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Matching Configurations: QUANTUM ROOTS III

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Author: Kyle Keyes

Published: March 25th 2019 by Kyle Keyes

Format: Paperback , 296 pages

Isbn: 9780986437434

Language: English


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Matching Configurations is the second sequel to Quantum Roots, a light Sci-Fi adventure story that features everyday Olan Chapman as a hero vigilante who defends the weak and helpless victims of today's society. Like the first two editions of Quantum Roots, Matching Configurations is based on a growing belief that creation forms from recycled energy, and people evolve from Matching Configurations is the second sequel to Quantum Roots, a light Sci-Fi adventure story that features everyday Olan Chapman as a hero vigilante who defends the weak and helpless victims of today's society. Like the first two editions of Quantum Roots, Matching Configurations is based on a growing belief that creation forms from recycled energy, and people evolve from recycled quarks. The book contains more humor than science, as Chapman returns to Earth as someone he once was, and manages to elude Director of Paranormal Affairs, Lt General Alexis Grumman, who keeps both feet on the ground, while her young lover, Jeremy Wade goes cloud bound in a supersonic motor scooter that flies. Book has some content not suitable for readers under 18.

30 review for Matching Configurations: QUANTUM ROOTS III

  1. 5 out of 5

    Grady

    A fun rocket through time Author Kyle Keyes takes science fiction to a new level - one interspersed with copious laughs and good-humored parody. MATCHING CONFIGURATIONS is volume 3 in his Quantum Roots series, and for this reader this book is the first encountered – and most assuredly will be followed by exploring the other two volumes! On his site the story is summarized – ‘Olan Chapman returns as Calvin Cannonball Cooper, a vigilante from yesteryear who uses powder guns, throwing knives and cann A fun rocket through time Author Kyle Keyes takes science fiction to a new level - one interspersed with copious laughs and good-humored parody. MATCHING CONFIGURATIONS is volume 3 in his Quantum Roots series, and for this reader this book is the first encountered – and most assuredly will be followed by exploring the other two volumes! On his site the story is summarized – ‘Olan Chapman returns as Calvin Cannonball Cooper, a vigilante from yesteryear who uses powder guns, throwing knives and cannonballs to neutralize the bad guys of today’s society. History books fail to mention Calvin Cooper, but this defender of the weak and helpless, went down with Jim Bowie, Davy Crockett and William B. Travis in that 1836 slaughter we remember as The Alamo. Acknowledged or not, Cooper lives again each time Olan Chapman dons a cavalry outfit, found in a New England attic overlooking the sea. The novel is based on a belief that any quark assembly that spins through a series of worm holes, must format with a matching configuration triggered on this side of the Time Wall.’ The flavor of Keyes’ writing, as evidenced in opening chapter, pervades this wild ride of an hilarious tale – ‘The intruder slipped into the masquerade party unnoticed, an easy feat in a noisy room filled with zany people and daffy costumes. Mickey Mouse was there, and Donald Duck. As was Bugs Bunny, Bat Man, the Green Lantern and a host of other rubber faces. The intruder wore a black head stocking to cover a black mustache and two evil eyes, spaced too close together. His name was Muhammud Dym Lyt Farouki. He had a picture of a camel painted on his car top, and a Luger tucked in his black waistband. He was here on a holy mission to kill women and baby infants. “I don't see any children,” he whispered to a woman dressed as Xena-Warrior Princess. “This is an adult party” said the woman. “Allah will be angry,” replied the intruder. “I'm sure you can find your way back to your camel,” said the woman. World wars have been started with less fuel. The intruder pulled the Luger and aerated some mildewed ceiling tiles. Bedlam continued. The terrorist walked calmly to a roped off dance floor and targeted a be-speckled senior dancing with his wife. He shot the senior through the head. Screams filled the air as blood squirted to the floor. Party goers stampeded to the exits of this fire house second floor, only to find the stairwell doors locked. The terrorist fired more shots into the ceiling. All fell silent.’ Keyes is a fine writer and has found a niche in the bizarre realm of science fiction/time travel – one with a terrific twist of humor and fun.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Riley

    This author is creative and witty, but has unfortunately allowed a few stereotypical and sexist descriptions to seep through what would otherwise be a brilliant book. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Seraphia

