Friday, February 17, 2017

Review: Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

Title: Dark Matter
Author: Blake Crouch
Release Date: July 26, 2016
Publisher: Broadway Books
Genre: Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Thriller & Suspense
Source: Amazon

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A mindbending, relentlessly surprising thriller from the author of the bestselling Wayward Pines trilogy

“Are you happy with your life?” 

Those are the last words Jason Dessen hears before the masked abductor knocks him unconscious. 

Before he awakens to find himself strapped to a gurney, surrounded by strangers in hazmat suits. 

Before a man Jason’s never met smiles down at him and says, “Welcome back, my friend.”  

In this world he’s woken up to, Jason’s life is not the one he knows. His wife is not his wife. His son was never born. And Jason is not an ordinary college physics professor, but a celebrated genius who has achieved something remarkable. Something impossible.

Is it this world or the other that’s the dream? And even if the home he remembers is real, how can Jason possibly make it back to the family he loves? The answers lie in a journey more wondrous and horrifying than anything he could’ve imagined—one that will force him to confront the darkest parts of himself even as he battles a terrifying, seemingly unbeatable foe.

Dark Matter is a brilliantly plotted tale that is at once sweeping and intimate, mind-blindingly strange and profoundly human—a relentlessly surprising science-fiction thriller about choices, paths not taken, and how far we’ll go to claim the lives we dream of.

I tried a sample of this book and ended up buying it because I had to know how the story ended. The way it captured my attention with all the little details of Jason’s life and how played out. I can’t go into too much detail without spoiling the whole book but believe me when I say that you must read this one. I went into this one with no expectations and not knowing much about science or biology except for the basics.

The writing was extremely captivating and I couldn’t put the book down. I hadn’t found a book like this that had drawn me in a long time. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

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