Copyright 2008, CreateSpace
137 pages, including bonus short story
Author's blog, here
When it all seems to be falling apart....
Gradually but irresistibly, events in Nick's life have spun out of control and Nick can only hold on and survive. He finds himself trying to understand the ending of past relationships while becoming involved in new ones, and he finds himself falling in love. As everything seems to be falling apart, Nick tries to piece together the pieces, tries to restore order. Halt the entropy.
What led you to pick up this book? I saw J. Kaye's comment about the author needing additional reviewers and the link to Booking Mama's review of Entropy. It sounded good, so I requested a copy.
Summarize the plot but don't give away the ending. A man who suffers from loss and loneliness gets involved with a couple who are into kinky sex and drugs, leading him into a downward spiral.
What did you like most about the book? It flowed well and was compelling, so I kept reading although what happened in the book really was pretty racy and disgusting. Entropy is definitely different from my typical reading material.
What did you think of the characters? The protagonist is a bit of a wimp, although he occasionally tries to yank himself out of the mess he's gotten himself into. I kept hoping he'd stand up for himself and say, "Nope, I'd rather be in my empty house than hang out with you two weirdos."
Share a favorite scene from the book: Strange but true . . . I liked the tragic ending. Everything in the book led to the ending. It fit; it worked. I won't give away what happens in the end, but I thought it was very well described and perfect for the story.
In general, I feel the same as Michele:
"I expected to read about a man's struggle with choices he's made, reactions to things that have happened to him, and his thoughts and actions as he grows or at least moves through the current events in his life. However, that's not what I read. The book focuses on the choices Nick makes, or others makes for him, with a friend from work and his wife. It focuses on drugs and sex, lots of sex that makes him uncomfortable and definitely made me uncomfortable."
Read other complete reviews, here:
Cheryl's Book Nook
Michele - only one 'L'
Totally unnecessary aside: "Entropy" just happens to be one of my favorite words. I love the sound of it and I'm fascinated by the concept. I'm sure that influenced my decision to request the book.
Yesterday was a good mail day. When the mail truck arrived and the postal worker reversed then pulled into my driveway, I assumed there must be a book or two in the mail. Sure enough, I came inside with a little pile:
The Questory of Root Karbunkulus by Kamilla Reid (fantasy)- I got two copies of this one, so watch for a giveaway
Down to a Sunless Sea by Mathias B. Freese (short stories)
What if . . . ? by Steve N. Lee (eco-thriller, I think)
Legerdemain by James J. Heaphey (history)
I'll be diving into this pile, immediately.
The I Can't Change My Sidebar Blues: For the second time this year, I'm unable to make changes to my sidebar. I can get to the "edit layout" page, but only the top 6 items can be viewed or altered. The scroll bar halts, at that point. So, I'm unable to change photos, add to my links or update my "currently reading" and "recently finished" categories. Grrr, frustrating. Please bear with me while I wait for the situation to resolve itself.
Not a great photo, but here's one of the fun sights I got to view through my mother's window, while I was in Oklahoma -- bunny chase!!! Squeeeee!