3 out of 4 stars
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It is known that any physical entity that participates in an interaction can be classified as a Quantum, even the bare minimum. John K. Danenbarger's novel Entanglement Quantum and Others is an engaging, yet dense work that dives into the past, present, and future of various characters, as well as how their lives are mysteriously entwined together. The reader is taken on a ride filled with unexpected revelations, mind-bending plots, and complex family relations.
In the story, Geena, the main character, receives an unusual letter from an old friend of her mother's. She reads out the letter that her father is dead. After the following point, A jump in history takes us to Beth, Geena's mother, who is still in her teens and struggling to overcome her life's hardships as an addict and prostitute. As a result, she meets Joe TInk, her saviour, a stranger who agrees to assist Beth to get out of her predicament. The author then gradually unravels the lives of other individuals, each chapter transitioning between distinct personalities, going back and forth in time, evoking each viewpoint and revealing the internal and external struggles faced by the characters. The themes of friendship, love, revenge, and betrayal are explored throughout this book and hence surprises the reader in unusual ways.
Overall, the book takes the viewers on a spiralling adventure through the twists and turns, rising and the falling relationship between the characters. The dialogues are exceptionally well written and a sense of humour is thrown into the mix. However, I thought this book was quite lengthy and confusing at times with several characters at play, sudden changes in the timeline, and strange events that take place. To follow the story I had to reread the chapters because I kept getting lost.
Finally, the novel Entanglement-Quantum and Others is a fantastic work with no flaws to be found because it has been thoroughly edited. This novel is recommended to mature readers who enjoy crime, thrillers and family mysteries. I rate this book 3 out of 4 stars.
Entanglement - Quantum and Otherwise
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