    Matching Configurations: Quantum Roots is book 3 in this book series by Kyle Keyes. I’ve not read the first two books by this author, so I can’t say whether they all interconnect seamlessly or not. I will admit that what drew me to this book was the humor that the author alludes to in the blurb. I will say this…this book does have a healthy dose of humor sprinkled throughout. The situations and moments that happen throughout this book are engaging and enjoyable. I giggled more than a few times a Matching Configurations: Quantum Roots is book 3 in this book series by Kyle Keyes. I’ve not read the first two books by this author, so I can’t say whether they all interconnect seamlessly or not. I will admit that what drew me to this book was the humor that the author alludes to in the blurb. I will say this…this book does have a healthy dose of humor sprinkled throughout. The situations and moments that happen throughout this book are engaging and enjoyable. I giggled more than a few times at the ridiculous moments that arise. The storyline IS engaging and has some really good moments. But this story isn’t perfect. The time traveling/hopping back and forth is really interesting. One minute we’re in the present and then the next moment we find ourselves thrown into the past reliving a historical moment. So this book is a mix of crazy historical fiction moments with touches of science fiction thrown in because it’s not like time travel just happens. I find the main character, which changes to different characters/personalities to be quite interesting. The other characters that the author gives us, side and a couple who take on a bigger role in the overall story, have their interesting moments, too. My issues with this book are that there are some serious editorial issues. There are conversations that the characters have texting conversations and it’s hard to follow whose talking/texting and when exactly it’s happening. I found it confusing trying to follow along. While I enjoyed the time-traveling aspects of this story, I would have liked it if there had been notifications of when it happens. Chapman becomes more than just one or two different characters, and it gets a bit hard to follow along. The author throws a lot at the reader and following it all flawlessly can be a bit of a challenge. This is a fun and enjoyable story, but I have to say that it needs a bit of work to really make it a good book. I don’t think that it’s necessary to have read the previous books in this series, so I can’t speak on that. I am going to rate this book 4 out of 5 stars. I enjoyed the humor and the historical time jumps. So if you like humor then this would be an interesting book to pick up.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Truly Trendy PR

    Matching Configurations: quantum Roots 3 by Kyle Keyes is science fiction novel. A well-written story with creative characters and a storyline that is sure to take you away to another world. This is a great book if you want a laugh and escape.

  5. 5 out of 5

    My Nightstand

    Whilst it is probably not absolutely necessary to read the first two in the Quantum Roots Series before reading the third instalment, but it will probably help you get into the flow of the narrative and understand the primary concepts that run through all three. Plus, if you do read the first two novels, you will already be well acquainted with our hero, Olan Chapman, and the hilarious Federal Agents, Jeremy and Alexis. Not since Hot Tub Time Machine, has humour and time travel come together so w Whilst it is probably not absolutely necessary to read the first two in the Quantum Roots Series before reading the third instalment, but it will probably help you get into the flow of the narrative and understand the primary concepts that run through all three. Plus, if you do read the first two novels, you will already be well acquainted with our hero, Olan Chapman, and the hilarious Federal Agents, Jeremy and Alexis. Not since Hot Tub Time Machine, has humour and time travel come together so well, with 'Matching Configurations' being Kyle Keyes funniest instalment yet. Keyes has once again managed to make quantum physics fun and exciting, with his engaging plot, non-stop action, and brilliant characters. Science fiction has never been so funny.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Valery

    Matching Configurations: quantum Roots 3 by Kyle Keyes is science fiction mixed with a hefty dose of humor. While some of the content is not really suitable for anyone under 18, the story is written well, and can certainly stand on its own, although it is a sequel. The time travel aspect is a bit confusing at times, going back and forth, but of course, that adds to the fun nature of the book. One minute you are reading a science fiction element, and next you are in the past in a historical momen Matching Configurations: quantum Roots 3 by Kyle Keyes is science fiction mixed with a hefty dose of humor. While some of the content is not really suitable for anyone under 18, the story is written well, and can certainly stand on its own, although it is a sequel. The time travel aspect is a bit confusing at times, going back and forth, but of course, that adds to the fun nature of the book. One minute you are reading a science fiction element, and next you are in the past in a historical moment. This takes some getting used to as you adjust to the pace and structure. The main character also seems to morph into different people, and again, this can be rather confusing to keep track of and digest. While an enjoyable read, some of the writing is a bit sexist, which may be off-putting to some. However, for a rollicking and unusual good time, this is a great book if you want a laugh and escape.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Litnigma Reviews

