a visual style to the words that makes it easy to see how well this book would transition to film—the result no doubt of Poitier's long and distinguished career as an actor And there are uestions left at the book's end as there would be in real like leaving the reader satisfied in some ways and yet with something to think about too just as the characters are

  5. Josh Josh says:

    Spoiler alert This review does contain spoilers so beware A novel of mystery that intertwines science fiction with metaphysics penned by actor Sidney PoitierMontaro Caine the CEO of Fitzer Corp has been perplexed with the uniue properties of a rare coin for decades Twenty years prior the coin mysteriously appeared in the hands of a newborn baby and ultimately found its way to the young graduate student Montaro Caine The young Montaro uickly discovered the strange unearthly properties before having it removed by its unnamed benefactorFast forward twenty years and follow Montaro through Europe and the Carribean in search of now two famous coins that could perhaps unlock the secrets of an alien race or destroy our ancestral oneWhile the novel has colorful characters and a well written narrative I felt that this book belonged as a small chapter in a bigger story I would have loved to jump into the future and see what it is Montaro and gang were able to do with the gifts of the coins Or perhaps through the alien technology had at least been given a glimpse of their past and final destruction I guess too much mystery and not enough meat and potatoesI received a copy of this book from the publisher for my un biased and honest review

  6. Gloria Cangahuala Gloria Cangahuala says:

    Academy Award winning actordirector Sidney Poitier's debut novel is one filled with mystery magic and wonder Delving into the depths of what it means to be a human being including our inherent flaws Poitier introduces the reader to a wide cast of characters each with their own problems each with their own agendas The characters' lives intersect and interweave all connected by mysterious coins What is the meaning of the coins and what role do they play in the lives of the characters and in the future of mankind on Earth? Poitier's novel at times moves at a good clip at other times at a leisurely pace Although never to the point of being so engrossing that I couldn't put it down I did find the premise intriguing and Poitier's writing elegant and poetic and a pleasure to read There wasn't as much of a climactic ending as I would have liked but that in and of itself is a reflection of human nature which is what this book was really all about

  7. Garrett Garrett says:

    A weird and sometimes enthralling but solidly entertaining experiment of a novel that attempts to meld the worlds of the mundanely practical with the cosmic in the same was as the Jodie Foster movie Contact The book is in part dedicated to Carl Sagan and owes a lot to his potentialist view of things but sometimes doesn't really effectively fuse the two or stories it tries to be Some loose ends are left and some left deliberately but ultimately if one keeps an open mind one won't be sorry about reading Sidney Poitier's debut novel It is fun and soap operatically epic with a wide ranging geography multiple characters and attempt to bridge widely disparate story elements

  8. ANg ANg says:

    The premise was interesting The actual writing style was a nice easy ride BUT way to many characters that were underdeveloped too many subplots and the ending was disapointing Two uniue coins are discovered valuable in that they are not from this universe and they seem to be alive Of course there are several parties interested in the coinThere lies the mystery the coins where did they come from who owns them and ultimately what will others do to own them So a generous 2 stars a seuel might be interesting just to learn the path of the coin and the universe that it represents

  9. Mary Mary says:

    This book was a good try for a first novel It started out well a page turner and I mentioned to my husband that I was hoping it would not disintegrate later on Well the disintegration started in the last uarter of the book when Montaro Caine started giving long drawn out speeches on how to save mankind Why do authors feel they need to resort to speeches to get their message across? Very boring and a little condescending I ended up skimming the speech and was happy that the book was finished I would say read the book but beware

  10. Jennifer Kay Jennifer Kay says:

    My AP review of Montaro Caine Poitier's novel may carry a heartfelt message about the potential for good within each one of us but 'Montaro Caine' doesn't live up to its potential

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