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Entropy Paperback – August 19, 2015
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Secondly, there is an ordinariness to Smith's storytelling, a steady and methodical account of the information that is a perfect contrast to the turbulent tangle of events that ensue. But do not take this to mean 'dull'. Entropy is anything but. The author simply presents the details in the most uncluttered light, and does not goad the audience into what to think or how to feel. This stripped down narrative allows you to step in and out of the story, to indulge as a spectator or a participant. It is the kind of book you will want to reread because a shift in perspective will transform it into something else entirely.
Entropy is dark and hopeful and thought provoking. There were times when I wanted to slap Lisa, and other times when I wished I could give her a hug, but nonetheless, her story stirred something in me. I'm definitely looking forward to reading book 2, Duality.
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.
Lisa's marriage, to any outsider, was textbook perfect. Filthy rich, perfect kids, both in prime physical condition, both easy on the eyes. But that's just not their reality. Their reality of 25+ years of being incompatible on the most essential levels is what finally sets Lisa on a journey to discover who she is and what she needs. It fits no "normal" social construct, and some readers are going to find that a tough pill to swallow. But it is a fascinating journey that Mr. Smith so brilliantly leads the readers down, I guarantee it will be difficult to put down. (I certainly felt this way, seeing as how I started and could not fathom going to sleep until I'd read every last word.) The vast majority of us will not be able to draw perfect parallels in our own lives to those of the incredible characters Mr. Smith has created, but that's not the point.
The point is the discovery, and that it is okay to let go of things that are doing you an incredible disservice and to grasp onto things that allow you to be your best self. Things are rarely what they seem. There is no one way to love or to be loved, and this book showcases that flawlessly.
There is a smorgasbord of raw emotion, even rawer sexual tension, and it is so well-written and captured by the author, that when I read the last paragraph all I managed to do was say: "Yes, Sir."
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