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“Entanglement-Quantum and Otherwise”

Reviews of my crime fiction novel Entanglement arrive daily so this page will be updated often. Each review report a rating in  stars, standardized as a 5-star system. If you want to read any of the reviews in full, just click the “Original Review” button in each outtake.

[Note: The outtakes are in no special order, but I’m listing all of them. One or two of the oldest reviews are not anymore available online.  Don’t know why. If you have questions, my email is Danenbarger at Gmail dot com.]

 

*****Saumya on Amazon: Entanglement – Quantum and Otherwise by John K Danenbarger is a sci-fi fiction that delivers a healthy dose of scrupulously enjoyable reading experience to its readers….His ingenious way of correlating globe-spanning and seemingly unrelated circumstances into his chosen narrative never failed to impress me.

*****HowardMom5: This book was so amazing I can’t imagine not giving the book the best rating possible….I was blown away by how impressive this book was as well as by the author himself. He was able to grasp as well as hold my attention. He had characters who were relatable. You could see the author’s passion for writing seeping out of the pages as you turn them.

*****Afreen Rahim: I gladly rate this book a 5 out of 5 due to its exciting storyline, skillful writing style, and the perfection of details throughout the book. I recommend this book to adult readers and it contains sexual scenes. This is a perfect pick for those who like to read deeply, and for crime-thriller-mystery lovers….This is a perfect pick for those who like to read deeply, and for crime-thriller-mystery lovers

****Ruth Frances A: 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…. With Entanglement – Quantum and Otherwise, John K Danenbarger appends his name to the list of great authors.

**** Shaan Catherine : He came up with a compelling plot and peculiar characters, each with a hidden story behind their story. The suspense is exactly what made it so hard for me to put the book down!

*****Sulaimon Olaniyi: I honestly can’t say anything negative about this book because it’s actually one of the best books I’ve read so far, …This book is actually nothing short of perfection… the author was able to deliver an amazingly great story. …so it deserves nothing less than a perfect mark. This was a very intriguing story that I’m sure If it was a movie, it would have got you glued to your tv screen till the end. It’s a suspense filled story that always ends with a thrilling discovery. The book relates with how the world is, would be or might have been so if you’d like to relate with the world from the comfort of your sofa or reading chair, you’d definitely find it worthwhile.
***** Nikhila Kulkami on Amazon: The character descriptions are spectacular and incredibly detailed. Moreover, the reader can get a taste of different genres in one book and all the elements are researched well. Kudos to the author! This book will take you on a ride. Enjoy!

*****Rhianna Johnson on Amazon.co.uk: I absolutely loved this book and I already can’t wait to read it again! The characters are so well developed and described that I didn’t need chapter headings to know who it was about. The writing and descriptions of places, characters and dialogue are sublime.

***** Rashida Stratton: John K. Danenbarger, has done just that in this wonderfully written novel that spans at least 60+ years with twists and turns that will have the most seasoned reader grasping to see where this page-turner leads. down!

***** Loiorion: It is not a book written for leisure reading, but instead to provoke profound thinking and leave the characters’ stories and actions dancing about in your mind for hours after putting the text aside…. It clearly took a lot of effort and brilliance to outline the plot, let alone flush its details out to such perfection.

*****Duduetsang T: The way the author started the book instantly hooks you and makes one wonder just where this story is going….I recommend this book to readers who are interested in crime, especially murder mysteries and in the dark and complicated thought processes of the human mind that evokes deep thought.

*****Anusha Thatavarthi on Amazon: Enthralling. This book has it all. Thrill, romance and suspense. I loved the plot and also loved the complex characters. Highly recommend it to crime fiction fans.

****kaivalya_k: The dots that seem dispersed and disparate connect in the most unexpected ways, putting together a story that would rob readers of their sleep….I loved the style of narration the most. Danenbarger has a knack for writing crime thrillers. The red herrings are carefully placed throughout the story to maintain a sense of suspense. The twists and turns are unpredictable and inspired.

