Monday, April 17, 2017

2017 - Book 8 - Dark Matter

Dark MatterDark Matter by Blake Crouch
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Multiverse is a concept that is familiar to most comic readers, most of the comic book arcs have been based on multiverse. Recently the TV series The Flash also deals with it as the background.

Blake Crouch has taken that concept and explained it in a scientific twist. While in the aforementioned comics and TV series you need a super powered protagonist or antagonist who can access the multiverse, in Crouch's story anybody who can dispel the conscious/subconscious decision making process of the brain can access multiverse.

The story deals with multiverse in a rather elegant manner, the characters appear 3 dimensional and the emotions felt by them are far too poignant. Crouch has written a taut fast paced story, the plot starts with a bang and the race to get back to your world with a infinite numbers of worlds to choose from is a interesting and intriguing race. The addition of a passenger on the journey skews the probability of finding the correct world and it was a interesting possibility.

Where the book let me down was the last few pages. The end when it came was hurried and again the author threw a curve ball that I was not expecting, but as they say too many cooks spoil the broth, that is precisely what happened in the closing pages.

In the hindsight have written such a gripping and thrilling narrative there was not much that Crouch could have done to conclude the book without leaving the reader hanging. For the readers of Sci-Fi with a touch of action and adventure and a good thrill thrown in I would definitely recommend this book.

There are so few books that meet the bar in terms of plot, story, pace, narration and action that this is a no brainer, Don't miss

My Verdict: 4/5 stars
My Recommendation: Read It