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Dark Matter: A Novel (2017)

by Blake Crouch

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A mindbending, relentlessly surprising thriller from the author of the bestselling Wayward Pines trilogy. "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.   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.… (more)
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Another great novel by Blake Crouch, definitely a page turner, original thoughts and ideas, maintains the interest. ( )
  Craftybilda | Jun 1, 2024 |
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  LLonaVahine | May 22, 2024 |
Not a bad story, but it never completely grabbed my interest. The audiobook wasn't a bad way to pass the time, though. ( )
  zeronetwo | May 14, 2024 |
I read this book in 2 days, which I never do. All the while I was thinking “The science is wrong. Decoherence doesn’t need a conscious observer”, “The so-called super-intelligent protagonist is an idiot. I knew what was going on by chapter 3. Why doesn’t he?”, “Too much drinking and getting drunk. Is the author an alcoholic?”, “Not ANOTHER sex scene (yawn)”.
Despite the above, I enjoyed it. I cared about the characters. It is very well written. Some say the ending is lame. I couldn’t think of a better way to end it. ( )
1 vote darrow | May 13, 2024 |
Disappointing sci-fi novel of the year. Great premise, mind-boggingly lame ending. In the middle, some fun and tons of wasted occasions. ( )
  Elanna76 | May 2, 2024 |
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Blake Crouchprimary authorall editionscalculated
Berr, KlausTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Brand, ChristopherCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Clarcq, HilaryIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lindstrom, JonNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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For anyone who has wondered what their life might look like at the end of the road not taken.
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I love Thursday nights.
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A mindbending, relentlessly surprising thriller from the author of the bestselling Wayward Pines trilogy. "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.   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.

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Regrets and what-ifs /
Define a life the same /
As the choices made
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