3 out of 4 stars
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Quantum entanglement can be defined as the phenomenon of the interaction of particles in such a way that their fundamental state cannot be described independently of each other. It is not affected by the distance between them and is the heart of all physical phenomena of the universe. Entanglement - Quantum and Otherwise by John K. Danenbarger brings together this basic principle of physics and the drudgery that is human life.
This is a story of several characters, who do not seem to be connected, but in a complex twist of fate and the universe playing its games, become inseparable. When crimes, murders, and serial killers are thrown into the mix, it becomes a literary crime story that keeps the reader on the edge, guessing what will come next. This is a story of the mysterious ways in which the universe works, how our past actions always catch up to us and how life always comes a full circle. We see how self-awareness and accepting oneself for who we are is essential for us to survive in society.
There are several aspects of the book I liked, the first being the highly accurate description of how generational trauma is passed down from parents to children, and if not addressed properly can accumulate and give rise to extremely concerning issues. In addition to this, the story is structured in an engaging manner, which makes it a smooth read. This is extremely essential as the book deals with multiple characters, and if not well spaced out, could get tedious to read. Furthermore, the story covers a span of more than 50 years within 400 pages, while running its own course and not feeling rushed, a feat which must be applauded.
I did not find any downsides to the book except for one, which is the narrative. The various characters and shifting points of view take a little getting used to at the beginning of the book, but the reader gets into the flow soon.
This book has been exceptionally well-edited, and I have not found a single error, grammatical or otherwise across its 400 pages.
I rate John K. Danenbarger’s Entanglement - Quantum and Otherwise 3 out of 4 stars. The gripping storyline, the realistic, flawed characters, and the crime aspect of it make it a compelling read. A smoother introduction to the storyline and characters would have been appreciated, which causes me to deduct one star.
This book is suitable for readers of ages 18 and above as it contains sensitive themes that would be unsuitable for younger readers. Readers who enjoy books of the literary fiction and literary crime genres, and who are not fazed by descriptions of violence and intimacy will find this an excellent read.
Entanglement - Quantum and Otherwise
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