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Recursion by Blake Crouch – Book Review

Science Fiction, Thriller

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4.14

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3/5

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Book Review

Recursion

Blake Crouch

3/5

Science Fiction, Thriller

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Recursion

Blake Crouch

3/5

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“He has wondered lately if that's all living really is—one long goodbye to those we love.”

Synopsis

Memory makes reality. That’s what NYC cop Barry Sutton is learning, as he investigates the devastating phenomenon the media has dubbed False Memory Syndrome—a mysterious affliction that drives its victims mad with memories of a life they never lived. That’s what neuroscientist Helena Smith believes. It’s why she’s dedicated her life to creating a technology that will let us preserve our most precious memories. If she succeeds, anyone will be able to re-experience a first kiss, the birth of a child, the final moment with a dying parent. As Barry searches for the truth, he comes face to face with an opponent more terrifying than any disease—a force that attacks not just our minds, but the very fabric of the past. And as its effects begin to unmake the world as we know it, only he and Helena, working together, will stand a chance at defeating it. But how can they make a stand when reality itself is shifting and crumbling all around them? At once a relentless pageturner and an intricate science-fiction puzzlebox about time, identity, and memory, Recursion is a thriller as only Blake Crouch could imagine it—and his most ambitious, mind-boggling, irresistible work to date.

Review

So I loved Dark Matter. It’s a favorite book forever. That said, I’m disappointed I didn’t nearly like this one as much.

Perhaps it was timing or circumstances? Perhaps I was holding it up to the likes of Dark Matter, and it fell short? Perhaps, I wasn’t in the mood for this but forced myself since it was a buddy read. Honestly, it was probably all of those things rolled into one. I had difficulty with the multiple perspectives, coupled with infinite realities on their perspectives; it was too much for my puny brain to handle. lol

Don’t get me wrong. I liked this one! It was just not loved at that time in my existence. I will reread it in the future now that I know what to expect, and maybe the second time around, it’ll be love.

I usually enjoy so many elements that Recussion was packed full of, like philosophical ideas, infinite realities, suspense, etc. I’m chalking it up to not being in the mood, and that’s okay. Hopefully, the reread will highlight all the excitement and love I missed the first time around.

Best,

Ashley

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