We’re more than the sum total of our choices, that all the paths we might have taken factor somehow into the math of our identity
I haven’t read anything by Blake Crouch before. I did start on the Wayward Pines novels, but never got through the first couple of pages. But once I started on Dark Matter I was intrigued and stayed like that until I was finished.
Book Review: Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
Title & Author: Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
Genre: Mystery, Science-Fiction
Release Date: July 26 2016
“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.
I give Dark Matter by Blacke Crouch five out of five hearts, I loved it and just felt like reading all the time. The whole time I was intrigued from the first pages on and it kept being interesting. Only the last few pages felt like it could be a bit shorter there. But this was not a big deal.
Jason Dessen is really convincing as the man who is thrust into this adventure. His reactions are so natural and that keeps it real and interesting. I felt the same about Jason 2. The reasons on why Jason 2 does the things he does are real and people will relate to it.
There is some romance, due to Jason having a wife, Daniela, and him wanting to get back to her. She is there through out every one of his lifes, but always slightly different.
That is one of the things that I felt kept me from stopping to read, it felt so real. Everybody wonders sometimes what would have happened if they had made a different choice at some point in their lives.
The story actually made me think about some of my own choices and wonder about them. Not that I am so worried about how my life would have been if I had not done some of the things I ended up doing. Because I am really happy with my life and even though it is not always fun. I do love it!
But on the topic of the book. I loved that too. Even though it is science-fiction and so not real, it felt very realistic and there were no plot holes or inconsistencies that could bother me.
Overall Dark Matter is a great novel if you love science-fiction. And the romance is not too heavy and it felt real whenever Daniela and Jason are together, in any life.
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