Msh Davis

Chapter 1 of The Ship With Red Hair kept me on edge the whole time I read it.  I felt like I was right there alongside the main character, learning about all his training,the different type ships and hoping he did not make a mistake -- especially on the first day of his job as a Communications Officer.  

This masterpiece Chapter One is revetinig, suspenseful, exciting and most importantly -- steeped in reality.  The way the author carries the reader through the emotions, dialog and other acions of the main character is genius. I could not stop reading -- from the beginning to the end. I can't wait to find out what happens next in this world that I visualize is made up of the beauty of space as well as the ships that call this magnificent expanse their home.

Congratulations to the author, Derrick J. Hopkins, on a chapter that was not only well written -- but was engrossing as well.
I'm waiting in anticipation for the next excellent chapters.  Very well done!
Msh Davis
Chapter Two of The Ship with Red Hair continues the suspenseful saga from Chapter One about the new Communications Officer who is in training and the ensuing exciting events.  In this chapter there is an unexpected turn as he is chosen to attend a Fleet Conference -- to his dismay and astonishment. Not only is the storyline different than any I've read before, but I can actally envision the young Communications Officer becoming excited at first with his new assignment; however, the question is -- will that excitment endure.  I enjoyed reading how the talented author, Derrick J. Hopkins, describes the happenings in Chapter Two with the distinct exchange one would imagine would transpire between a space ship's Communications Officer and his trainer.  The author takes us to the core of not only the dialog between the characters, but let us experience the resulting metaphors which in my opinion are genius.  Among the many favorable attributes, including the storyline, setting and the characters -- I was impressed with the analogies used by the author throughout including the importance of making important decisions (pun intended).This story is truly a work of literary genius. With each chapter another painting in words unfolds to not only reveal the exciting events happening in The Ship with Red Hair, but continues to show the writing of this author is beyond compare as he guides us creatively along the exciting adventures in The Ship with Red Hair.  Believe you me -- these are events where I want to have a seat -- front and center.  Keep up the excellent work! 
Msh Davis
When I read the previous chapters of The Ship with Red Hair, I was left wondering what is going to happen next.  This holds true for Chapter 3 which is even more engrossing and attention grabbing as the previous two chapters.  The creativity of this writing style is absolutely genius.  As you read the descriptions of the scenery, coupled with the realistic dialogue, you can actually visualize the characters as they meet and interact with each other for what may be the first of many conversations.  I could visualize the glowing beverages being served at the Fleet Conference as the story line continues about the happenings at this event.  The dialogue flows smoothly and naturally, just as if you were watching the characters talk to each other on a movie screen  or in real life for that matter -- when in actuality you are  reading the prose of the characters as depicted by the talented writer.  As I read the storyline, I could emphathize with the trainee who is anxious at being at his first FC, but somehow confident that he will do an excellent job that he was chosen for.  Suffice it to say, I anxiously await each chapter.  I can rest assured that the next chapters and this whole embodiment of literature work will be sure to impress.  To the writer, I would say keep up this magnificent work.  I happily await the next chapters as the exciting story of The Ship with Red Hair continues.  Thank you for this chapter and those previous.  They certainly were good, entertaining reads that should not be missed by anyone who recognizes and enjoys the imaginative ideas, thoughts, dialogue, action and more from the talented writer of The Ship with Red Hair. Onwards and upwards!
Hunter Red
Check out Chapter 3 of The Ship With Red Hair, an upcoming book by Derrick Hopkins. I'm looking forward to seeing how this story further develops, as well as one day getting this tale in my hands.
Mpearson42
An intriguing setting. I'm intensely curious where the story will go.