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A transsexual scientist tries to cure her boyfriend's progressive blindness using gene therapy but fails to spot a real threat to her love.It is a short story (6600 words) written in a literary speculative fiction genre....

Title : Usher Syndrome
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ISBN : 9781476082400
Format Type : Kindle Edition
Number of Pages : 376 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Usher Syndrome Reviews

  • Olga
    2019-04-28 04:24

    The story was clever and I loved reading from the perspective of a transsexual. A homosexual young man, Ben, finds himself in a happy relationship with the hero, Agie, who has recently had a sex change operation. Woman or not, sexual and romantic attraction and the potential for happiness obviously stem from more complex criteria than a sex check. The confusion that homosexual and transsexual attraction can create (at least in spectators like their friend, Marina) is interesting, though the characters themselves do not at all seem confused about their emotions. I like that the story made this point.The relationships are touching and plot is dramatic, but I found much lacking in the writing style. It seemed at times unpolished and lacking the subtlety that was needed to create true sympathetic characters. Too much time was spent on how amazing Agie was just by Ben telling him so, which read like a teenager's first attempts at romantic writing. Other parts seemed a bit rushed through and left me dissatisfied and wishing for more depth and information. Despite this and the scientific subject, the story flows quite well and effortlessly. I enjoyed reading this story, and I would love to read more stories that feature unusual heroes like Agie. I love it that via digital self-publishing we now get access to stories like the Usher Syndrome.

  • Thomas McDermott
    2019-04-22 03:06

    I loved this story! It was one of the most unique stories I have read in years and I read it quickly without stopping as it is a short novella, and then I read it again immediately very slowly. The pace is fast, the story is so intriguing and the characters are unforgettable. I am glad there is a sequel as I miss these characters and the strangely wonderful world of love and science. This story is as simple as it is complex and the fast pace made it seem like quite a ride through genetics and the human heart. I loved this story!!!

  • Graham Kershaw
    2019-04-22 06:33

    This is a touching tale of love, and tragic friendship. It moves between hope and despair through the mediums of medical research and transsexual thoughts and feelings. Agie meets Ben and Marina, changing all their lives forever. The story gently builds into transsexual concerns and from there to illness and loss. It may be short but Usher Syndrome will leave you thinking.

  • Adri
    2019-04-24 02:24

    A unique story. Interesting characters, but I think the story and characters would benefit from a bit of fleshing out. Shows promise.

  • Michael Adam Reale
    2019-04-30 02:32

    True Love is Eternal What happens when a gay man with Usher Syndom named Ben meets an Oncology Researcher named Agie, a former gay man who is in the process of transitioning to female? An amazing tale of surprising forthright honesty, love and happeniss. As Ben's condition begins to deteriorate, Agie, with the help of a friend and fellow research scientist develop a new means of treatment. I wont go any further gecause i dont want to give away the ending. Grigory Ryzhakov has done a beautiful job in penning this novella. I will look for more from this author. I definitely recommend this short story. It pack a lot into a novelette.

  • Pavel VN
    2019-05-16 05:33

    The story was such a smooth and easy ride to follow and engage. And it had a twist to it. Which was pretty obvious, but worked as an excellent benefit to the story.It was my first story I read about a transgender person as the main character, and I think there are so many great stories can be told. The thing I loved about the story was that love has no gender.One can be the boy, or a girl, or transgender.

  • KVS
    2019-05-18 22:17

    This book is a rare gem. It defies understanding how in so few words one can say so much. If I were to express all I think and feel about this story, it would be much longer than the story itself. I'll say only one word instead - overwhelming.

  • Grigory Ryzhakov
    2019-05-11 04:19