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  • Unique concept

    Wow! This was such a unique concept that was executed in a completely entertaining manner. I knew that I wanted to read this book as soon as I saw that it was being published. I was very impressed with Blake Crouch's Dark Matter and I wanted to see if this new book would be as entertaining. Once I really started reading this book, I didn't want to stop. I really had a great time with this one. Helena is a scientist. She has made a chair that she hopes will preserve memories for individuals with Alzheimer's or other ailments that produce problems with memory. Her chair ends up doing something a bit more. This chair has the ability to propel individuals back into their memories. Unfortunately, everyone connected to the events that are changed is left with memories of both timelines. Barry is a New York City police officer. He has been dealing with a lot of cases of False Memory Syndrome while on the job and he decides to look into the phenomena a bit further. He has no idea what is really going on but what he learns shocks him. I found the entire premise of this book to be very well done. It was somewhat complicated and I found myself really trying to figure out how things would work out. I think that the characters' desperation to change events and correct mistakes was perfectly illustrated and I couldn't help but cheer them on. I think that this story really proved how big of an impact even a small change in our lives can make and how important our memories are. I would highly recommend this book to others. This was a very thought-provoking journey filled with fantastic characters and a lot of emotion. I cannot wait to read more from this wonderful author! I received a digital review copy of this book from Crown Publishing via NetGalley.

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  • A mindblowing tour de force!

    A wealthy megalomaniac who came from the gutter: Marcus Slade. A well-intentioned and ambitious neuroscientist who wants to implement a technology to preserve memories for Alzheimer's patients. A New York City detective who stumbles into the nightmare of the False Memory Syndrome. They all interact in RECURSION, one of the most extraordinary books I have ever read! It surpasses even Mr. Crouch's fantastic DARK MATTER! RECURSION is Groundhog Day and The Matrix on steroids and hallucinogens! "Memory...the filter between us and reality". "What time did we do the experiment tomorrow?: this is what this book is about!. Who are we without our memories? ARE we? As a philosophy student, I fell in love with Plato, Augustine, and Martin Heidegger for their works on perception of reality, but especially time and the self in conjunction with time. There is no real present; as soon as we realise it has occurred, it's already in the past. Does time exist without memories? Time is insubstantial, and memories are ours to know, to remember. Or in the case of RECURSION, are they? As a rule, I don't like time travel, yet I had loved the author's Dark Matter and RECURSION is even better; Blake Crouch is a genius, there are no two ways about it! The voyage that is RECURSION is so extraordinary, I knew that the ending wouldn't matter to me one way or the other. It is utterly mesmerising, and the best novel I have read in ages. Towards the end of Book One, I had to take a short mental break, because WHOA! I almost felt like crying because I couldn't finish the book in one stretch, and yet RECURSION is so exhausting, I don't think I could have. It felt as if Philip K. Dick and my favourite philosophers had come together, in one timeline, to write a technothriller! And I can't think of anything better. The plot twists, especially the first huge one, made me gasp and re-read to make sure I hadn't misunderstood, and that was the first "Wow, what?!" of many. I can't believe how incredibly original, exhilarating, and terrifying RECURSION is. It's super fast-paced, not a word is wasted as you follow the story, and think, think, think, and try not to forget and process what's happening. I honestly can't imagine how Blake Crouch was able to sustain the suspense, the pace, and how he didn't get confused. I was enthralled and simultaneously impressed with the author's ingenuity and research. RECURSION belongs on my keeper shelf forever. The mind boggles at what Blake Crouch will think of next, but I'm already waiting with bated breath.

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  • Total mind bender!

    What an absolute mind binder! This book took me on a journey from point A to point B in a way I never saw coming. I have never been so invested in a story before. Filled with characters that absolutely jumped from the pages as their dreams, desires, fears and failures consumed me. ”Life is nothing how he expected it would be when he was young and living under the delusion that things could be controlled. Nothing ca be controlled. Only endured.” I thought I knew what I was getting into when I began this book. Now that I’ve finished it, I wonder how the heck this author did this to me. I definitely feel as if I’ve been tossed out into the universe, reeled back in, only to be tossed out again, repeatedly. While my brain feels like mush and I’m sure I’ll have a book hangover, I already want to jump into this world again and again. This is a story that will captivate you from the first page to the last. I do not consider this a romance, although there is a wonderful romance that runs through a portion of this story, one that actually made my heart beat faster because of what these characters had to endure. It’s actually one of the most beautiful tales of love I’ve ever read when you break the story down. I urge you to go in blind with nothing but the blurb to guide you. If sci-fi, super science stories are your thing, you definitely need to look into this one. If sci-fi, super science, and a love that lasts through the ages is your thing, you need to one click immediately. I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book provided by NetGalley and Crown Publishing. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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  • Groundhog Day goes thermonuclear

    If Michael Crichton wrote Groundhog Day, plus Blake’s signature flavour of action. Mr. Crouch deserves respect.

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  • Loved it!

    And it's another great one from Blake Crouch. How this author manages to take a mind-bending concept and make it readily accessible for even non-science-minded folk like myself, I don't know. But he did it with Dark Matter, and has done it again here, and it's wonderful. This time he's tackling time travel and memory, and yes, he connects them so that they make almost perfect sense. I'm sure if I sat and tried I could probably poke holes in some of his plot points (or more likely, just confuse myself completely!) but I chose to just roll with the happenings in the book, and it was a terrific ride. It's full of interesting and complex characters that I cared about, and while the pace isn't quite breakneck, it moves along nicely. In short, I highly recommend this one. My thanks to Netgalley and Crown Publishing for providing a copy for an unbiased review.

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