Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Dark Matter - 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.

My thoughts:
It was not amazing, but at the same time I could not put it down. I started reading it, and then I finished it. It was just impossible to put down, I needed to know what would happen.

It's about Jason who gets knocked out and wakes up in a strange place. And I was all wtf happened? A parallel universe? Cos here he is not married, he has no son, and he spent his life following his passion in science.

And that is the whole deal, wtf happened? What is this? And when he tries to find out, well then it got even more impossible to put down. And then it got real crazy.

Conclusion:
So there was something in the story that just pulls you in. I can still not say it's amazing. BUT it's amazing in the fact how it makes you unable to stop reading....strange really.

Cover
meh

Hardcover, 352 pages
Published August 11th 2016 by Macmillan
Fiction / sci-fi /suspense
Library

52 comments:

Melanie Simmons (mlsimmons) said...

This does sound like a interesting story. I remember seeing a review for it at some point a while ago. I remember thinking that I wanted to try it, but I haven't yet. Hopefully, one day.

Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

Nadene @Ttly Addicted 2 Reading said...

Great review. I have seen this book around and hear great things about it. Still not sure if it is for me.

bermudaonion said...

The fact that you couldn't stop reading says a lot!

Blodeuedd said...

There is always one day :)

LilyElement said...

I have this one but haven't read it yet!

Blodeuedd said...

It was....I have not idea

Blodeuedd said...

True

Geybie's Book Blog said...

I did plan to give it a try after reading some great reviews for it. I love the sound of it and might give it a try someday. Anyway, awesome review. Thanks for sharing. :)
Your review really makes me even more curious. :)

Lily B said...

I enjoyed it, I thought it was a quick fun read and it does pull you in. I couldn't stop reading it as well

Unknown said...

I've read several of his books and they are all like that. You can't put them down.

Anonymous said...

I agree. I loved this book, even though I knew it wasn't perfect, but it completely sucked me in and I couldn't put it down even if I tried.

~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

Blodeuedd said...

I hope u like it

Blodeuedd said...

It was strangely compelling

Blodeuedd said...

:)

Blodeuedd said...

There is just something about them

Blodeuedd said...

Same feeling then :)

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

Oh I was curious about this one. Can't put down is good enough for me, even if it isn't amazing.

Heidi@Rainy Day Ramblings said...

I want to check it out now because I want a book that will completely suck me in. Going to see if the library has an audio version

Mary Kirkland said...

I like finding a story that is crazy and I just have to know what happens.

Blodeuedd said...

:)

Blodeuedd said...

I hope that you find it

Karen said...

Someone sent me this but it's not my kind of book so I passed it on to my MIL and she loved it - everyone started raving and I had regrets lol

For What It's Worth

Yvonne said...

This sounds intriguing.

Carole's Random Life in Books said...

Oh yes...this was definitely one of those books that are impossible to put down.

Joyousreads said...

Right? it's the most annoying thing. having to keep flipping the pages until you find out what happens to him! I did love this more than you, though. :) Still. Soooo addictive.

Sophia Rose said...

I agree, the amazement is in how it pulls you in in spite of not being perfect. I love all the mystery about his life and the stranger. I'll have to add this one to the list.

Greg said...

Oh I loved this one! And man it does get crazy towards the end doesn't it lol? I agree, though, they couldn't give it a better cover than this???

Blodeuedd said...

Then you would like it

Blodeuedd said...

I did not love it. But I still could not out it down

Blodeuedd said...

:)

Blodeuedd said...

It was so strange

Blodeuedd said...

Heh, yeah I did not love it, still I read it in a sitting

Blodeuedd said...

That whole journey, omg, very good

Blodeuedd said...

So crazy! I was all whaaaaat

Unknown said...

This sounds interesting. I have never read this author but maybe I should!

Keertana said...

I couldn't put this book down either! Great review!

Chris said...

*waves*

Blodeuedd said...

I watched a tv series made from his books

Blodeuedd said...

:)

Blodeuedd said...

:D

Anna (herding cats-burning soup) said...

Ah! I've had one like that before.

Blodeuedd said...

Cool

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Ugh. Like a train wreck, you just have to look and know. lol.

Blodeuedd said...

LOL. yes

Felicia the Geeky Blogger said...

I have this one in two formats and still haven't read it :(

Blodeuedd said...

Lol, really? Maybe one day then, since you do have it

Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer said...

I loved this, it fed my inner nerd.

Melissas Eclectic Bookshelf said...

I loved this one...Could.Not.Put.It.Down!

Blodeuedd said...

:=D

Blodeuedd said...

I did not love it, but could still not put it down

Carole Rae said...

*waves*

Blodeuedd said...

:)

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