I AM BACK!!!
So before we get into this review I just wanted to say that if you had noticed, or saw the post on my Twitter or Instagram, I have been away from my blog for a few weeks. This because if you are new to my blog or just didn’t know – I had a fall in November of last year and as a result haven’t been well since. I lost my ability to walk, ability to see to read. However know I am back to walking normally and I can see to read; I just can’t read or see things that are in the distance just yet. I took a break from my blog for three reasons. Reason 1: I wanted to give myself time to rest, recover and read without having the pressure of blogging added on to that. Reason 2: because I have just been very busy over the last few weeks. For example my dad did the London marathon and so we went away to London for a bit and made it into a short – amazingly nice – extended weekend away. And reason 3: I wanted to have some time to just be able to sit down in my free time and read instead of plan and write blog posts, as I have missed reading so so so much and just wanted some time that I could solely dedicate to reading.
However I am back and ready to roll with my blog – please bear with me as I am going to play about with the days that I publish posts; but I will do a separate post on that when I have figured that all out and fleshed out my blog a bit.
So let’s crack on with the review!!!
Goodreads blurb =
‘“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 Rating =
I absolutely loved this book, it was so gripping and kept me on my toes; just as I thought I knew what was going to happen next something would happen and I would be left unsure again. It is one of my favourite books that I have read so far this year. It is classed as a SiFi book – but I would also say that it is a thriller too. It is also an adult book but I wouldn’t have known it wasn’t a YA book – as it felt so fast past like a YA book. I tend to read mostly YA books and only read some adult book so if the fact that it is classed as an adult book puts you off please please don’t let it.
It really makes you think about the decisions you make and have made in your life, and how different life would be if you hadn’t made those decisions or met certain people. For example; what would have happened if you went left instead of right on a path on a certain day, even small things like if I hadn’t or had worn or drunk or ate that what would or wouldn’t have happened? It also makes you really realise how important family and the ones you love are. This really resinated with me – as I feel family are so so important and I love and am very very close to mine. This led me to think about how awful it would be if I lost my family or couldn’t see them again – and how grateful I am for everything that they have ever done for me.
I am definitely definitely going to read another of Blake Crouch books – as I loved loved loved this book so so much.
So if this is a book that you think you like the sound of please go and read it then come back and read the spoiler section of this blog post. I can not rate this book highly enough. I want to shout at the top of my voice about how amazingly good this book is. also if you don’t like thriller or SiFi books that much – I think it would be a great book for you to read as it isn’t SiFi heavy, as I don’t like or tend to read many SiFi books, and it isn’t heavy like a typical thriller book. It is just so uniquely great!!
As you can tell I really really enjoyed this book, and just want everybody to read it!!!
I liked that near the start of the book when Jason jumps out a window and down a laundry chute he actually gets hurt, as in he hurts his face and his leg and it actually slows him down. I found this to be a good thing that the author did – as in some YA and adult books the characters do crazy things and some how don’t get hurt or some how it doesn’t slow them down; whereas in this book this wasn’t the case. This is isn’t a spoiler and won’t ruin anything in the book by the way. However like the rest of my book reviews – don’t read the red spoiler zone section otherwise you will be spoiled; don’t say I didn’t warn you.
Chapter 6! Wow this chapter completely messed with my mind. The analogy of the fish and the pond and the fish thinking the pond was the only world, but then being lifted out of the pond and seeing that the pond is just a small part of the whole world and that there are other ponds, other lives, other things outside of the ‘world’ the fish knows.
It made me think that maybe that’s what it is like for us maybe we are living one life in a world of other lives – if that makes sense? I don’t know if I believe that is the case – but it is still crazy to think about as we can never prove if it is true or not.
I love the cliffhanger at the end of never getting to find out about what happens to Amanda, and the cliffhanger of what type of world Jason’s family end up in at the end of the book. We imagine they end up in a happy world where they get to live out the rest of their lives; although we never really find out. For all we know they could end up in an awful world and could get separated as a family. However being the positive person I am – I would like to think that they live together happily for the rest of their lives in a happy and safe version of the world.
So that’s my thoughts and opinions on Dark Matter by Blake Crouch, don’t forget to like and comment this post if you have any questions.
If you haven’t read this book already go and read it if you like books that really mess with your head, make you think and are unique concepts. But if you have read it – please comment your thoughts and opinions in the comments telling me your favourite moments in the book and what you thought of it as a whole.
Thank you for reading my book review – and I will see you again in the next wonderful world I visit. Until then I would appreciate it if you went checked out my other posts and followed my blog.
I hope you are having a beautiful day wherever you are reading this – it absolutely pouring with me; but then again that is typical British weather for you. Rain in Spring, when it should be sunny!! Haha, never mind we can just hope we get some lovely summer sun very very soon.
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