Montaro Caine

Montaro Caine

Sidney Poitier / Jul 16, 2019

Montaro Caine An inspirational first novel that blends elements of mystery science fiction and metaphysics by the beloved legendary and bestselling actor Sidney Poitier When a coin is found in a baby s hand th

  • Title: Montaro Caine
  • Author: Sidney Poitier
  • ISBN: 9780385531115
  • Page: 169
  • Format: Hardcover
  • An inspirational first novel that blends elements of mystery, science fiction, and metaphysics by the beloved, legendary, and bestselling actor Sidney Poitier.When 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 neveAn inspirational first novel that blends elements of mystery, science fiction, and metaphysics by the beloved, legendary, and bestselling actor Sidney Poitier.When 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.

    Montaro Caine by Sidney Poitier Jan , Montaro Caine An inspirational first novel that blends elements of mystery, science fiction, and metaphysics by the beloved, legendary, and bestselling actor Sidney Poitier When 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 MONTARO CAINE by Sidney Poitier Kirkus Reviews It s an old story A parent or relative dies, and a young person is inspired to go into medicine to find a cure Not so, on the face of it, with Montaro Caine, Kansas City born, whose father departs the Montaro Caine A Novel Sidney Poitier Montaro Caine, CEO of a large mining corporation, has hit a rough spot Trouble in the field has made him an apt scapegoat for his company, while at home, his daughter faces legal troubles. Summary and reviews of Montaro Caine by Sidney Poitier Montaro Caine, CEO of the Fitzer Corporation, is losing control of the company he built just as his teenage daughter is experiencing her own difficulties At this moment of crisis, a man and woman appear at his office with a coin of unknown provenance, composed of a metal unknown on Earth. Montaro Caine A Novel by Sidney Poitier Reading Guide Montaro Caine, CEO of the Fitzer Corporation, is losing control of the company he built just as his teenage daughter is experiencing her own difficulties At this moment of crisis, a man and woman appear at his office with a coin of unknown provenance, composed of a metal unknown on Earth. Fiction Book Review Montaro Caine by Sidney Poitier Montaro Caine, , the beleaguered CEO of Fitzer Chemical Corporation, is staving off financial ruin and a hostile takeover when he meets Colette Beekman and Herman Freich, two prospective investors. Montaro Caine by Sidney Poitier PenguinRandomhouse Montaro Caine, CEO of the Fitzer Corporation, is losing control of the company he built just as his teenage daughter is experiencing her own difficulties At this moment of crisis, a man and woman appear at his office with a coin of unknown provenance, composed of a metal unknown on Earth.

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        In 1964, 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 2009.


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    1. 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 about.The main characters were a bit too John Galt-ish; you know the type, hard-core businessman who can play hardball w [...]


    2. 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 because…well, have you seen some of the swill this generation has produce [...]


    3. Montaro Caine from Net Galley/Random 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 future.Sidney Poitier, the respected actor and director now in his eighties, has turned hi [...]


    4. Spoiler alert. This review does contain spoilers so beware. A novel of mystery that intertwines science-fiction with metaphysics penned by actor Sidney Poitier.Montaro Caine, the CEO of Fitzer Corp. has been perplexed with the unique 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 quickly discovered the strange unearthly properties b [...]


    5. Sidney Poitier can do no wrong. Here in his first novel, he gives the reader an intriguing tale of sci-fi literary fiction. Questions 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 [...]


    6. Academy Award-winning actor/director 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 [...]


    7. 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 unique 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 coin.There 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 [...]


    8. 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 more) 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 b [...]


    9. 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 quarter 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 fini [...]


    10. Didn't know that Sidney Poitier was an author, but his first effort at fiction is good. The plot is a bit complicated, but it's different and holds your attention. I thought the ending could have been stronger.


    11. My AP review of "Montaro Caine" - bigstory.ap/article/poitie"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."



    12. I have, in the past, judged most books that I have read as pre- and post-Ishmael: An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit. Now, I feel as though my expectations have risen and books will now be judged as pre- and post-Montaro Caine: A Novel. Truly an inspiring and transcending novel, Sidney Poitier, whom I have loved since watching him in In The Heat Of The Night and To Sir With Love, has built for us a world that we live in now, but with new questions that we fear to ask ourselves. Many lives inter [...]


    13. Like several other reviewers, I first picked up this eARC from NetGalley because of the author's name. Sidney Poitier? Legend! That he can write as well as bring the written word to life through his emotions, was an absolute bonus for me.Stoked much?Montaro Caine is an interesting novel and I enjoyed reading it. The premise was interesting and the plot well executed. Two babies, born mere months apart, clutching golden coins in their hands - a secret known to very few, but significant to all. Co [...]


    14. I read this entire book in one sitting; literally could not put it down. I was pleasantly by surprised Sidney Poitier's writing. Everything about this book drew me in: the author himself; the characters, and the story. I didn't know what to expect as I primarily put this book on my reading list because I love Sidney Poitier in To Sir, With Love. To my surprise it was completely up my alley; an intriguing mix of suspense, betrayal, mysticism, metaphysics, travel across galaxies and time somewhat [...]


    15. Well, I was intrigued enough that Poitier had written a novel to want to read it, especially as I had really enjoyed both his memoirs. I found the novel interesting enough, but not at the same level as the memoirs. Here we have the title character as the CEO of a multinational mining/chemical company, although you get little sense of just what the company does. When Montaro was a child his father travelled to Washington, D.C. to work on a research project about into autistic people. On the retur [...]


