Dark Matter is a gripping Sci Fi novel that grabbed me from page one and didn’t let go. Not even after I finished the book did it release its hold on me.
Jason Dessen is a man content with his life. He hasn’t done anything extraordinary, but he’s happy with his job and loves his family. One night he’s abducted and when he awakens in a lab, his life has been turned upside-down. His wife isn’t his wife and his son was never born. He’s not a teacher but an accomplished scientist. He has to find his way back to his family, and the truth, while being hunted. A poignant look at the path-not-taken and what-ifs in life.
I’m a big fan of Crouch’s Wayward Pines series so I was excited to pick this one up. The premise is very similar – a man wakes up somewhere and has to find the truth – but they go completely different places from there. This book was so effing good ya’ll. I mean I could NOT PUT IT DOWN. While I figured out pretty quickly what was going on, there were still plenty of surprises in store. This book is not only Sci Fi at it’s best, it’s also a great look at life, how we got where we are, and how well we really know ourselves. Have you ever wondered how different your life could be if only you’d made a few different decisions? If you could go back and change things, would you? This book offers up great answers to these questions. It’s not too heavy on the science part, so it’s accessible to fans of all genres. I seriously recommend you go out and buy this book. And buy 5 more copies for your friends.
Engaging story and exciting twists and turns
Excellent portrait of humanity and how we became who we are
Really cool scientific theories
Nothing. It’s perfection.
“‘Are you happy in your life?’ In the shadow of this moment, my life is achingly beautiful.”
“No one tells you it’s all about to change, to be taken away. There’s no proximity alert, no indication that you’re standing on the precipice. And maybe that’s what makes tragedy so tragic. Not just what happens, but how it happens: a sucker punch that comes at you out of nowhere, when you’re least expecting.”
“Standing happy and slightly drunk in my kitchen, I’m unaware that tonight is the end of all of this. Then end of everything I know, everything I love.”
I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.