Book Review: Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

“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.

From the author of the bestselling Wayward Pines trilogy, Dark Matter is a brilliantly plotted tale that is at once sweeping and intimate, mind-bendingly strange and profoundly human—a relentlessly surprising science-fiction thriller about choices, paths not taken, and how far we’ll go to claim the lives we dream of.

DARK MATTER by Blake Crouch was my second pick for #2018FWTBRPick for the month of October – this is my way of trying to take care of my uncontrollable TBR this year and you can read about it all HERE. 

Jason Dessen has a content and peaceful life – a beautiful wife he adores; a job that fulfills him and a teenage son, the light of his life.

He is a bright college professor of physics – while he has yet to make any mark in the scientific field of physics – he still believes that he is content with his life. So what if his life went into total opposite way of the way he thought it would.

From the start of the book; one can hear the regrets in Jason’s mind; however faint they might be – they do come to the forefront when he goes out for a drink one night to celebrate the award of a friend from college – an award Jason could have achieved if he hadn’t made the choices he did.

The beauty of this book lies in the shock and awe the plot delivers right from the start itself – there was no way I could have kept the book down after starting it!

This book is one that you need to go into believing in the blurb itself – go in blind, and let the story and the brilliant talent of the author in hooking in the readers with the fast – paced plot, the writing style with a gorgeous writing style.

Dark Matter, also makes you question some very elemental issues – “What Would You Do For Your Family?” and “How Far Are You Willing to Go If You Got The Chance To Undo The Decisions That You Took?”

These questions and more, to be honest, kept swirling around in my head while I was reading the book – it is a book that questions your decisions in life and understand the consequences – but it will also make you wish that you never should answer the question of “what if”.

⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ .25


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