An anxiety inducing race through a multiverse, Dark Matter is not the sort of book you curl up with for a quiet evening.
Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
Genres: Science Fiction, Thriller
Published: 11th August, 2015
I can’t say I’m particularly well versed in quantum theory, and it’s just as well, because the more I know about it, the more I worry. Dark matter and parallel universes sound fascinating, and sure as hell are intriguing in theory, but if travelling through different versions of our world actually becomes a thing, I don’t want to be there.Thanks, but no, thanks.
I haven’t felt this sort of constant worry while reading a book for quite a long time. My mind kept racing through scenarios about how Jason’s adventure will go wrong in hundreds of ways. You see, even though travelling through the multiverse is not the same as time travelling, our parallel worlds can still be very different. What if they get trapped? What if their currency is completely useless where they get to? What if they run out of money? My mind just simply couldn’t comprehend the sheer horror of being stuck somewhere so familiar, yet completely alien.
I can’t even…
The story starts out innocently enough, but soon enough the pace picks up, and we are being hurled from one danger to another at an incredibly high speed. Ain’t no rest for the wicked, and all that.
“We live in a state of decoherence, in one reality, because we’re constantly observing our environment and collapsing our own wave function.”
Very reassuring. Not.
Even though this story is heavy on theories, ideas and suspense, Blake Crouch also managed to paint an incredibly vivid picture of all the worlds Jason ended up in.
A highly addictive sci-fi thriller, Dark Matter is not for the faint hearted.