**** Eliya Kisang: The flow of ideas in the book makes it stunning. The book sparks imagination and opens up unthinkable possibilities. It reiterates, in a more charming way, the differences in our society. The author has perfectly and with precision indicated the need to consider other persons point of views. The intertwining of themes and it’s creatively drafted plot makes the book one of its kind. The beauty of the universe is perfectly shown and through it, I established a unique connection with the book.

*****NEIROL: John K Danenbarger truly knows how to outline a deeply intricate and real mystery that scratches heads and leaves you reeling as you unfold each page. 

****Frances Ruth: The book is engrossing, and a great read. No doubt, John K Danenbarger spins a mean tale, and joins the rank of great authors in my opinion.

****Barbara Perini: Danenbarger’s book is a brilliant construction of narrative with an incredible connection of the character in a non-obvious way. I recommend Entanglement – Quantum and Otherwise for those who enjoy reading a fiction book with bits of mystery, life’s complexity, and hidden information.

****Nisha Ward: Entanglement – Quantum and Otherwise is a great book. It’s exceptionally interesting and deeply moving in a lot of places. If you like stories about families, secrets and intrigue, then this is the book for you. Danenbarger is a good writer and I, for one, can’t wait to see what he comes up with next.

****F N Chamomile: The seemingly unrelated events were the bait, slowly pulling me into the mess until it was too late to drop the book. The relationship between each character and event is expected, but how they relate may become a surprise….This novel is unique.

*****Natasha Hlongwane: There was never a dull moment as I was reading this book and there was nothing I did not like about the story. I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys mystery and intrigue.

*****Katarina K: It was an overall fascinating, occasionally dark story with a pinch of real-life bitterness, especially towards the end. I would recommend it to young people who desire a deeper connection with the world around them. Geena’s life story is fascinating and mind-provoking in many ways. Worthy of your time.

*****Rjohno89: This novel is a thriller, dark and tragic in parts but hopeful and uplifting in others. I would give it a higher rating if it was possible because I can’t wait to read it again!

*****Raymonda Dazzy:  This excellent ability of his made me feel like I am seeing a movie rather than reading a story. This did not stop at characters; it extended to places.

*****Nick Kulkarni:  I love how the concept blends well with the plot and simply puts you in awe. The story’s flow and author’s writing style are brilliant, including the conversations between the characters. They are so real, as if they are happening in front of you.

*****Kmvanderspek:  The characters are so diverse, yet they all have the same fundamental drive. They are all looking for a place to belong.

*****Shakiera Reece: I like how this book is structured. It is quite an intriguing read. The conversations in the book were believable and easy to follow and understand. I like how mysterious the book was and how it caused its readers to think deeply.

*****Janice Lombardo’s Reviews: An exceedingly good premise.

*****Janet Slipak, MyBook-Abyss.com: Profound. Thought-provoking, oddly satirical at times but effective to the core of the story. Intriguing and insightful, yet strangely adaptive to the genre through delving into the depths of the soul of each complex, multi-layered character fleshed out to perfection.

*****Ann Stevenson on Amazon.com: One warning:  Start this book with sufficient free time as curiosity about the plot development is quite gripping!

*****RachelDN on Amazon.co.uk : Mr. Danenbarger wrote a fascinating novel. Upon first moments you feel invested- hooked. Together with the main heroine, you will embark on the journey to the past to understand her motivation….The whole story is intertwined with magical details that only enrich the scene. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it, thus recommending the same reading therapy for you, young people, who seek new experiences, a new way of looking at life and learning from the mistakes of others.

*****Kirkus Reviews: Gritty characters solidify an intelligent story and an abstract concept. 

****Lomeraniel Audiobook Reviews: I think there is where resides the beauty and complexity of this book. It is not someone’s story, as much as a book about relationships and about how we influence each other’s lives.

