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Entangled

3.76 of 5 stars 3.76  ·  rating details  ·  606 ratings  ·  89 reviews
When a drug overdose causes Leoni, a troubled teen from twenty-first-century Los Angeles, to have a near-death experience, her soul is lifted from the modern world and flung into a parallel time 24,000 years in the past. There her fate becomes entangled with that of Ria, a young Stone Age woman fighting for her life against the ferocious Illimani, an army of evil led by th ...more
Hardcover, 448 pages
Published April 1st 2010 by Century (first published January 1st 2010)
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Stefan
In the acknowledgments for his novel Entangled, Graham Hancock doesn’t just thank his family and his editor, but also “Ayahuasca,” the “visionary brew” used by Amazonian shamans to make out-of-body journeys into the realm of spirits. He also explains that the novel’s premise, characters, and plot resulted from visions brought to him by Ayahuasca. Given that information, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Entangled is — and I am choosing my words carefully here — a seriously weird book.

Leoni is
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Apu
Graham Hancock? Yeah I've got all of his records!

Graham Hancock started out as a travel journalist and then moved into historical sleuthing which is when I first came across his work (The Sign and the Seal, Fingerprints of the Gods). What I loved about his stuff was that he was obviously very passionate and enthusiastic about his research and that came across completely in his writing to such an extent, that even potentially mundane topics such as the age of the pyramids or detailed description
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Kristin
I had to read this in separated segments, preferably only during mornings, because it worked like a horror movie on me. It made me afraid to be alone, etc., because Sulpa was so real. I have dreams now where Sulpa-like figures lurk. Probably it affected me like this because of Hancock's statements that the story was "downloaded" to his brain by a figure in the ethereal realms of ayahuasca. While I was reading it, I comforted myself by latching onto what I saw as flaws-- the implausibility of Leo ...more
Amanda
I bought this book three years ago and it's been sitting on my bookshelf ever since. This year, in an effort to read at least one book a month, I decided to finally read it, and I loved it. You see, I only like to read books written in third person so sometimes it's hard for me to sit at a bookstore and go through books trying to find my preferred format AND something that interests me. I wasn't up for the challenge in May and just decided to read a book that I already owned, but hadn't read yet ...more
Kate
This book was a real surprise. I wasn't sure what to expect, but once I got into it, it was hard to put down. I thought it was extremely creative and original, and it definitely got me thinking about mind-expanding concepts. I enjoyed Hancock's ideas on parallel universes, spirit beings, and the non-linear idea of time. I have to say, however, if Hancock doesn't write the end of this story, I am going to be very disappointed. He set up an epic struggle between good and evil that makes the ending ...more
Mur Lafferty
Gave it three chapters. Not for me. Unconvincing female protags.
Vhilm Namrets
I really wanted to like this book as I love Graham Hancock's non-fiction books. His other books are super entertaining with ideas and hypothesis that are way outside accepted main-stream points of view. Unfortunately, his non-fiction was more apt to pique my imagination with flights of fancy than the premise of this book.

This book contained gratuitous violence that seemed forced, out of place and overused - The attempt at reflecting brutality didn't work. The female protagonists were somewhat
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Carly Casper
I liked this a lot more than I thought I would.

The story follows two girls: one, a modern LA party-girl UGH MY PARENTS!!! type, the other a badass no-bullshit Paleolithic huntresss. They are connected by their mutual use of psychedelics to fight a transdimensional demon who feeds on "goodness in the world". He is set on destroying the Neanderthal race, which as it turns out is totally perfect and peaceful and selfless and ~not at all like humans~.

The reason I was surprised to like this is becaus
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Marna
Entangled – Eater of Souls
by Graham Hancock

The internet hype about this book started cranking during the summer, and I was so excited to hear it. I first heard mention of this book from the author himself, 3 years ago. He was here in Vermont as the keynote speaker for the Earth Spirit Conferences. His keynote address was fantastic. The next day I happened to sit at the same table for lunch as Mr. Hancock and his family, and we discussed his books, all of which had been non-fiction at that point.
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Wendy Christopher
I've marked this book as 'finished' in my account... but I didn't really. I got to page 221 and then, finally, decided to stop kidding myself and accept the truth.

