Monday, October 30, 2017

Dark Matter

27833670Goodreads Description:    “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.

My Thoughts:

-    Parallel universes are like time travel. You pull it off or you don't. This one didn't pull it off. The science was sound enough, but the author took it too far.

-    The ending was ridiculous. Instead of a thought-provoking sci-fi, it was a slasher horror book. 

-    Why would a thousand Jasons end up on one single universe out of millions!? What are the chances? Why didn't some of the Jasons try to help each other get home? You'd think with that many brilliant minds, they would have helped each other out. Nope, they just went primal! LAME!

-    The writing was really good. The author definitely has a gift with words, and some of it was really beautiful. 

-    I really wish Jason had had a chance to talk to Jason 2 about everything. I felt like that conflict was passed over, and it bugged me. 

-    I would recommend passing this up. 


  1. Agreed. This one was kind of a let down for me too.

  2. I’m so glad you agree with me on this. I was so frustrated with it.

  3. I'm sorry this was a let down. I enjoyed it. But, we often don't agree on a lot things book-wise, lol.

  4. I really enjoyed Wayward Pines so I've been wanting to read this one. Sorry it didn't click for you. I have a love hate relationship with time travel books too. So I'll be interested in how I enjoy/not enjoy this one!