Review of Entanglement - Quantum and Otherwise

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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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There are times in our lives that define us. Better yet, sometimes we feel as though we have been hit by a tornado. Such is the case for me in this gripping and complex story.

This compelling tale begins with a lady named Geena. Some may see her as the de facto main character; others Beth, or Joe. For some, there is none. Geena is in her office, seemingly waiting for the white patch of snow on her desk to melt. Really? But wait, could it be the storm in her head? At first, she stares dispassionately at the letter from Joe, and the visible words that inform her that her father is dead. Why would her mother’s friend of many years suddenly write her? Why does his letter stir such strong feelings in her, or what? Is it connected to the message conveyed? In any case, why did Geena always wish her father could kill himself? Who are these people? Why the resentment? So many lies. Is the message telepathic? One needs to delve deeper into the book to get answers.

Thereafter, the story takes a different turn. Geena decides to find out the truth or die trying. In her mind, only the truth will set her free, and enable her find meaning in life. This decision catapults into a series of actions. The story rotates between periods in time, places and generations. Then the knock on the door. Will she find answers, or be disillusioned?

With Entanglement - Quantum and Otherwise, John K Danenbarger appends his name to the list of great authors. He writes a dark tale; woven in an abstract manner. The story depicts a web of life; mingled and sewn, with the good and bad intertwined. Perhaps more of the bad? The characters are cleverly portrayed. He demonstrates their entanglements or otherwise. These range from, but are not limited to; intrigue, murder, dalliance, mix-ups, fibs, and very funny and strange attachments. Mistaken identities result into weird and peculiar incidences. I found this relatable, with many lessons to learn.

I like the sly, irritating but amusing humor, and the use of some poetry and symbolism. What is John trying to tell us? What gives? Do we see an element of Mental Health issues, or family dynamics? Although the author does not necessarily draw attention to a single character, he still binds them somehow. To the author, they are like a quantum wave and affect one another, even from a distance. In and out, and all over each other’s lives. A generally dysfunctional group of individuals. How do they correlate? So much adventure, craziness, and wickedness, yet so captivating. Did I just say love? Okay, different types. Are you not curious?

I rate the book 3 out of 4 stars. I know this may come as a surprise given my accolades above. I love the book; I find nothing wrong with it. It is exceptionally well edited, with few profanities. If I had a chance, I would rate it nearer four stars. However, some characters, relating to science, need to be further espoused. In reference to the “otherwise” one must assume that this is philosophical. Could it be destiny or freedom of choice? A chapter or two on these topics, including the Professors, despite their rather interesting lifestyles, would have quenched my thirst.

I recommend the book to those who love thrillers, crime stories and mysteries. To scientists and psychologists. I don’t recommend it to the faint of heart; It is quite intense. To those who want to enjoy a good book and task their brains at the same time, this is the deal. Thank you.

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Post by Ruth Frances A »

That is so true. This is depicted several times in the book. Each time someone got in touch, not necessarily by letter, there was an impact.
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