Entanglement: Quantum + Otherwise

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This is a complicated exercise in storytelling for which I must admit I am not quite the right reader.  I was drawn to the synopsis and the idea;  the actual story itself kept losing me.  To be honest, I kept putting it down and for me, that is often the kiss of death.  I picked it up again and again but I never was able to immerse myself in the tale.  I love the idea of different time periods and one ill-fated family.  I wasn’t drawn to any of the characters and the big reveals about them, therefore, offered no great impact.  This book will find devoted readers:  those who love wry descriptions, offbeat relationships and sly humor.  I received my copy from the publisher through NetGalley.
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A surprisingly fun story to follow. It was a little less science, and more heart than I expected. There is laid out a cast of imperfect people spanning generations, and you see how their lives intersect.  The invisible, sometimes almost visible thread that binds them.  All and all I will give it out of 5 Stars a 3.75. I will round it up to 4 as I really was caught off guard by the characters I rooted for, the shock of loss, and the yearning for connections some went to hear lengths to get, or be rejected. I honestly thought it would delve more into multiverse more than the scratches it gave. But, the future is important. ;)  It's a good book to get lost in, if you can handle the time jumps. They all mean something, and none of it is inconsequential.
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There were parts of this book that I found fascinating but I just could not finish it.  Perhaps I am too old but I just kept getting confused about the characters, the plot.......Sorry.  I like the writing and the descriptions were great but I just could not follow it...I tried!!
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Quantum entanglement seems to be a concept that few understand, but that many are trying to use as a metaphor.  Danenberger describes a number of people whose lives are entangled, though they don’t know it.  It’s a little difficult to follow at first, but eventually the stories of children abused and separated, of good people helping others both in Maine and the island of Jamaica, and lives lived badly come together.
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This is kind of novel that makes me really admire the author for his creativity and imagination. Great premise told in a very interesting way. Highly recommended.

I really appreciate the advanced copy for review!!
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This did not download.. unreadable. An error has occurred. Just adding letters to meet the minimum. Silly rule.
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A well done novel concerning the cause and effect of one generation's actions on the people coming after them.  The book is populated by eight flawed characters living their lives in ensuing times with their thoughts, deeds and actions having direct effect on others.  The story starts out with a collision between a Volvo and a Pickup truck.  The action erases two important scientific discoveries.  Events stemming from the accident creates a chain of events involving people somehow tied to those that took part in the crash.
     The reader is led from person to person, event to event in a novel carefully planned to follow the sequence laid out by Mr Danenbarger.  The process is cumulative what happens to whom and how does it effect the other principals in the book.  Quite well done and an engrossing read highlighting the author's work.
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An exceedingly good premise - weaving a number of lives together in a very intricate way. We first learn of Beth and Joe. From there we go to Bermuda where Beth is literally shipped out from Bangor, Maine. This story is about a number of people - some more down in luck than others - who interact with each other in the most amusing and surprising ways. 

Although this does not detract from the illusions made by the other stories, the.truck/car crash is an important event as are the nautical overtures.These same people continue to become intertwined with each other's lives: and in a most fantastical (and interesting) way. 
 
Throw in a little sci-fi and science and you have a novel of suspense and intrigue. The book is a bit lengthy but it does pack a lot in!

My thanks to StormBlock Publishing and NetGalley for a fun and innovative adventure!
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