I really, really wanted to like this book. The premise made it sound like it was just my cup of tea; a clever mix of fantasy/alternate reality with just a touch of sci-fi thriller. The author is clearly a skilled writer, as the prose itself is well-written. In fact, even now I feel a strong urge to look this book in the eye and say "I'
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Ard
I only knew Hancock's non-fiction, such as Supernatural, Sign and the Seal, Underworld and Fingerprints of the gods. It was fun to read his fiction about more or less the same ideas. It draws its inspiration primarily from Supernatural, and if you like that book, you're likely to appreciate Entangled. In his non-fiction, Hancock shows himself a fine writer and for the most part his fiction is equally easy to read. The only problems I really had with this book is the twodimensional characters, wh ...more
Un
"Entangled" was sort of like reading two different books for me: on one level it's a fun, fast-paced and highly original fantasy novel. On another it is a sort of spot the clues book full of references to the themes and facts contained in Hancock's non-fiction books from the last couple of decades.

If you've read "Supernatural" Supernatural: Meetings with the Ancient Teachers of Mankind there's definitely a lot in the novel that you'll recognize, from the ancient cave paintings to the modern-day
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Un
"Entangled" was sort of like reading two different books for me: on one level it's a fun, fast-paced and highly original fantasy novel. On another it is a sort of spot the clues book full of references to the themes and facts contained in Hancock's non-fiction books from the last couple of decades.

If you've read "Supernatural" Supernatural: Meetings with the Ancient Teachers of Mankind there's definitely a lot in the novel that you'll recognize, from the ancient cave paintings to the modern-day
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Sebastian
The Good:
Strong, compelling characters, especially female characters, and Hancock should be applauded for that.
Fascinating ideas and story, a fast-paced page turner with the end of each short chapter leaving you hanging. It flows a bit like a comic book - something I liked.

The Bad:
Gratuitous violence done to women and children - I found this pretty disturbing and it really got in the way of the story at times.
Hancock didn't do a good enough job suspending my disbelief over some of the most im
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Victoria
Δεν το τελειωσα καν ! πολυ βαρετό
Averil Heath
Interesting, simultaneous time, a bit too violent for me.
Inderpal Singh
Feb 26, 2014 Inderpal Singh rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: NONE
I picked the book after reading it's synopsis written on the back cover, I thought it would be a good start to get into fantasy.

IT WAS A TORTURE- just as gore as those described in the books.

(I, for one, am a purist. I absolutely love the ancient times and the warfare. I also like the modern warfare. But not a mixture of both.)

The book starts slow and gets even slower and boring. It makes the reader put it down immediately. I waited and waited in hope for good, interesting parts to come until I
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J.F. Penn
I find Graham's non-fiction to be fascinating and the DMT drug really is this strange, so it's great to find it in fiction even though much of the research has actually occurred. However, suspension of disbelief is critical in this supernatural thriller where Leoni and Ria meet across time in a strange intermediary world and are recruited by the Blue Angel to save humankind against the embodiment of evil, Sulpa/Jack. It's a cosmic battle and so there are some heavy passages that can be confusing ...more
Emmy
It was really great... The ending was disappointing, and it felt like he didn't know what to do with it now that he covered the Worldview he was presenting... The entanglement of space time and the going back and forth between the times via psychedelic ayahuasca.

The two girls were awesome characters. So badass i just wanted to keep hanging out with them. The descriptions of the battles were a little lengthy for my taste and i found myself skimming those parts to get to what i considered juicy,
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Autumn
A very intriguing tale but the format was very disjointed. I know he was telling two tale that come together, but it falls a little short with the abrupt changes in POV. I enjoyed it, but I am very glad that I bought it on sale and did not pay the full price. It was advertised when Hancock did a Coast to Coast AM show and it was only .99 cents for the EPUB version. It is advertised on B&N for the NOOK, for $9.99. Had I paid that price? I probably would have given it one or two stars. Amazon ...more
Sasha
Graham Hancock is british journalist who writes non-fiction books about ancient mysteries, new age and forgotten history - not only I love the subjects he covers but his writing is very engaged & passionate, therefore I actually buy his books without reservations. In the past, I have read "Fingerprints of the Gods: The Evidence of Earth's Lost Civilization", " The Sign and the Seal: The Quest for the Lost Ark of the Covenant" and "Supernatural: Meeting with the Ancient Teachers of Mankind" ( ...more
Caitlin
Graham Hancock's Entangled is probably one of the strangest novels I've read this year. It was also one of the more interesting.

