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Dark Matter by [Crouch, Blake]
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The thriller of the year from Blake Crouch, author of the bestselling Wayward Pines trilogy

"Brilliant. A book to remember. I think Blake Crouch just invented something new" Lee Child

Are you happy in your life?

Those are the last words Jason Dessen hears before the masked abductor knocks him unconscious.

Before he wakes to find himself strapped to a gurney, surrounded by strangers in hazmat suits.

Before the man he'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 thriller about choices, paths not taken, and how far we'll go to claim the lives we dream of.

PRAISE FOR DARK MATTER

"A masterful, truly original work of suspense. Crouch delivers laser-focused prose . . . and a touching, twisted love story that plays out in ways you'll never see coming" Harlen Coben

"It's been a long time since a novel sucked me in and kept me turning pages the way this one did. Exceptional" Andy Weir, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Martian

"It's fast, smart, addictive - and the most creative, head-spinning novel I've read in ages" Tess Gerritsen, New York Times bestselling author of Gravity

"I dare you to put it down, because I sure couldn't" Justin Cronin, New York Times bestselling author of The Passage Trilogy


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1129 KB
  • Print Length: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Macmillan; Air Iri OME edition (26 July 2016)
  • Sold by: Macmillan (AU)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01FH0W7NK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 15 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,447 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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Praise from some of my favourite authors (Lee Child, Harlan Coben and Justin Cronin) had me eager to dive into Blake Crouch's new novel, Dark Matter.

And if that wasn't enough, this description from the publisher, sealed the deal.

" “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.”"

I love this type of storyline - an everyday person thrown into an extraordinary situation - with no idea who, what, where and why. I can't wait to dig in find the answers alongside the main character. Crouch's writing easily draws the reader in - and then keeps them captivated until the last page is turned.

The publisher has suspense/thriller and science fiction as genres for Dark Matter. But, if you're thinking, oh I don't like sci-fi, think again. It doesn't define the book completely. Yes, there are some mind bending theories to wrap your head around, but there's action, suspense, twists and yes - a love story. I know eh? Heck of a mix. But Crouch makes it really, really work.

I want to be somewhat vague in describing the plot - I'll just say this - multiverse vs. universe. Uh, huh, the possibilities are endless.....and had me wondering what if?

I raced through Dark Matter, totally caught up in Jason Dessen's world and desperate race to find answers and resolution. Five stars for this one!

Crouch has also penned the Wayward Pines books, made into a Fox television series, that I really enjoyed as well. (Can't wait for season two.) Dark Matter would also make a great series or feature film.
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Mind. Blown.
Dark Matter was amazing, thought provoking and completely insane. The story starts off crazy with the MC getting abducted at gun point, after that the crazy just keeps on coming!
About a third / half way through the book the character realises what has happened to his life, I'm disappointed in myself that I only reached the same conclusions about 5 seconds before the MC does. Also the ending!
This book makes you consider all the decisions and choices you have made in your life, the paths taken. What would your life be like if you had done one thing different? It is going to take me awhile to get over this book.
There’s not much else I can write without giving away any major events! One thing I would like to know is what happened to Amanda?

I loved this story. This is the first book I have read by Blake Crouch and I honestly could not put it down until I knew how it ended, I will definitely be reading more of his books.
I received this book from Blogging for Books in return for a honest review.
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I just loved this book. Blake Crouch reaches new heights of imagination. It is edge of your seat, gripping entertainment of the highest order with a touching love story to keep the narrative flowing. It has haunting elements of the old Twilight Zone stories but with a modern scientific bent. I loved the Waywood Pines Trilogy, but Dark Matter goes to places where very few authors have ventured. I cannot wait to find out what happens next.
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I really could not put this book down and devoured it in two sittings. Great premise with taut execution, it only drops into mumbo jumbo land a couple of times (considering there subject matter, quite a feat!) and remains satisfying to the last.
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disappointing. wanted to put it down at 30% hung on until halfway but it was clear this was not for me.

it started off fine. a red wine while cooking. pondering the lightness of youth. autumn, and a lovely fitzgerald quote. but then it turned into a kind of predictable pinball machine of mediocrity.

you know when they squeeze the entire plot of a film into the trailer, but then you watch film anyway and to not-your-surprise it's just the trailer drawn out into a long series of explosions and gasps? If that sounds like a good use of time to you then read this.
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I'm not American, and this could be the problem. But, as a non-American, books like this show me how Trump won. The insidiousness of traditional family values (on which we used to rely) and the mythical American Dream drip from this book. In the book, the most brilliant scientific invention pales in importance to having a wife (apparently a progressive artist who nonetheless foregoes her maiden name because, goddammit, she stands by her man) and a one-dimensional child.

Everything is political now, and every idea matters. Three stars are for the genuinely interesting idea.
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It was challenging to not think of this as a time travel story, which made the idea of parallel universes based on choices intriguing. The story, though, felt (ironically) one-dimensional and without much to empathize with the characters. Overall, an OK book for mild entertainment.
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Starts off great, seemingly flounders around a little for a satisfying resolution but gets there in the end. Fairly enjoyable read - an exploration into popular theories regarding identity, mind and the fundamental nature of our universe.
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