Author: Blake Crouch
Published: July 26th 2016 by Crow
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Personal Context: I had been left unattended in Barnes & Noble for 45 minutes. My TBR list went from a tidy 78 to a daunting 216. I walked in with my phone and left with five books; one of them being this one.
Dark Matter is a truly enchanting tale about the choices we make and about how much free will can affect our life. Under the guise of the many-worlds theory of quantum mechanics, Blake Crouch crafted an immensely complex story about a character in whom the reader cannot help but become invested. It brings up complicated issues of love, desperation, and the lengths one will go to restore what has been lost. This novel truly epitomizes cliches like “be careful what you wish for” and “the grass is always greener on the other side,” but in a revolutionary–and truly breathtaking–fashion. Filling his novel with elongated speech that keeps the reader in the edge of your seat, Crouch’s story is one that sinks its teeth deeply into your mind–with it’s explanation of complex quantum mechanics–and your heart–with it’s beautifully crafted love story. Completely inimitable, Dark Matter is a true amalgam of science-fiction, suspense, and romance.