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Entropy Paperback – August 19, 2015
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Lisa is definitely a flawed heroine. Her life, while seemingly perfect from the outside, is anything but. Loneliness and longing send her looking for something she didn't really know she wanted. What starts out as innocent fun and excitement quickly turns into something much deeper. When she is hit with a series of sometimes improbable trials and tribulations she seems to deal with her pain by exploring a side of her sexuality that excites her and scares her and brings meaning to her life. She seeks comfort through sexual release in a world of BDSM and a dominant submissive relationship.
The subject matter is at times uncomfortable. How far would you go to satisfy your desires? What truly makes you happy? Is it possible to live happily outside of societal norms? Where is that line between pain and desire? Love and fear?
Knowing that this was the author's first novel, I honestly went in with low expectations. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of writing and the depth of the storytelling. Not only does he do a fabulous job at accurately portraying complicated relationships and deeply intimate encounters, the writing is also intelligent and witty. I'm already looking forward to reading what else he has to share.
'Entropy' affected me deeply, and I connected on several levels, save the age part. I'm a long way away from middle-age. For me, Lisa represented a woman who had done her bit, as a wife and mother, and was ready to take control of her life — to define herself on her own terms. Interestingly, she is able to do this by giving (gifting, if you like) control to a Dom (referred to as Sir in the book) she meets on Twitter. As a Twitter-crazy chick - one who has made wonderful friends on the platform, I could relate to the connection shared by Lisa and Sir, in spite of the distance between them. Funny, I also read it in the light of my relationship with my partner, whose attitude is somewhat similar to Sir's. (I even wanted to serve this Sir - if anything is going to make you buy this book, that is it.)
In this book, the author writes beautifully and intelligently about sex, BDSM, and the blurred lines one might encounter in the Life. One question explored by the author is this: Where do we cross the line between consent and abuse (or manipulation, in lighter terms)?
Read this, because it is brilliantly written (even the sex scenes).
Read it because it will introduce you to new concepts, especially in the way that the title is linked to the story.
Read it because it will blow your mind.
Just read it.
You need this in your life.
I swear you do.
Lisa is a middle aged woman who has an unfunctional marriage with a cheating husband. They don't have anything in common but their two children maybe. In this marriage, Lisa finds the peace of her mind in social media, with the same minded people she's met there. And one day, she meets Sir.
Sir is at the same position as Lisa. He is a prisoner in an unhappy marriage, hiding his true self and searching for happiness.
"A marriage takes work. You have to constantly put energy into it to keep it from falling apart. Going nowhere takes energy. Stability isn't what you get when you do nothing. It's what you can hope to achieve when you work hard."
Entropy has so many triggers for easily offended readers. There is cheating, cancer, death, a strange kind of polygamy (almost)...This book is really about entropy. When the things go well, something happens and turn the things into chaos.
Entropy was like a prologue to the real story. The epilogue of the book made me curious for the next one, Duality.
It took me so long to read this book because of "real life" obligations but, the good thing is no matter how many days you stay away from the book, when you turn back, you'll continue to read it without any problem.
Mr Smith's writing style is so different, almost unique in a way. He is balancing the non-fiction with a fiction as telling the story. It may be a little slow for some readers but it's the essense of the book.
You should really give this book a chance. It is more different than what's on the market recently and I enjoyed with this difference.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I loved this! I consumed the entire book in only a few hours, and I can't wait to read the next one. Read morePublished 1 month ago by BethG
Joshua Edward Smith writes as if he is using an artists brush that has not been cleaned of the previous colors. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Very eye opening and ... ahem informative in more than one way. I give it a five on the the heat scale.Published 1 month ago by Brickley Jules
A dark, distributing and twisted story about two Internet strangers that quickly turns to a story of obsession, control and trust. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Thomas J
Upon reading the synopsis I guess I did not pay enough attention to the words “dominant” and “submissive” nor did I in any way connect it to BDSM, thinking that “social media” and... Read morePublished 2 months ago by GosiaKula
I found this book fascinating for a number of reasons. First, our protagonist Lisa is older- decades of marriage under her belt and two grown children fresh out of the nest- but... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amiya Powell
Definitely recommended, worth reading, leaving you a feeling of "wanting more"Published 3 months ago by AJ Murphy
How many of us have ethereal friends living just behind our Liquid Crystal Display that physically exist both in our mind and deep within our heart? Unimaginable to our ancestors. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Pamela