    I have previously read the first two books in the Quantum Roots series so I was super excited when the third in the series was released. Matching Configurations sees us back with Olan Chapman, the atypical hero as her returns to Earth as someone he used to be. As a lover of science, I have always loved the time travel elements and quantum physics references in the novel, but they aren't so heavy that someone with no knowledge won't be able to follow the plot. There are moments when you will laug I have previously read the first two books in the Quantum Roots series so I was super excited when the third in the series was released. Matching Configurations sees us back with Olan Chapman, the atypical hero as her returns to Earth as someone he used to be. As a lover of science, I have always loved the time travel elements and quantum physics references in the novel, but they aren't so heavy that someone with no knowledge won't be able to follow the plot. There are moments when you will laugh out loud as Kyle Keyes has a real gift for humour, and there are definitely are a few moments that are a bit risqué. But overall a great read.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Stephen R.

    Some of the content in this book is not meant for under-18 readers. Despite being the second sequel to a series, the light science fiction adventure can still be enjoyed as an independent book and makes for an easy read. Keyes provides a good amount of humor to the science, which will make you enjoy the book tremendously. The story is creative and witty with a bit of sexist and stereotypical descriptions. The character development is recommendable as Keyes develops some lovable characters who ar Some of the content in this book is not meant for under-18 readers. Despite being the second sequel to a series, the light science fiction adventure can still be enjoyed as an independent book and makes for an easy read. Keyes provides a good amount of humor to the science, which will make you enjoy the book tremendously. The story is creative and witty with a bit of sexist and stereotypical descriptions. The character development is recommendable as Keyes develops some lovable characters who are easy to identify with. The book is quite a page-turner, considering the fast-paced nature of the narration and the well-developed story. After reading the book, you will want to read the previous two books as it piques your interest.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Green Pastures

    It is so good to see the continuation of a really decent story progress through into further books. I enjoyed Kyle's first two 'Quantum Roots', and couldn't wait to re-visit Alex and Jeremy to see how the plot has thickened. The relationship between the two agents is highly entertaining and really drives the narrative for me. I enjoy the style of these books, the underlying theories are fascinating, and any readers interested in time-travel, doppel-gangers and de-ja-vu will revel in Kyle's ideas It is so good to see the continuation of a really decent story progress through into further books. I enjoyed Kyle's first two 'Quantum Roots', and couldn't wait to re-visit Alex and Jeremy to see how the plot has thickened. The relationship between the two agents is highly entertaining and really drives the narrative for me. I enjoy the style of these books, the underlying theories are fascinating, and any readers interested in time-travel, doppel-gangers and de-ja-vu will revel in Kyle's ideas. This book feels like it has more adult-themes, and explores Olan's escapades with elements of humour and darkness. A thoroughly enjoyable time-romp.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Dogandbone

    After I previously read the first two books in the Quantum Roots series I was really excited when I started the third in the series, and again I was not disappointed! Another excellent novel that kept me engaged from the first page. Again the plot was amazing, with the same strong and lovable characters that have really great personalities, a real page turner that I found extremely difficult to put down! As expected Keyes gave a fantastic end to this sci-fi/time travelling trilogy. Well done! I w After I previously read the first two books in the Quantum Roots series I was really excited when I started the third in the series, and again I was not disappointed! Another excellent novel that kept me engaged from the first page. Again the plot was amazing, with the same strong and lovable characters that have really great personalities, a real page turner that I found extremely difficult to put down! As expected Keyes gave a fantastic end to this sci-fi/time travelling trilogy. Well done! I would highly recommend reading the first two books in the series to get the most enjoyment. I will be recommending all three books to friends and family as you can gather I’m turning into a big Keyes fan!

  11. 5 out of 5

    Pat Eroh

    I have not read, nor can I find the first book but I loved this book. I laughed throughout the book and I thought it hilarious. I found it very interesting as well and enjoyed the storyline! I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Jessica LeVault

    Quantum Roots 3/ Matching Configurations is the last book in the Quantum Roots trilogy. We meet a new version of the vigilante and some of the characters that we met in the beginning now come into play more. Kyle Keyes’ flow and description keep you flying through all three books. The suspense of the team trying to catch the different versions of the vigilante are captivating. We see all of the factors that didn’t seem to make sense in the other two books come together in an excellent plot twist Quantum Roots 3/ Matching Configurations is the last book in the Quantum Roots trilogy. We meet a new version of the vigilante and some of the characters that we met in the beginning now come into play more. Kyle Keyes’ flow and description keep you flying through all three books. The suspense of the team trying to catch the different versions of the vigilante are captivating. We see all of the factors that didn’t seem to make sense in the other two books come together in an excellent plot twist. This series is great for any adult with a craving for adventure

