Book Review: Dark Matter

Cover of Dark Matter by Blake CrouchDark Matter is another book I requested for review thanks to Haley over at I Lay Reading. And much like Haley, I’m having trouble trying to write a review for this book without posting spoilers. So this review is a short one.

Dark Matter opens with physics professor Jason Dessen being kidnapped, injected with something, and waking up to find nothing is the way he remembers it being. Well, not nothing, actually most of the world is the same. It’s just some key differences that have changed in Jason’s world. As the book unfolds, we follow Jason trying to figure out why things are different and how he can get them back to the way he thinks they should be.

Sprinkled with sciency-jargon, I found parts of the book hard to comprehend and get through. But these few spots didn’t take away from the reading experience too much for me. And while Dark Matter relies on some classic sci-fi tropes, the characters and writing made the story engaging and made it feel new.

I’d recommend Dark Matter to anyone who’s looking for an engaging hard sci-fi read filled with well written characters. Basically, if you’re reading this blog, there’s a decent chance you’ll enjoy this book.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of Dark Matter from Blogging For Books for review. Amazon links are affiliate links.

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