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The opening to Dark Matter by Blake Crouch was humdinger. I started it a few nights ago and after the opening, I wanted to read it more.
The ending to the book is also pretty incredible too. It was so unexpected and action packed that I couldn't put it down the closer I got to the end.
The difficult part was the middle. It wasn't that it was a poorly written book or anything of the sort, in fact the book was incredibly well written and kept at a very good pace. The problem with the middle is that it had been written about so many times, including on the Simpsons and Family Guy.
The book tells the story of Jason Dressen, who is stuck in his life. He gave up on an idea he had years ago, got married to his wife Daniela who gave up her art career, had a child, and watched his best friend get the success he should have had.
On the night of his friend's party, he is kidnapped and his life changes, quite literally.
The book's main topic is around the multi-universe theory. The idea that there are universes where our lives take different turns, different outcomes, and different results. I do not want to spoil the book, but this is what I meant by something we have seen before. The nice thing though is the writing is so well done that one doesn't care. I found I cared so much about Jason that I didn't care that this idea had been done so many times. The writing worked! And the ending. The ending is so good.
I think many will give Blake Crouch a pass for using such a well known idea, as he is the author of Wayward Pines. It is a well written book and a very fun trip. It will mess with your mind and would make an incredible summer read. Well worth the time. I give it 4 stars.
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