  13. 4 out of 5

    Purple Flurple

    Hello! I am once again here to review a book in this ongoing series that is part Science Fiction, part Comedy. It is the return of the ever eluding Olan Chapman who has a special characteristic about him that makes him “Wanted” by our two romantically linked hero/heroine duo: Jeremy Wade and his boss, lover Alexis Grumman. Now I know from the Second part that Grumman is much older than Wade which enhances their sexualized combo for readers like me as I grew up with Dynasty’s Alexis who had a sim Hello! I am once again here to review a book in this ongoing series that is part Science Fiction, part Comedy. It is the return of the ever eluding Olan Chapman who has a special characteristic about him that makes him “Wanted” by our two romantically linked hero/heroine duo: Jeremy Wade and his boss, lover Alexis Grumman. Now I know from the Second part that Grumman is much older than Wade which enhances their sexualized combo for readers like me as I grew up with Dynasty’s Alexis who had a similar affair with Dex… Olan Chapman is forever transitioning into differing characters from American lore and his deeds are considered to be positive but not quite because his victims would be murdered by his very own hands. And that is deemed as villainous and negative and therefore the Feds are trying to loop him in for questioning and perhaps conduct experiments on him as to why he always changes form. Is it a psychological disorder or one of supernatural means? This question floats around in Wade and Grumman’s discussions when they sit down to examine their findings. I’ve fallen in love with this series over time. I find the humor to be addictive and reader-inducing. I was able to finish this book because of it. I always enjoy the exchanges that Jeremy does with his lover/boss Alexis. I have overlooked their age-difference due to their humor. I mean, there’s nothing wrong with the age gap it’s just that sometimes I feel sorry for Jeremy when Alexis speaks to him as if he’s a little, little boy instead of the man that he is… lol. I have to tell you that this book ends on a feel-good note but it also leaves you hanging on an edge because well, the outcome of it is reason enough for the author, Keyes, to write Part 4. There was not a great amount of violence with this one as part 2 did. But there is an inclusion of Islamic terrorists that made it flow with current events. I would recommend this comedic book to all the geeks and nerds out there like me. I think the subject matter is one for discussion among us as well as for laughter’s sake. I finished this book in three days but could have been shorter if I was not so busy with personal matters. I am grateful to this book for its humor because it made it a fun task to over with. I started this series with part 2 but I will try and get Part 1 to find out what really caused the elusive and Scientifc Law-defying Olan Chapman to become the way he is, how he is able to change form like a shape-shifter and why he does what he does by entering a situation at a dire time to set a good man free and put a villain to death.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Re:Views

    Another outstanding sequel to one of my favorite book series in recent years, Quantum Roots. Olaf Chapman is back again, this time with more humor, perhaps with a somewhat lighter-hearted approach, and a fantastic story that blew me away. The Quantum nature of the series has expanded out and is all the better for it. Think Back to the Future meets The Fifth Element, although that really doesn’t do justice to the series it will give you an idea what to expect. Author Keyes writing has come on ano Another outstanding sequel to one of my favorite book series in recent years, Quantum Roots. Olaf Chapman is back again, this time with more humor, perhaps with a somewhat lighter-hearted approach, and a fantastic story that blew me away. The Quantum nature of the series has expanded out and is all the better for it. Think Back to the Future meets The Fifth Element, although that really doesn’t do justice to the series it will give you an idea what to expect. Author Keyes writing has come on another step and I can’t wait to see what he will release next as I’ve now exhausted his current catalogue of work. A definite 5 stars.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Pegboard

