Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Quantum Orchestra: distorting the notes of reality Paperback – June 13, 2016
|New from||Used from|
"Neverworld Wake" by Marisha Pessl
Read the absorbing new psychological suspense thriller from acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Marisha Pessl. Learn more
If you buy a new print edition of this book (or purchased one in the past), you can buy the Kindle Edition for FREE. Print edition purchase must be sold by Amazon. Learn more.
For thousands of qualifying books, your past, present, and future print-edition purchases now lets you buy the Kindle edition for $2.99 or less. (Textbooks available for $9.99 or less.)
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
Because of the nature of the book, mostly a warning about systems being built to 'play god' and modify people and our planet at will with no caring of the consequences, it's a bit dark. But, Doc has recruited Tony (plus others in non-conventional ways) to tell the story so everyone can fight to prevent the demise of everything.
One thing this book made me think about is the ELF antenna array in WI & MI, my roots. It bounces a signal into the ionosphere that can travel the full 25,000 miles around the world; look it up. The book talks about a different kind of antenna being built in Alaska. I wonder....
But, this is just a sci-fi story, right?
The Tone: MOVING because it’s funny, eerie, sad, nostalgic. MEANINGFUL as it’s captivating, wise, inspiring. ENTERTAINING with some wild adventures. Some include psychedelic drug use and drinking.
The Story: Doc discovers that quantum ether connects us to a spiritual world and is the foundation of existence. He must earn Tony’s trust and then recruit him to help stop the destruction. Tony’s job is to write this book. Tony tries to remember his past to write the book and he leaves a type of door open to let his memories return from the ether and ghostlike entities—referred to as the homeless—slip in and haunt Tony. They will not leave until he writes the story and shares with the world that they exist.
Important: The book covers this, but remember, if spirits enter your life in the present, nothing precludes them from going back and screwing with your past. They don’t follow our derived rules of nature. And they don’t in this book and that is why their presence throughout is a mystery until the end.
The Science: THIS IS NOT A SCIENCE BOOK. The “science” (physics and metaphysics) does not need to be real because this is supposed to be speculative fiction. BUT, I believe it is real. The science is necessary for the character development and story. It is not overwhelming and presented in an interesting way.
Pay Attention To: The sketches, Doc’s advice, the conversation with the Indian elder, advice from the guy that has the glass unicorns, the last conversation with the waitress, the final words between Kay and Tony, and you’ll find the reward. There are no loose ends once it concludes.
Worth Mentioning: Read the Look Inside tab to get a feel for the book. Also, the paperback has a very sharp glossy cover and looks good on my bookshelf. I also liked the spacing and the font used in the paperback.
My Opinion: It’s worth it, without a doubt. It is a book that draws you in and causes you to reflect. It’s a shame that some bogus reviews hurt books on Amazon that deserve to be read. Sometimes it’s nothing more than disagreeing with the author’s opinions, even when its fiction. Other times it may be a personal vendetta. Regardless, I think I have given a very honest review and feel strongly you’ll really enjoy this book.