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Post by Jgideon » 17 Dec 2018, 02:23

[Following is an official review of ""The Eleventh Commandment; Dr. David Trucker"" by David W. Florence, M.D..]
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4 out of 4 stars
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When Dr. David was six years old, a certain man who had become bothersome to his parents was murdered. The man’s body was found floating on Cuyahoga River in Ohio. As a young boy, he was curious about his parents’ reaction to the murder. However, his parents showed no concern. They had an idea about who had done it and everything seemed to work to their favor. What mattered most to them was that the man would not bother them anymore. David learned that bad things happen to bad people. From this lesson, he came up with The Eleventh Commandment. Well, you will have to read the book to know what the commandment states. Throughout the book, the author gives events that made him evoke the eleventh commandment to ease his mind. For instance, he witnessed Luke, a police officer, shoot a burglar who attempted to steal from a cashier. The thief died on the spot.

The author is 87 years old. In the book, he gives a series of events from his childhood, his career as a medical doctor, and other experiences in his personal life. However, this is not a memoir. He warns the reader that “some of the details in this book are completely factual, some are embellished, and some have an element of sheer fabrication.” Fortunately, I was able to figure out most of the real events from the fabricated ones.

I enjoyed the author’s style of writing. It is simple and easy to understand. He made the right choice of words when painting the scenes in the book. For instance, the scenes that were in his line of work as a physician were easy to understand since he did not use heavy medical terms. Another notable feature of the author’s creativity is the use of poetic words. He even wrote a poem to help the reader figure out whether he was able to attain true happiness after achieving tremendous success in his career. It was epic.

As an individual who witnessed the events of the Second World War, he did not disappoint in providing helpful historical facts about the war. Do you know how long it took to assemble a fighter jet during that time? You will be surprised to know the exact number of days from the author’s first-hand experience.

I also enjoyed the humor notes that the author has sprinkled all over the book. I could not help but laugh at some of the humorous scenes that the author wrote in the book. One of such scenes was when he became a nervous wreck while attending to Elizabeth Taylor. He forgot to place the earpieces of his stethoscope in his ears as he examined her chest. That had me cracking my ribs with laughter for quite a while.

The only downside of the book came towards the end. The author described his encounter with Mother Teresa. Apparently, Mother Teresa gave him “three little words” that he was to recite on a daily basis. I was curious to know what the “three little words” were. Unfortunately, the author did not give them in the book. Overall, I give The Eleventh Commandment by Dr. David Trucker 4 out of 4 stars. I really enjoyed reading it. The book is professionally edited. I only noted one error. I recommend it to people who have difficulties in coming to terms with the bad things that happen to bad people. I have to warn the reader that the book contains some gory scenes of murders, accidents, and suicide cases.

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Post by kandscreeley » 18 Dec 2018, 09:03

It does seem like there's quite a bit of humor sprinkled throughout this, which would make the book more enjoyable. I still don't think it's one I would enjoy. So, in spite of your stellar review, I think I'm going to pass. Thanks, though.
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Post by Ice dragon » 18 Dec 2018, 14:08

Sounds intriguing! The author has certainly lived a very interesting life. I love reading first-hand accounts of WW2, as the living accounts are becoming lost to just memories in my generation.

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Post by Kibetious » 18 Dec 2018, 16:05

Quite an enthralling review. Although I will not support what the commandment states especially when it comes to the medical war and also based on what I have heard and witnessed. I hope the commandment does not apply to all because how could this be said of those who are suffering at the hands of oppressors?
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Post by JOSEPH JONES INKUM » 18 Dec 2018, 20:27

In what era he come to existence. Let think about the first revolution and link up to the Author age now with the country he found his in at the age of 6 and his level of IQ that time. It speaks deep and high think Dr. Check it will.

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Post by okikiflutist » 18 Dec 2018, 22:55

:tiphat: Historically event and scene considered to be compared with current living, think of this to be fully expose in the book

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Post by KADIRISALIFU » 19 Dec 2018, 08:18

I love the auhors stylish ways of writing look interesting &easy to understand ,DR DAVID TRUCKER is a good writer also creative in using poetic words i am very impressed in the authors work thank you .excellent review.

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Post by Mr Benji » 19 Dec 2018, 10:46

Indeed, the author has a unique style of writing.

Because he was able to use a tone of humour even in such a story filled with saddening events.

And it's great to know that only one grammar error was found. It deserved the rating.

Thank you for the review.
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Post by teacherjh » 21 Dec 2018, 16:55

Interesting review. It makes me think of "you reap what you sow" which is the Biblical equivalent of karma.

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Post by chironwolf52 » 23 Dec 2018, 10:41

This sounds like a book worth reading. However, I will pass due to the overall tone of the book. I'm glad the author, at 87, is able to make sense of his life and express it well for posterity.

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Post by Sweet Psamy » 11 Jan 2019, 11:04

I perceive this author is very creative. I'm curious, what could be the eleventh commandment? I think I may read this book because of this.

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