    Matching Configurations: QUANTUM ROOTS III wraps up this series, though Kyle Keyes could bring the notorious Olan Chapman back into the spotlight when The Vigilante is needed. Agent Jeremy Wade continues to chase Olan and his various personalities around the country. While Agent Wade confronts danger on his special issued scooter, his boss and girlfriend General Alexis Grumman exercises her free spirit. This causes a riff in their relationship that may end with heartache. Olan is bonding with hi Matching Configurations: QUANTUM ROOTS III wraps up this series, though Kyle Keyes could bring the notorious Olan Chapman back into the spotlight when The Vigilante is needed. Agent Jeremy Wade continues to chase Olan and his various personalities around the country. While Agent Wade confronts danger on his special issued scooter, his boss and girlfriend General Alexis Grumman exercises her free spirit. This causes a riff in their relationship that may end with heartache. Olan is bonding with his previous life as Calvin Cannonball Cooper as they save Lower Elk County from terrorists. I love the banter between Agent Jeremy Wade and General Alexis Grumman. The personalities in the characters of Matching Configurations: QUANTUM ROOTS III makes this an extraordinary fictional read. Kyle Keyes weaves quantum zones, timewalls, and quarks into this novel to explain Olan's transformation into other persons. This novel moves quickly as agents are always a step behind Olan. You will find most of the same characters in all three books, which gives this a well developed story line. Overall, Kyle Keyes writes with a precision that applies all the elements of a compelling action fiction; an amazing plot, strong characters, and humor interlaced within the chase. This author is becoming one of my favorites.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Shandra Frecker

    Must-read book, so thought-provoking.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Inspector Clouseau

    Once again author Kyle Keyes has blown me away with another awesome Quantum Roots novel. QR III is the last book of the trilogy and in my opinion is the best one yet. I love how keyes keeps the funny moments going in this book. This series of books have been so addictive, and even more so as the series developed, and the humor in them at times had me laughing out loud. Keyes has taken technical yet funny science fiction to a new level. I can’t wait to see what he will be releasing next. 5 stars Once again author Kyle Keyes has blown me away with another awesome Quantum Roots novel. QR III is the last book of the trilogy and in my opinion is the best one yet. I love how keyes keeps the funny moments going in this book. This series of books have been so addictive, and even more so as the series developed, and the humor in them at times had me laughing out loud. Keyes has taken technical yet funny science fiction to a new level. I can’t wait to see what he will be releasing next. 5 stars from me for this classic sci-fi book.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Good Coffee Better Book

    I’m sad its over!! After loving Keyes previous novels I was not disappointed in this one either, other than there isn’t another one for me to jump right into This was another great plot that definitely left me hanging on to the end. A fast-paced and engaging plot with characters I fell in love with right from the start. Keyes continues to deliver and is fast becoming one of my favourite authors. I’ve already recommended the trilogy to my friends, and I’m guessing if you give kit a go you won’t be I’m sad its over!! After loving Keyes previous novels I was not disappointed in this one either, other than there isn’t another one for me to jump right into This was another great plot that definitely left me hanging on to the end. A fast-paced and engaging plot with characters I fell in love with right from the start. Keyes continues to deliver and is fast becoming one of my favourite authors. I’ve already recommended the trilogy to my friends, and I’m guessing if you give kit a go you won’t be disappointed either.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Winking

    Quantum Roots III Matching Configurations is the last book in the Quantum Roots trilogy. Kyle Keys has again written another amazing novel, I love this author, his writing style, the humor he injects in his novels and the creative way in which he portrays his characters is just brilliant. If you haven't yet read the previous twos Quantum Roots books then I suggest you add them to your must read list. Definitely recommended. 5 stars.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Honey Bee

    After I previously read the first two books in the Quantum Roots series I was really excited when I started the third in the series, and again I was not disappointed! Another excellent novel that kept me engaged from the first page. Again the plot was amazing, with the same strong and lovable characters that have really great personalities, a real page turner that I found extremely difficult to put down! As expected Keyes gave a fantastic end to this sci-fi/time travelling trilogy. Well done! I w After I previously read the first two books in the Quantum Roots series I was really excited when I started the third in the series, and again I was not disappointed! Another excellent novel that kept me engaged from the first page. Again the plot was amazing, with the same strong and lovable characters that have really great personalities, a real page turner that I found extremely difficult to put down! As expected Keyes gave a fantastic end to this sci-fi/time travelling trilogy. Well done! I would highly recommend reading the first two books in the series to get the most enjoyment. I will be recommending all three books to friends and family as you can gather I’m turning into a big Keyes fan!