    16. I liked this book, even if at the beginnig I was a little bit skeptical because I mean Sidney Poitier is one of the best actor ever, can he even write? At last it seemed so, the story is well written, the plot interesting and full of surprises and the charachters to remember so what can I ask more than that? A little less pages, that is all, but maybe that is always my problem with books, sometimes I think some of them have too many pages on them even if it was not so necessary.Mi é piaciuto qu [...]


    17. 21st Pick, February 2014 ~ Chosen by Nadine.Average rating was a 2.5/5 stars. Three members gave it 3.5 stars, the rest were 1-2.5 stars. It started with intrigue but ended very unsatisfying. Mary Ann was the only one who enjoyed the read overall. Everyone else felt very let down by the end. It could be interpreted as symbolism, of the divinity of mankind and humanity, or it could be a sci-fi/metaphysical mystery, but the story felt confused about which it wanted to be. It also felt like the edi [...]


    18. The unusual circumstances which occurred during the birth of two children some 26 years earlier, the curing of two people each with a terminal decease, a carving made by a young man representing something far beyond human imagination are all seemingly unrelated mysteries which could lead to momentous events and opportunities for the future of mankind."Montaro Caine", written by one of the most distinguished actors of our times, is not just a mystery or science fiction novel, but a tale which is [...]


    19. Montaro Caine: A Novel“Your Ears can See the Truth”, examines the author of Montaro Caine as the reader is enthralled on a journey that questions the notion “Sometimes what we hear isn't always what we see.” The mysteries of the universe are examined through two rare supernatural coins composed of metal unknown on Earth in this international suspense Sci-Fi thriller read. CEO Montaro Caine sets out to claim the coins to save his company. The coins draw the attention of thieves and scient [...]


    20. When I saw the name "Sidney Poitier" in the fiction section of the library, I couldn't believe my eyes. I knew that an actor writing fiction was nothing knew; Gene Hackman, James Franco, and many others have done his before. But Poitier's book was interesting mostly because of the title and cover. Sometimes, that's all it takes for me to read something.As for the actual book, the writing was solid in many parts, and in just as many places, it seemed wordy or didn't sound right to me. And the sto [...]


    21. Interesting characters and well-written narrative but what genre is this book? Terminal cancers cures by a Bahamian hermit coins composed of metals with unusual properties found in newborns hands savants with messages for people unknown to them corporate intrigue and sci-fi bits. Really the premise would make a great thriller but no action or thrills maybe it is a metaphysical mystery? Definitely contains much to ponder regarding humanity and the universe we live in and ultimately is a book of h [...]


    22. Sidney Poitier's "Montaro Caine" is a bit of several things. Dan Brown, Paulo Coelho, and touch of Carl Sagan are all in play.The book started out quite well. I was very intrigued with the plot as well as the ancillary stories. The protagonist, Montaro Caine was a character I could appreciate. There was much anticipation and intrigue in the first half of the book.Around the middle though I feel it lost its way. The "coincidences" to move the storyline along became frequent and in the end, the ph [...]


    23. Loved the dedication: "To my mother, Evelyn Poitier, whose knowledge of the universe was instictual. She could barely read or write, but she knewdTo Carl Sagan for introducing me to his many books about the cosmos, the Milky Way galaxy, and the universe at large.I am looking forward to seeing them again, in places yet unknown."The book is a mystical sci-fi mystery, that seemingly debates science or faith, which is (more) believable. It will definitely make you look at the universe differently!Th [...]


    24. I didn't care what Montaro Caine was about; I was going to read it because Sidney Poitier wrote it. This is a mystery/thriller meets sci-fi with aliens. Anyway, let me be clear that while this book did have a focus on the possibility of other life forms, there were no actual aliens in this book. It's the story of two coins that came into the world in the palm of newborn babies. And, they have other worldly qualities and their discovery opens up a whole host of ethical/scientific/monetary questio [...]


    25. Oh, God bless Sidney Poitier! His own personal life story is inspiring and humbling, and I imagine that if he is nearby, you can feel the presence of greatness. In print and video, he appears to be a wise and honest sage, always and still curious about the world around him rather than his own personal triumphs. He has imbued Montaro Caine, the main character of his first novel, with many of these gifts, but the challenges Caine faces include something more from the realm of sci-fi. There were a [...]


    26. I really enjoyed Sidney Poitier's memoir's and was curious to see how he is with his first work of fiction. Although I'm not a fan at all of science fiction, this book had very little science fiction backstory. Actually, I think it was a great story line, but two things kept me from giving this more than 3 stars. First of all, there were WAY too many characters. The story could have been told with about half the people. Secondly, the story could have been a lot shorter. It seemed to really drag [...]


    27. Mr Poitier's exceptional acting skills unfortunately do not translate into an exceptional novel. This book's imaginative story line of two babies being born miles apart with mysterious coins in their infant fists mixes great science with the always captivating idea of life elsewhere in the Universe. That the author was pals with the visionary Carl Sagan only furthered my sense of intrigue. Too bad that the entire thing got lost in an excess of disconnected details and subplot-lines. A person alm [...]


    28. This book has an interesting premise, but it's a bit of a mishmash. Is it fiction, sci-fi, philosophy, mythology? Sometimes a combination of all can work, but not in this case. While I am a fan of Mr. Poitier, his writing in this case suffers from his need to imbue it with his personal philosophy to the point where dialog becomes wholly unrealistic. Plus, the actions of the main character don't support the philosophy espoused. There are too many characters and tangential story lines, and you can [...]


    29. A good start, but boring at the endI really thought this would be better, because the story line was very different. About halfway thru I knew it wasn't going to happen so I struggled until I finished. The trouble was, I was expecting a good science fiction book, but it ended up being a sermon about working to save the future of mankind. The main character spent most of the book traveling around the world, quoting his grandfather, and neglecting his family. At this time his teenage daughter was [...]


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