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  • 22 person found this review helpful

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    Just read this one!

    I loved this book. I picked this one up when I was really hoping to pull myself out of a reading slump...and it worked. You would think that I could easily write a nice gushy review of the wonderful story but I am finding it really hard to write a review because I am determined not to spoil this story for anyone else. I think that I thought that there would be some elements of horror in the story. I was wrong. This is really a science fiction story. I don't read a lot of science fiction but I really enjoyed this one. It made me think about things. There is really a whole world of possibilities presented in this story and while I realize that it is a work of fiction, it was really fun to imagine all of the scenerios. This story follows Jason. Jason is really a pretty normal guy. He is married with a teenage son. He is a professor at the local college and is really pretty happy with his life. I thought that Jason was a really solid character. He was pretty easy to get behind and I found myself really caring about him. I was cheering for him until the very end of the story and wanted to see him succeed. I loved the writing. This book was pretty fast paced and I found it really hard to put down. I read the whole book from cover to cover in less than 24 hours because I couldn't get it out of my head. I needed to read just one more chapter...and we all know how that goes. The book flowed largely due to the wonderful storytelling. The unbelievable became believable and the lines between fiction and fact blurred. I would highly recommend this book to fans of science fiction. I think anyone looking for something a little different may enjoy this one as well. I have read a couple of books that Blake Crouch co-authored and I enjoyed those but I do think that I prefer his solo efforts a bit more. I definitely plan to read more from this author very soon. I received a copy of this book from Crown Publishing via NetGalley for the purpose of providing an honest review.
  • 16 person found this review helpful

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    Totally Different Sci Fi

    Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Science fiction isn’t usually my choice, but blended with a little philosophy, this was really, really good! Jason Dessen, a physics professor, leads a happy life. One night, he is knocked unconscious by a man in a geisha mask, and he awakens to find himself surrounded by people in hazmat suits. He soon realizes that this is an alternate universe and while he’s still Jason, he’s Jason the genius physicist who has created something mindbending. Something that transports you to not just an alternate universe, but a multiverse, with all the paths your life would have taken if your choices were different. Jason needs to get back to his “real” life, and the return trip is fantastical, strange, horrifying, terrifying. Unfortunately, I can’t say more than that or it would spoil the story. It will make you think about where you are in life, where you could be in life, what you want or need and why, and what lengths would you go to in order to keep, or regain, what you have. Do you really know all your facets? The story is sometimes hard to comprehend, but if you just go with the flow, it does keep you engaged. The writing is in that new simplistic style that seems to be gaining popularity: It’s like this. Page. After page. Sometimes. Drives me crazy. Well, it makes for a fairly quick read that will keep you turning the page for more. With all the action and special effects, I see this becoming a movie soon. “IF THERE ARE INFINITE WORLDS, HOW DO I FIND THE ONE THAT IS UNIQUELY, SPECIFICALLY MINE?”
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    Dark Matter is beyond fantastic

    Brilliant page turner! Loved every minute that I was immersed into this story. Couldn't put the book down till I was finished
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    One of the best books read

    An Amazing read! A great story that keeps twisting and surprising.
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    Almost didn't make 3 stars

    ReMany details are absolutely unnecessary. Dude walked. Dude stooped. His heart beat. Then slowed down. A woman. Two teenage boys. A young girl. Eyes closed. Not moving. Their faces blue and emaciated. Creamed corn. Kidney beans. Black beans. Whole, peeled tomatoes. Soups. Peaches. Space. Fillers. That staccato form of writing was initially just a bit irritating then it got real awful. Made me really want to hate the book. But, somehow, the story managed to get through, along with the science, and, I can forgive the bulk-making tactics that the author employed. Made it easy to skim, to read, if you think about it. I like the story. I like the science. I like the romance. My heart pounded. I didn't see that ending. Ouroboros? I will get his June 2019 release (Recursion?). I will read Recursion. I should also watch Wayward Pines. I'm out.
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