Dark Matter

342 pages

English language

Published April 19, 2016

ISBN:
9781101904220

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4 stars (7 reviews)

Dark Matter is a science fiction thriller novel by American writer Blake Crouch, first published in the United States in July 2016 by the Crown Publishing Group. The story is about a physicist who is kidnapped and sent to a parallel universe in which another version of his life unfolds because of a different choice he made fifteen years previously. The book draws on the many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics which posits that every possible outcome of every event creates a new universe or world that runs parallel to our own.Dark Matter received mixed reviews from critics, and was nominated for the 2016 World Technology Awards. The book was translated into Dutch by Corry van Bree as Dark Matter and published by Karakter in August 2016. It was also translated into German by Klaus Berr as Dark Matter: Der Zeitenläufer and published by Goldmann in March 2017.

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3 stars

Effortless to read, requiring more effort to stop reading, and yet I need to complain about a few things--plot things that bothered me. Though I could perhaps be consoled to know there are other universes in which the plot proceeds more to my liking.

If identity is nature plus nurture, those Jasons who branched off recently should be nearly identical to the one narrating our story and yet they seem too different. How much can one change in less than a month? Sometimes less than a day? An hour? For there are several Jason 1s who have split off even in the length of time it took to drive to the abandoned power station. Even going through extreme circumstances couldn't make that big a difference. Jason2 having split off 15 years ago with his ambition could presumably be different, be murderous, but since he dabbled in universe switching, there are …

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