I usually give novels at least 50 pages to hook my interest, as I've found that even books I ended up loving may not strike me favorably at first. Entangled is definitely a book that I'd place in the "stick with it" category. Not having read any of Hancock's nonfiction but being familiar with some of the themes he explores--including the idea that humankind was (or sti
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Justin Green

Leoni has endured a wayward upbringing.
Tainted by sickening sexual abuse from her father which was aided and abetted by her mother, perhaps it's no surprise that she's gone off the rails.
In a particularly bleak moment, she overdoses on prescription drugs and gets admitted to a psychiatric hospital for assessment. When she tries to lift the lid on the inhumanity of her parents behaviour, she's given a heavy dose of ketamine to quiet her as well as sedate her.
And it's then when she gets a glimp
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Ben Webster
I read this book while doing a lot of individual research, and found it to be an engaging and very exciting read. I think I read it in a few sittings at different coffee shops. The story is designed to explore and reveal an entangled nature of reality, which quantum physics and the new studies on different hallucinogenic drugs testify to. There are lucid intervals incarnated into the "entangled" story depicting, or attempting to explain parts of the new paradigm emerging... That is, our conscio ...more
Richard
I tried 4 chapters... I can't say any of the characters made me want to continue reading.
But then there is also the hangover from the Intro, whatever. I can understand, with past record, why Graham Hancock would want to make a few things clear beforehand, to avoid the kind of attacks he has received for his 'non-fiction', but it does not inspire confidence whan an author feels he needs to justify the age of his heroine and a bit of politics/sentiment for some of the protagonists, but also to jus
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Rim
I loved this book!!!! At frist i was a bit skeptical as Leoni sounded like some sort of Part girl/Player. The leoni character was someone who did not show her feelings so her seriously messed up problems became apparent later which is around the time you start liking her like Ria the other heroine! So this is the plot

Leoni finds out that her dark assumptions about her parents are true and barely escapes from a mental hospital with the help from a doctor friend. To repay him and stay away from he
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Matthaios Kopidakis
Not much from me, the book is worth reading until one reach the last page.
It was a bit weird but it's ok since the protags are using some kind of drugs so I expected that. What I didn't like at all is the ending, actually it's like a story which starts and then stops suddenly, without any ending, letting you wonder WTF? It's a "war" between "bad" and "good", the bad side wins all battles, then the good side won one battle, the end.

My feeling at the end is just confused.
Mike
Hancock has demonstrated that he is a good fiction writer, and some aspects of the story are very imaginative and thought-provoking. But I didn't like the story for a couple of reasons. One is that it has a very strong feminist influence, many of the men in the story act horribly, and I don't know of any historical precedent for men acting the way they are portrayed in the book. The author tries to maneuver the reader to cheer on the main character, and other females she influences, when they ca ...more
Julie
I absolutely could not put this book down. As mentioned in other reviews, it does end abrubtly and unresolved leaving one to assume there is another book underway. I recently found this on a FAQ on one of his websites.

“ I read your first novel Entangled? When will the sequel be available? ”

It is in process and I hope to get it out there some time in 2014. Entangled is dear to my heart but I ran into problems with my UK publisher who I felt didn’t support Volume 1 properly. I have since moved to
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Mike Scialom
Well well well it was always going to be the case that someday the topic of what Neanderthals were like and how Homo Sapiens behaved towards them was going to be addressed but what couldn't have been expected was the sheer artistry of the author and his ability to involve the two species in complex relationships that dis-inhibit the imagination. So well done for that!
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Graham Hancock is a British writer and journalist. His books include Lords of Poverty, The Sign and the Seal, Fingerprints of the Gods, Keeper of Genesis (released in the US as Message of the Sphinx), The Mars Mystery, Heaven's Mirror (with wife Santha Faiia), Underworld: The Mysterious Origins of Civilization, Talisman: Sacred Cities, Secret Faith (with co-author Robert Bauval)and Supernatural: M ...more
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