  21. 5 out of 5

    Cat on the Mat

    The final instalment in the Quantum Roots trilogy absolutely blew me away. Often sci-fi can get bogged down in too many details that can detract from the overall plot, but Kyle Keyes avoided such a pit-fall with clever use of characters that were engaging and often hilarious, and the end result was an epic trilogy that kept me on the edge of my seat. Keyes has rapidly become one of my new favourite authors, and I’ll be first in line to check out his future releases.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Luis Humberto Molinar Márquez

    [English review + Reseña en español] Quantum Roots II: Matching Configurations, by Kyle Keyes Create Space. 2020 176 pages Genre / Tematics: Novel / Police + Light Science Fiction + Action + Humor Matching Configurations is the third episode in this series focused on the persecution of a vigilante (known as El Vigilante) by federal agents from the Department of Paranormal Affairs. In this installment, Olan Chapman, the computer genius once famous for having survived (twice) the Horshoe Falls, a fire, [English review + Reseña en español] Quantum Roots II: Matching Configurations, by Kyle Keyes Create Space. 2020 176 pages Genre / Tematics: Novel / Police + Light Science Fiction + Action + Humor Matching Configurations is the third episode in this series focused on the persecution of a vigilante (known as El Vigilante) by federal agents from the Department of Paranormal Affairs. In this installment, Olan Chapman, the computer genius once famous for having survived (twice) the Horshoe Falls, a fire, a jump from a bridge, a car accident, and so far also the leggy and dominant Lieutenant General Alexis Grumman and his clueless motorized assistant Jeremy Wade, plays Calvin Benjamin "Cannonball" Cooper, a member of the cavalry, an expert in cannonballs, gunpowder weapons and knife-throwing, who participated in 1836 in the famous battle of the Alamo, Texas. The style of this novel totally follows the lines of the two previous episodes: El Vigilante kills criminals and abusers left and right, while Alexis and Jeremy keep trying to find him, this time with a new ace up their sleeves: a team of special forces known as The Invisible Six. The persecution hardly progresses between scenes of jealousy, quantum and psychological theories, the usual humor of the series and —as guest characters— a terrorist group disguised as respectable artists. The two theories that purport to explain the presence of El Vigilante, on the one hand as a product of the exchange and entanglement of particles traveling through wormholes, and on the other as a psychiatric disorder, remain quite interesting, to say the least. On the other hand, the constant repetition of past events, although it could be useful for some reader who has skipped the first two parts (or has read them while being on the other side of the Timewall), seems to me somewhat annoying; I would rather have simple allusions to events without going into so much detail. Although there are still truly hilarious scenes, some routines have been so used throughout this series (Jeremy explaining to people that his scooter is not such, for example) that they honestly feel worn out. Finally, the main characters are well defined and quite identifiable, but like the persecution, I feel them somewhat stagnant: throughout three books they have practically not changed as people and their interpersonal relationships have hardly advanced. ------- Quantum Roots III: Matching Configurations, por Kyle Keyes Create Space. 2020 176 páginas. Género / Temática: Novela policiaca + ciencia ficción ligera + acción + humor Matching Configurations es el tercer episodio de esta serie enfocada en la persecución de un justiciero conocido como El Vigilante por parte de los agentes federales del Departamento de Asuntos Paranormales. En esta entrega, Olan Chapman, el genio de las computadoras otrora famoso por haber sobrevivido (dos veces) a la catarata Horshoe, a un incendio, un salto desde un puente, un accidente automovilístico y hasta ahora también a la piernuda y dominante Teniente General Alexis Grumman y a su despistado asistente motorizado Jeremy Wade, encarna a Calvin Benjamin "Cannonball" Cooper, un miembro de la caballería, experto en balas de cañón, armas de pólvora y lanzamiento de cuchillos, que participara en 1836 en la famosísima batalla de El Álamo, Texas. El estilo de esta novela sigue totalmente la línea de los dos anteriores episodios: El Vigilante mata delincuentes y abusivos a diestra y siniestra mientras que Alexis y Jeremy siguen tratando de dar con él, esta vez con un nuevo as bajo la manga: un equipo de fuerzas especiales conocido como Los Seis Invisibles. La persecución avanza apenas entre escenas de celos, teorías cuánticas y psicológicas, el humor habitual de la serie y —como personajes invitados— un grupo terrorista disfrazado de respetables artistas. Las dos teorías que pretenden explicar la presencia de El Vigilante, por un lado como producto del entrecruzamiento de partículas que viajan a través de hoyos de gusano, y por el otro como un desorden psiquiátrico, siguen siendo bastante interesantes, por decir lo menos. Por otra parte, la repetición constante de eventos pasados, si bien podría ser útil para algún lector que se hubiera saltado las primeras dos partes (o las hubiera leído estando del otro lado del Murotiempo), me parece un tanto molesta; preferiría que se hicieran alusiones simples a los eventos, sin entrar tanto en detalles. Aunque sigue habiendo escenas verdaderamente hilarantes, algunas rutinas han sido tan usadas a lo largo de esta serie (Jeremy explicándole a la gente que su motoneta no es tal, por ejemplo) que sinceramente se sienten desgastadas. Finalmente, los personajes principales están bien definidos y son bastante identificables, pero al igual que la persecución, los siento algo estancados: a lo largo de tres libros prácticamente no han cambiado como personas y sus relaciones interpersonales han avanzado apenas nada.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Lenor

