4 out of 4 stars
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Everyone has a past. When we hear stories from our friends and family, they often neglect to tell us about all of the skeletons in their closets. That doesn’t mean they aren’t there. Entanglement - Quantum and Otherwise by John K. Danenbarger delves deep into the lives of eight characters who are all connected through a tangled web of love, murder, and chance encounters. These characters include a young girl who works as a prostitute, a quantum physics professor at MIT, a murderous cop, and a gay male stripper who loves to read to escape reality. Over the course of the novel, their secrets and scars are laid bare. From childhood to old age, no part of their story is left untold.
I really enjoyed this book. This book was character-driven, and I thought that the characters were excellent. The story followed eight main characters over several decades. I liked that there was no clear hero or villain in this story. Each character was unique and had their own dark history and secrets. I enjoyed following each character’s journey and eventually seeing how each of their stories was connected. One of my favorite characters in the story was Kevin, a police officer who was also a murderer. I found the contradictions in his personality intriguing. Like all of the other characters, Kevin was given a detailed backstory that helped show the reader how he became this person.
This is a book that you have to pay close attention to while reading. In the beginning, it was difficult to keep track of the different characters, places, and times. However, I would not consider this to be a negative aspect of the novel. Reading this book was like piecing together a puzzle. At first, it was hard to see how everything fit together, but eventually, it became clear. In my opinion, this was part of what made the story so enjoyable.
I have nothing negative to say about this book. It was well-written and professionally edited. Every character was well-developed and unique and discovering how each character was connected made for an interesting read. For these reasons, I would give this book a rating of 4 out of 4 stars.
I would recommend this book to adults who enjoy character-driven stories. This book does contain profanity, as well as some violence and sexual content, however, it is not overly graphic or explicit.
Entanglement - Quantum and Otherwise
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