Blogmas Day 3: Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

Whoa. Where did November go?? The past month has been so busy for me, doing what, I don’t even know! Work and holidays and just fall frolicking in general. And now we’re three days into December. Wow. Of course I’ve been reading the entire time, I just took a little step back from blogging. But now I’m back and it feels so good!

For now, I want to share my thoughts on Dark Matter by Blake Crouch. Just as a caution, this review may contain swearing (or edited swearing), as this book was an absolute mind f**k! And I mean that in the best of ways.

So yes, I heard that this book was worth a read before I picked it up. I didn’t know too much about it or the author, but I was seeing it everywhere when it released. Took me a while to actually get to reading it, though, and I AM SO GLAD I DID! I listened to the audio book and it was fantastic. 

27833670Honestly, this book reminded me a little bit of Timeline by Michael Chrichton, in that it was so well-written and (Timeline is one of my all-time favorite books) has a strong mix of science fiction and thriller and it really plays with your head and makes you think “MAN, what if this could really happen?!” Unlike Timeline, though, rather than travelling to the historical past, in Dark Matter, main character Jason Dessen is a physicist who has learned to travel to different worlds, more or less. Alternate timelines of his own life, if you will. He finds himself battling, well, himself basically, as he struggles with the question “What if I had made choice Z in stead of choice A?”

I will leave it at that so as to not spoil anything. The concepts in this book will spin your head around several times and leave you questioning your entire existence. This is absolutely the type of thriller that I love to read. It wasn’t too overwhelmingly scientific, but just enough to where I could keep up and get excited about ideas and plots and characters and action. I LOVED it and highly recommend it!

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