    First of all I need to tell you that in order to truly understand this series, I really advise that you read the previous books, the author always manages to give us books that can be read as stand alone, but If you want the true experience in this paranormal/mystery/thriller/science-fiction genre, you need to understand each character. Chapman as we´ve seen in the past is the one that keeps moving between past and present, he’s the hero that changes personalities and makes agents Grumman and Wad First of all I need to tell you that in order to truly understand this series, I really advise that you read the previous books, the author always manages to give us books that can be read as stand alone, but If you want the true experience in this paranormal/mystery/thriller/science-fiction genre, you need to understand each character. Chapman as we´ve seen in the past is the one that keeps moving between past and present, he’s the hero that changes personalities and makes agents Grumman and Wade have such a hard time trying to figure out his next move. The relationship between Jeremy and Alexis is quite entertaining this time. In my opinion, Kyle Keyes found a new genre mixing all these elements and making a great story for us to get out the box of the genres you usually read, so if you’re looking of something completely different that captures your attention and keeps you on the edge for more, well this series is for you.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Julie Barrett

    Quantum Roots 3: Matching Configurations by Kyle Keyes I was a bit disappointed in this book because it summed up the previous books I've read from the author and then more of the story. I felt like I've already read 3/4 of the book, which is quoted word for word on some of the vigilante's whereabouts. Like the things the feds have figured out with help from the invisible 6 and many others from the previous books and that there are really 4 of them, one body though and that's explained. Like hearin Quantum Roots 3: Matching Configurations by Kyle Keyes I was a bit disappointed in this book because it summed up the previous books I've read from the author and then more of the story. I felt like I've already read 3/4 of the book, which is quoted word for word on some of the vigilante's whereabouts. Like the things the feds have figured out with help from the invisible 6 and many others from the previous books and that there are really 4 of them, one body though and that's explained. Like hearing what the vigilante has brought back from his travels from other eras that he uses in present day. Very familiar with the characters and their quirks as new material is given to us on where they can locate the vigilante. They are so close so many times...

  25. 5 out of 5

    Tweety Reads

    I thought after reading Worm Holes that would be the ultimate book in the trilogy but I’m delighted to have enjoyed Matching Configurations just as much. Protagonist vigilante Olaf Chapman is still hotly pursued by Agent Wade. Some excellent dialogue really carries the story along and scenes flew by as I got more and more wrapped up in the conclusion of the Quantum Roots trilogy. This was a real break with convention as Keyes let his imagination run wild, and the result, a sci-fi trilogy that wi I thought after reading Worm Holes that would be the ultimate book in the trilogy but I’m delighted to have enjoyed Matching Configurations just as much. Protagonist vigilante Olaf Chapman is still hotly pursued by Agent Wade. Some excellent dialogue really carries the story along and scenes flew by as I got more and more wrapped up in the conclusion of the Quantum Roots trilogy. This was a real break with convention as Keyes let his imagination run wild, and the result, a sci-fi trilogy that will long live in memory, and I bet plenty other readers too.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Peaches

    Matching Configurations is the third book of the comical sci-fi series Quantum Roots and while it is not necessary to read the other 2 books before I highly recommend them. The combination of time travel and comedy is a unique element that you don't see very often. The characters are interesting and very well scripted, especially the interactions between the federal agents that made me laugh out loud. The story as always is fast paced and the concept and theories are very clever.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Merle Genuario

  28. 4 out of 5

    Suzanna Winkfield

  29. 4 out of 5

    Sally Pigman

  30. 5 out of 5

    Georgianne Goad

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