*****Amy’s Bookshelf Reviews: Yes, it’s a crime story, but it is so much more.

*****Jessica Belmont, Writer, Book Blogger, Copy Editor, Proof reader: Unlike anything I’ve read. Highly recommended.

*****Velma Long for Readers’ Favorite: If you are intrigued by quantum time, murder, and convoluted stories, this book is worth your time.

*****Vincent Dublado for Readers’ Favorite: Entanglement – Quantum and Otherwise is a must-read if you are the type who likes a brilliant excursion through the stark images that lie deep in the human psyche.

*****Tammy Ruggles for Readers’ Favorite: If you’re looking for a scintillating crime story that makes you both think and feel, you can’t go wrong with “Entanglement – Quantum and Otherwise.”

*****Mihir Shah for U.S. Review of Books: The entrance of Ellen Lodovico, her research in cetacean communication, particularly dolphins, and a chance encounter on the highway with her and Case adds a surreal layer of Inception-level complexity to the novel that will have readers making comparisons to Gabriel Garcia Marquez and his knack for magical realism.

*****Christian Sia for Readers’ Favorite: The writing is stellar and the terrific descriptions fill it with realism and humanity. It is a cunningly plotted story with unforgettable characters, a tale that is never lacking in suspense.

*****Romuald Dzemo for Readers’ Favorite: Themes of love and adventure, prostitution, family secrets, and human connection are brilliantly written.

*****Theresam : For the reasons given, I would not give it less than a perfect score.

****Liam Xavier on Amazon.co.uk: There is a consistent delivery of compelling drama and scintillating romance that allows the reader to dip into each narrative with a growing curiosity as to the books eventual denouement. How can this possibly end? What will happen to Beth or to Kevin or to Joe? These are questions that keep us interested and, more importantly, keep us reading.

****Chioma Nwosisi: One other thing I like about the book is the suspense.

****Nenkangmun Deshi: I think Danenbarger deliberately wanted to write something outside the box and he achieved this seamlessly.

****raj_nandani_poet: It becomes a complete experience of life in itself; just like Marquez’s One hundred years of solitude. It shows the complete cycle of humanity through the lives of a few characters. If not brilliant, then this sure is a bizarre masterpiece.

****Raluca_Mihaila: Every time I thought I had discovered what the book was about, I found an extra layer and another depth. It is one of the best books I have read this year, so it deserves the highest rating.

*****RNped: This book has it all, love, pain, death, and even quantum science as we follow the looping paths John has created for each persona.

*****kirthana_shivakumar: This book was a rollercoaster ride. One that I thoroughly enjoyed. Firstly, the book had a very intriguing start. That set the stage for the rest of the book nicely. Secondly, the characters were fully fleshed out and beautifully written.

*****Honest-reviewer: The biggest appeal for me are the complexities of the characters and their stories. Every character in this has a unique and dark past that makes it interesting to read. The concept of entanglement and parallel universe is quite bewitching.

*****anua24060: The writing flow was simple, yet beautiful. The characters and the conversation between them seemed very real. The flow of the story is so great that I couldn’t put the book down until it was completed.

*****Cristina Prescott for The Book Commentary: Danenbarger is a spectacular writer who has written an enthralling and profoundly complex story with ease. He delves into the characters’ lives, relationships, time, and happenings, and ensures the readers are enthralled with every twist and discovery. Entanglement – Quantum and Otherwise by John K Danenbarger is a must-read for suspense fans everywhere for its interesting moral dilemmas and brilliantly written characters.

*****Alby Perayil: Entanglement – Quantum and Otherwise is a fantastic thriller that has been written extremely well. Right off the bat, this book will have your mind scrambling to connect the dots as the story progresses.

****Curt Eiworth on Amazon.co.ukDystopian family saga with futuristic and magical overtones. A bloodied reckoning with the human comedy. An engaging read about what could, and would, go wrong with the world. A highly recommended engaging thriller.

*****Nitish Mane: I give this book a rating of 5 out of 5 stars because of the intriguing climax and giving mysterious vibes. I love crime thrillers.

