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A mindbending, relentlessly surprising thriller from the author of the bestselling Wayward Pines trilogy.“Are you happy with your life?” Those are the last words Jason Dessen hears before the masked abductor knocks him unconscious. Before he awakens to find himself strapped to a gurney, surrounded by strangers in hazmat suits. Before a man Jason’s never met smiles down at him and says, “Welcome back, my friend.” In this world he’s woken up to, Jason’s life is not the one he knows. His wife is not his wife. His son was never born. And Jason is not an ordinary college physics professor, but a celebrated genius who has achieved something remarkable. Something impossible. Is it this world or the other that’s the dream? And even if the home he remembers is real, how can Jason possibly make it back to the family he loves? The answers lie in a journey more wondrous and horrifying than anything he could’ve imagined—one that will force him to confront the darkest parts of himself even as he battles a terrifying, seemingly unbeatable foe. Dark Matter is a brilliantly plotted tale that is at once sweeping and intimate, mind-bendingly strange and profoundly human—a relentlessly surprising science-fiction thriller about choices, paths not taken, and how far we’ll go to claim the lives we dream of.
Random House Publishing Group
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"Blake Crouch wants you to understand what dark matter is in string theory. That is he wants you to see the multiverse created from dark matter as a labyrinth of closed doors. Each door holds something different, but none mean more than the life you're already living. And somehow, Crouch has written a new twist on Schrodinger's cat . A brainy read with lots of sentimental value. "
"This was the 3rd book by B. Crouch I read and I think it's my 2nd favorite of his. (Recursion being first and Upgrade being 3rd) It was a bit slow until (SPOILER) he entered that chat room then the story really picked up. He categorizes it as a love story which I can definitely see, and it's my kind of love story. (Not the typical romance type). Great scifi read and he really has a knack for intertwining real science into his stories that make his storytelling that much more believable and intriguing. "
"this book got quite a bit of buzz a few years ago and it’s been on my tbr ever since. finally got around to it after being skeptical for so long and i am so glad i did. this is an intriguing and intrinsically cinematic story that has lots of satisfying sci-fi twists along with compelling character development."
"This book will have your head exploding with thoughts of other universes! A very intriguing read that gets you thinking about unlimited possibilities."
"Totally not what I was expecting (thanks, BookTok). I assumed this was going to be an abduction thing with some scifi element to it, but when it got into quantum theory… I loved it. And I was looking for a fluffy holiday read so don’t be scared away the concept of quantum theory in your mystery makes you feel like you’re back in school and have a homework assignment due. Totally enjoyable. There was one loose end I wished they would have wrapped up, but I was pretty satisfied with the ending and I had no idea how it was going to wrap up. Try it; you’ll like it. "