Review of Entanglement - Quantum and Otherwise

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Nawaal Nylstroom
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Review of Entanglement - Quantum and Otherwise

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[Following is a volunteer review of "Entanglement - Quantum and Otherwise" by John K Danenbarger.]
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3 out of 4 stars
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Entanglement - Quantum and Otherwise by John K Danenbarger, is a mystery crime novel which relates people whose lives entangle by mere coincidence and by the flawed lives they live. The novel is written in different time periods, with several main characters. The novel kicks off at present time with one of the leading main characters Beth’s daughter Geena, who receives a letter from a family friend Joe with news that her father has passed away. The story that follows after includes a series of time frames, in which each character is introduced and how they fit into each other’s lives.

The positive aspects of the book were how well the characters are written and how one can relate to the trauma they face. Some of the characters commit crude crimes such as murder, but a softer human side to them is also revealed. The story tells a tale to how humans go through extraordinary circumstances, but somehow still makes an eventful positive life for themselves. One of the main characters Beth, is shown as a broken ex-prostitute with a drug addiction in the earlier chapters, but her will to survive and to become a better version of herself can be strongly felt as her character developed through later time frames. The book introduces more than one person as the main character, with each chapter labelled by the respective character’s name. This is something that brings a more sense of reality as the story can be seen from different points of view.

Aspects of the book that was unlikeable could be how the time frames in which the book takes place were not linear, therefore it brought forth confusion at times. Some characters were also less included than others, such as Geena and Martin, and one would have liked to read more from their points of view.

The book provided minor editing errors and had a good structure overall. I rate Entanglement - Quantum and Otherwise by John K Danenbarger 3 out of 4 stars. I deduct a star due to some aspects of the book I did not enjoy, such as the non-linear time frame and the exclusion of some characters.

The proper audience for the book is for individuals preferably older than 18 years old, as this book can be cast as adult content. The book would also not be appropriate for people who is sensitive to acts of violence, murder and any sexual encounters in an unconventional way. However, people who enjoys a good crime novel and how flawed characters think in extraordinary situations would enjoy this novel.

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