Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

This book is classed as a technological thriller, though it really blends multiple genres--love story, science fiction, speculative fiction, philosophy, action--you name it.  It is simply written (no flowery prose or long exposition), but if you are willing to immerse yourself in it and suspend disbelief, it will blow your mind.  Once you immerse yourself in this book, you simply have to find out what happens next and you'll stay with it till it's completed...forgetting whatever else you had in mind to accomplish.

Jason Dessen is knocked unconscious by a masked abductor and awakens strapped to a gurney, surrounded by strangers in Hazmat suits, where a man Jason's never met smiles down at him and says, "Welcome back, my friend."  In this world, Jason's life is not the one he knows .  His wife is not his wife.  His son was never born.  He's not an ordinary college physics professor, but a genius who has achieved something remarkable.  Something impossible.

Which life is the real one, and which is the dream? Can he make it back to the family he loves and the life he remembers as real?

The answers to these questions will involve an expansion of your brain cells and a tugging of your heart strings.  It makes you think about life, and family, little things and big things, and the path not taken, as well as the choices we make.  It is like falling down the rabbit hole...but wow...what an enjoyable read.  While reading, I kept thinking this would make a great movie, and voila I just read where it is in production.  People will be talking about this book and seeking out the film.  Jump on the bandwagon now. 

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