*****Bernard Maingi: Reading the book has been very interesting and it requires the reader to be very keen and attentive so as not to miss some details, which may otherwise lead to confusion. It is not possible to predict the outcome of the story, therefore it demands full attention and carefully reading line by line.

*****Yulisa Sanchez: It has all the literary elements necessary to create a fascinating plot with realistic characters and a unique, unifying theme. I recommend it to anyone who enjoys a satisfying novel about the lives of seemingly normal people who are inextricably entangled.

****Charmaine G 1: Readers who seek out novels on crime and drama with a bit of bizarre will enjoy this book.

***Melanie Cronje: The book is crafted for the more serious reader who can make deductions of their own. The book is serious showcasing the darker side of the human race. Light and fluffy definitely isn’t in the cards.

****Mihaela Bobic: This book haunted my mind.

****Priya Prasad: It’s a captivating read and a page turner that simply can’t be put down until we know what happens next.

*****Koyna: The novel is gripping and well written.

****Kudirat Akinyele: This book is coated with a little bit of mysteriousness. You might find it complicating at first, but as you go further this book will interest you like no other.

*****Mnyazi Dzuya: It is an awesome crime novel. It gives you the urge to find out what the next twist in the story is. The puzzle and the suspense are amazing.

*****Maria Silva: Overall, it’s a very compelling story, with plot twists and turns, but hard to follow at times so the reader must be engaged and committed to finish the novel, which as I said above, is a rewarding experience.

*****Kathleen Eng on Amazon.com: The plot and its contributors are brought together in a seamless manner that promises to keep readers engaged till the very end.

*****Agatha Margret Reyes on Amazon.com: Entanglement – Quantum and Otherwise by John K Danenbarger is a spectacular novel that deals with intricate scientific topics and builds a story of themes of intrigue, passion, and family.

****Greg Bryant on Amazon.com: Engaging, and ultimately fulfilling. The reader watches and suspends judgment until their “entanglement” becomes clear, their flaws understood, and their mutuality ultimately rewarding. This is the way I wish we could all see each other, and ourselves.

*****Neckman Caleb on Amazon.com: It is a fantastic read that comes highly recommended for readers who love family drama and find time-bending scientific concepts to be awe-inspiring.

*****Mae C. on Amazon.com: Entanglement – Quantum and Otherwise by John K Danenbarger is a gripping crime drama that offers thrill and excitement without moving images.

*****Saumyar2: Those who persist shall discover the brilliance of Danenbarger’s writing.

****Alexandrian: John Danenbarger is definitely talented, I respect the technic involved in weaving together the different tales into this big masterpiece. While reading this book, I enjoyed trying to predict how a certain character is about to be added to the story. It’s similar to making a pizza, individually the ingredients are great, but when you add them together in the right way it becomes outstanding.

****Rohit Khanna: My favourite aspect of this book is that the characters have depth and have multiple aspects to them. Also, the author has very skillfully managed so many characters by carefully allotting the time and space to them in the book which gives every character the space to grow.

*****BookerTalk.com: The more the novel developed, the more engrossing it became. It actually became great fun trying to assemble the pieces of information and find the connections. Admittedly it was a little hard to keep up with the story line at times because of its multiple twists and turns but perseverance was definitely rewarded.

*****Victor Dima for TheAudioBookBlog.com: I really enjoyed the story, the characters and the narration very much and can recommend this book, but especially the audiobook, to anyone looking for a good mystery drama.

*****Cathleen d: Entanglement is not your average run of the mill book, it’s delectable intricate plots demands your full attention fearing you’ll get left behind. It smoothly transitions from one scene to the next never allowing predictability to creep into characters and plots. Yet it keeps you fascinated and attentive.

*****Arich: John uses these themes to provide his readers food for thought such as what happens to our ideas and work when we are no longer around to defend them. Entanglement, Quantum & Otherwise is intellectually probing and an enjoyable read.

****khadija baig: John K. Danenbarger’s novel Entanglement Quantum and Otherwise 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.

