Sunday, November 27, 2016

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

  • THE BOOK
    • Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
    • Published July 26, 2016
    • Other works by author include:
      • Good Behavior (TV adaptation started November 15 and stars Michelle Dockery)
      • The Wayward Pines series (also a TV series)
      • The Andrew Z. Thomas/Luther Kite series

  • THE PREMISE
    • Jason Dessen, physics professor for a minor college, happily married husband to Daniela and father to teen son Charlie, is kidnapped by a masked man. Jason gets knocked out and wakes up in a world where his wife is not his wife and his son has never been born and where he is a brilliant physicist who might have figured out the impossible.
    • He goes on the run to figure out what happened to him and to try to return to his life.

  • MY THOUGHTS
    • This vaguely reminded me of the "Star Trek: The Next Generation" episode called "Parallels" where Worf keeps shifting into different universes.
    • I liked it and think it would make a good TV series like some of the author's other works.
    • A couple of plot points bothered me. For example, a woman who helps him in his quest is a huge part of the story and then she's just...not. 
    • It has a good ending. This is huge in the time of so many good books with terrible endings out there.
    • I hadn't heard of the author before seeing this book but I may need to check out some of his other works.
    • Recommended for science fiction readers and those who enjoy a fast-paced adventure story.

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