Title: Dark Matter
Author: Blake Crouch
Published in English: 2016
Dansk titel: Dark Matter
Dansk Udgivelsesår: 2017
Finished Reading: March 2019
Genre: Science Fiction
This is my personal review without spoilers of the actual plot.
Jason Dessen is walking home through the chilly Chicago streets one night, looking forward to a quiet evening in front of the fireplace with his wife, Daniela, and their son, Charlie—when his reality shatters.
It starts with a man in a mask kidnapping him at gunpoint, for reasons Jason can’t begin to fathom—what would anyone want with an ordinary physics professor?—and grows even more terrifying from there, as Jason’s abductor injects him with some unknown drug and watches while he loses consciousness.
When Jason awakes, he’s in a lab, strapped to a gurney—and a man he’s never seen before is cheerily telling him “welcome back!”
Jason soon learns that in this world he’s woken up to, his house is not his house. His wife is not his wife. His son was never born.
And someone is hunting him.
If you like science fiction mixed with a love story that can knock your socks off, this book is one for you. If you like books that are different from your typical story, this one is for you. Overall, this is probably one of the most exciting books I’ve read. Right off the bat it’s different, and within minutes your swept up in the story.
I like our main character; he is relatable and likeable. The author has really done something extraordinary regarding both plot, world building, development and character creation. Some of the sentences may come about as a little different than what you’re used to, but after a while you adjust the quirkiness of that, and it actually works better for the book this way.
if you were to ask me which books this resembles, I wouldn’t be able to ask, because this is so unique and reviewing this without spoiling it, is damn near impossible. I am so grateful to have been able to get this experience, this is what literature is all about. I wish I had had the ability to create this type of work, since it’s such a perfect balance between so many different genres, and it works. Everything in this book works
The author is so skilled, I’m actually jealous.
It’s worth it.
If you didn’t like it, maybe a different version of you did like it.
If I had any say, I’d say this book deserves all the rewards out there. Not only was it educational, it was truly inspiring and helped me perceive the world and my existing in this universe differently. Read it, can’t proclaim that enough. Worth every second. If I hadn’t been in need of sleep, I would have finished it in one reading.