It’s like eating a sandwich-the science is the bread, and the ham and cheese are the humor and simplistic writing.
Title: Dark Matter
Author: Blake Crouch
Genre: Science Fiction
“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.
Honestly? Pretty good, I must admit. Nowhere near those five, glimmering stars, but still worth the read. The science was entertaining, and it was great at some parts.
The beginning was really well-written, and I kept excitedly turning pages UNTIL the end rolled around. The last couple chapters were…meh. They lost their steam and became a bit confusing. It was quite peculiar, if I must admit. I’d give it four stars.
Okay, so Jason needs to take a step back, because he’s honestly sounding like he walked out of TFIOS. He sounds like a teenager when he speaks, which is fine when reading, but a forty-year-old could possibly have a more defined voice.
In the end, there were all of the Jasons in one dimension, right? So, yeah, that became really problematic, resulting in an ending that Blake probably came up with on deadline. So why was it our Jason got his wife? Tbh, if they were all the same, he’d’ve met his match or been outsmarted.