****Tanvi Palekar: Danenbarger encapsulates several social issues through these characters, providing refreshing perspectives. I especially appreciate the representation he offers to the LGBT+ community through characters like Joe Tink by not giving him a stereotypically gay personality, bringing out the fact that embracing his sexuality is only a small proportion of his life.

****Elsea Chepkoech: Danenbarger manages to keep you on the edge of your seat, making you want to find out more, and every page you turn reveals something more about each character, while providing a deep and rich back story of each one of them.

*****Tushar Swami: The author has done an amazing job describing the different characters. Though the book is a work of fiction, I could visualize the various emotions of the characters. The love, suspense, agony – everything felt surreal. John has done a great work developing the complex characters. The story had a lot of twists and turns which increased my interest in the book. Each chapter created more interest in the story and I was hooked to the story until the very last. The book has an open end, which increased my excitement even more.

*****Jay Muller: I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. Firstly, at the starting of the book, I would say the book had an intriguing start. This paved a way for the nice setting of the stage for the rest of the book. Secondly, I also liked the exceptional beautiful writing of this book’s characters and this makes it undeniably the best part of the book.

***Tanvi Palekar on Amazon.co.uk: The book offers a blend between science fiction and contemporary styles which focus on human psychology and emotional states, more of the latter than the former.

****Ethan Howe: The arrangement of words and phrases is skillful. The development of characters is superb.

****Kgomotso Modisane:  John K… ‘s book gets more interesting towards the end where you connect the dots and understand the contents from the beginning.

*****Rashida Stratton:  His ability to piece together characters with complex attributes that span at least 60+ years and create plot twists that will leave you in suspense at times, is one reason I could not put the book down (unless I physically had to). I was thoroughly delighted while reading it.

*****Umu Haniah: Entanglement – Quantum and Otherwise is a science fiction book that is full of puzzles and mysteries. It does not purely tell about a mathematical or scientific matter, but it also brings you to human life with its aspects such as beliefs, love, sexual orientation, hate, and assassination.

*****David Maxwel: I love most the way the writer has connected several characters, in their own stories, at the same scene which leads to reunion of Beth and Joe, perfect synchrony. All the characters are intelligently brought out. The different places are also fantastically described. I love the wide range of themes touched in this book such as science, sexuality and religion.

*****Shawna-Kay Miller: Entanglement- Quantum and Otherwise by John K. Danenbarger, is a riveting novel which depicts how persons from completely different walks of life are all somehow mysteriously connected. This novel touches on themes such as family, science, crime, murder and death.

****Angel_gaze: They love, cheat, lie, steal and kill, this is not your average family saga. There is another storyline below the surface that relates to physics and the deeper questions of life and the universe.

****Evi Riasari: Each person has their own circumstances that resulting their abnormal behavior. It can be seen from the quoted text from this book as follow, “You can’t even imagine the experience of the person sitting next to you who develop under different circumstances than yours, not only from birth, but also from the advancing flow of life’s evolutionary transformations on each us, which might make me closer to feeling what a nocturnal bat feels, while you, on the other hand, are carried closer to a bond with a distance human by a quantum particle.”

****Nawaal Nylstroom: The story tells a tale to how humans go through extraordinary circumstances, but somehow still makes an eventful positive life for themselves.

***Nicole Schwartz: Mr. Danenbarger’s novel is thought provoking and will inspire the reader to revisit his or her own family stories with a grain of skepticism.

****Kgomotso Modisane: John K… ‘s book gets more interesting towards the end where you connect the dots and understand the contents from the beginning, that’s what I liked about this book it gets easier to understand when you get to the ending that’s when you will rewind a bit from what occurred at the very start and smile because now you get it.

****Jackson Kimani: This is a book about connections, about slip-ups, and wrong activities, about the intricacy of being human, about the blemishes that make us interesting.

