What Entropy Means to Me
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What Entropy Means to Me

3.31 of 5 stars 3.31  ·  rating details  ·  64 ratings  ·  8 reviews
Doctor, watch out! As Dore stood by, he saw the Doctor backing slowly into the corner where he would meet his fate. Initially defending himself with a torch, the Doctor searched frantically for a new method of defense. The crimson mass is lunging forward using long, tentacle-like attachments: what is that thing? Slowly the subhuman blob comes in to focus, and Dore realizes...more
Paperback, 188 pages
Published October 28th 2002 by eReads.com (first published January 1st 1972)
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Obviously a first novel and very New Wave-y, in some places to the point of excess, _What entropy Means to Me_ is still a very ambitious book which tackles the idea of story itself and its impact on our lives. It isn’t always successful and is definitely a very weird book. It will likely take a few chapters before the reader becomes familiar with what is going on (assuming he ever does), and even then the bizarro elements and shifting of the narrative can be quite confusing to the r...more
I bought this in a used bookstore recently, mostly because of the title and my long-lived interest in entropy. It seemed like it might be batshit but could either be brilliant or nonsense. It was the latter. I enjoyed some parts of it but really have no clue what it's all about, as it seems to be a crazed, multilayered allegory full of allusions that do not fit together or mean much to me.
Enjoyably strange book - not sure I would recommend to others BUT if your looking for a sci fi book that is not written like usual - this one is worth a whirl. Almost like a serious hitchikers guide to the galaxy (but not nearly as good and not funny)
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This is the worst Nebula award nominee I ever read. If it's a joke I sure don't get it. In fact, I think this book hates me back.
Weird scifi. I think this was one of the writer's 'experimental' early books - the product of a fertile imagination.
May 10, 2007 Maria rated it 3 of 5 stars
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Great title. Book is pretty good (especially since I got it for like 75 cents at a used book store).
easily the weirdest book I've ever read, unsatisfying end, if it was an end, no indicaton of sequel
I hated this book! Every thing revolved around sex, it was just horrible.
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