Dark Matter. Finished unabridged audio 4-29-17, rating 4.5/5, sci-fi thriller, pub. 2016
Read by Jon Lindstrom
Jason Dessen is walking home through the chilly Chicago streets one night, looking forward to a quiet evening in front of the fireplace with his wife, Daniela, and their son, Charlie—when his reality shatters.
It starts with a man in a mask kidnapping him at gunpoint, for reasons Jason can’t begin to fathom—what would anyone want with an ordinary physics professor?—and grows even more terrifying from there, as Jason’s abductor injects him with some unknown drug and watches while he loses consciousness.
When Jason awakes, he’s in a lab, strapped to a gurney—and a man he’s never seen before is cheerily telling him “welcome back!”
Jason soon learns that in this world he’s woken up to, his house is not his house. His wife is not his wife. His son was never born.
And someone is hunting him.
Is the life Jason remembers just some crazed dream? And can he survive long enough to discover the answers he needs? from Goodreads
So, I was browsing through some favorites lists this week, saw Dark Matters on a few and wondered why I hadn’t considered it for my own favorite list. Because I loved it, I really did. To come up with my list I browse my list of 4.5 and 5 star books here on the blog and I didn’t remember seeing it. So I checked Goodreads, yep, and then did a search here and…nada. I’m not exactly sure how a book I read and loved in April could have been forgotten, but it was.
I really loved this thriller of endless universe realities. It was a wild and crazy ride! There was lots of science, but also lots of mind-tripping fun. I think the fact that Jason also read it made it so much better since he could clue me in on some of the more technical questions I had.
I know I’m short on details at this late date but do yourself a favor and give it a try even if it’s not in your comfort zone. I think there is a very good possibility that you will love it.
4 thoughts on “Dark Matter by Blake Couch”
I read it earlier this year. I didn’t like it quite as well as you did (3.25/4). But I definitely liked it and would recommend it. A Review of Dark Matter, by Blake Crouch
Hm, I wonder if the science part would be over my head.
I started this one awhile ago but never got past the first chapter. Looks like I need to take another chance on it!
I’ve so been wanting to read this one! When I see such a glowing review, it makes me want to dive in sooner! I also love that it is set in my hometown of Chicago!