****Uday Dhall: I could not help admiring the author for building a compelling background for all individuals. Their backgrounds helped me understand what pushed the characters to do what they did. Almost all of them made mistakes. Mishaps happened; wrong person was murdered. An abusive father, an abused mother, a gay relationship or love at first sight. It all added to the intrigue. It required focused reading. The author teased my curiosity before it all fell into place.

*****Kimar Anderson: This book contains a ‘spiderweb’ of information and you have to pay keen attention to understand how the characters’ lives connect.

***Niki S.: This novel is thought provoking and will have you questioning the validity of “family stories” you may have heard passed along by your elder family members.

***Jane Afie: This story is eye-opening. Firstly, the idea of creating a story that explained a physics theory of entanglement through the art of literature is bizarre and new to me. Scientific facts that were implemented into a literary fiction with dramas and chaos are such a unique style. To be able to put into words, these scientific understanding, which turns to paragraphs and now a whole story is another skill to be having. Secondly, the way the author managed to capture my full attention by plotting the whole chapters in Part 2 of the story, still gives me pure satisfaction even if I must reread it again and again. It was articulate, clean, and stylish in his own essence.

***Q: it was a very readable story.

****Kai Conner: Throughout this gritty, crime infested storyline, Danenbarger provides vivid details through descriptive words, therefore his writing style fits the thrilling concept of the story.

*****Eliya Kisang: The flow of ideas in the book makes it stunning. The book sparks imagination and opens up unthinkable possibilities. It reiterates, in a more charming way, the differences in our society. The author has perfectly and with precision indicated the need to consider other persons point of views. The intertwining of themes and it’s creatively drafted plot makes the book one of its kind. The beauty of the universe is perfectly shown and through it, I established a unique connection with the book.

*****EmeraldRebel: It takes you on a journey of often mind-boggling and unpredictable events with an array of people whose lives are enigmatically woven together, emphasizing the impact of how individual human action knowingly or unknowingly have an effect on others. It is filled with murder, mystery, confusion, lust and vengeance and ultimately how individuals pursue their purpose or place in life, entangled with the why`s and how`s of how they become who they are….Discovering how each event and character fits into the puzzle is riveting.

****Baatseba Mosana: I would recommend the book to readers who love emotion filled non-fiction books that are very relatable; readers who are experts in reading and are familiar with varied advanced terminology, those who have the skill to figure out the content as a whole through connecting the big grammar words or to those who do not mind using a dictionary while reading.

*****Vidya Shivakumar on Amazon: Must read! This is a gritty interesting novel. It is beautifully written and has intriguing characters. I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys mystery.

*****Albert on Amazon: A complex but engaging story. The lives of a variety of characters “entangle” with each other in ways no one could expect. All the subplots come along together well. Solidly written book. Worth a read if interested in thriller novels.

*****Koyna D. on Amazon: Complex, yet engaging….The story is griping. It is definitely worth a read if you are looking for something new to read in the action & adventure genre.

*****Honest-reviewer on Amazon: Engrossing Story! This book has great twists and turns, ups and downs, that makes it highly interesting. I enjoyed reading this book. I recommend this to people who enjoy reading crime and thriller novels.

***scarletkite27 on Amazon: Dark and mysterious. I quite liked the random chapters that make no sense at the beginning, come together and bring meaning as the story progresses. The character development and the plot are eerie and odd. 

****Raj Nandani (Wrap The Fury) on Amazon: Complex plotline, complex characters. A complex take of world where each character somehow represents a part of humanity, the story ends up tangled with each other in the end.

*****Afreen Rahim: When we fix all the pieces of the book together, it takes the readers by surprise….I gladly rate this book a 5 out of 5 due to its exciting storyline, skillful writing style, and the perfection of details throughout the book.

*****Asja Sabani: Entanglement – Quantum and Otherwise by John K. Danenbarger is a thriller novel with elements of magical realism, that tells the story of several characters whose lives are entangled and intertwined in the most extraordinary way….Additionally, the novel was beautifully written from a stylistic point of view and the author demonstrated a true mastery of the English language.

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