Title: Dark Matter
Author: Blake Crouch
“No one tells you it’s all about to change, to be taken away. There’s no proximity alert, no indication that you’r standing on the precipice. And maybe that’s what makes tragedy so tragic. Not just what happens, by how it happens: a sucker punch that comes at you out of nowhere, when you’re least expecting it. No time to flinch or brace.”
This was an absolute thrill to read. Dark Matter was unputdownable and gripping. The plot was fast-paced and intriguing, pulling me in straight from the beginning, and didn’t let go until the very end. It was the kind of book that had me thinking, “what the f*ck is happening?” over and over until the pieces started to fit together, but even when I did pretty much figure out what happened, the book takes a few more unexpected and twisting turns.
The situations Jason finds himself in are unprecedented and terrifying. I kept picturing myself in his shoes and trying to figure out what I would have done if I was in his place. Even with all the science jargon, the wording and explanations were easy to read and follow along with, which made the book that much more enjoyable. In all honestly, I would love to see a movie adaptation of this, because if done correctly, I think it would be a big hit. An exciting thriller from start to finish!