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Recursion
Recursion | Blake Crouch
A breath-taking exploration of memory and what it means to be human, Recursion is the follow-up novel to the smash-hit thriller, Dark Matter, by Blake Crouch. What if someone could rewrite your entire life? 'My son has been erased.' Those are the last words the woman tells Barry Sutton, before she leaps from the Manhattan rooftop. Deeply unnerved, Barry begins to investigate her death, only to learn that this wasn’t an isolated case. All across the country, people are waking up to lives different than the ones they fell asleep to. Are they suffering from False Memory Syndrome, a mysterious, new disease that afflicts people with vivid memories of a life they never lived? Or is something far more sinister behind the fracturing of reality all around him? Miles away, neuroscientist Helena Smith is developing a technology that allows us to preserve our most intense memories, and relive them. 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. Barry’s search for the truth leads him on an impossible, astonishing journey, as he discovers that Helena’s work has yielded a terrifying gift – the ability not just to preserve memories, but to remake them . . . at the risk of destroying what it means to be human.
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Kappadeemom
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30% in and this is making my head hurt. I think I just need to read and roll with it 🤯

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!!!!!!!!!!!!!! One of the best books I‘ve read this year.

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Purplerosiepage
Recursion | Blake Crouch
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This is soooo creative and jaw dropping and weird.

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Godpants
Recursion | Blake Crouch
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Finally time for the new Blake Crouch. Who says I need to sleep tonight?

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Kimberlone
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I think we can all relate to this JKR quote.

Also I‘m 100 pages into this book and absolutely hooked. Much like in Dark Matter, Crouch sure knows how to craft a surprising twist!

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Christine
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I hurtled through this one! Crouch sure is good at coming up with a cool sci-fi concept and then bringing it to life with propulsive writing. This was a pretty-close-to-perfect mix of thrilling, entertaining, and brain-stretching, and I found it nearly unpausable on audio. I have a few feminist quibbles with some of the character development and plot points, but overall I enjoyed the ride.

TheSpineView I know! I loved it! 1d
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SaraHasClass
Recursion | Blake Crouch
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Imagine creating a chair that preserves memories & allows you to retrieve them...now imagine that you can time travel to that day & relive life to that point, but only to that point without terrible consequences. Imagine you must find a way to keep this technology from the world... imagine dying a hundred deaths to get life just right.

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Nute
Recursion | Blake Crouch
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Why? Same story. Same plot. Same characters. BUT as soon as I see THAT OTHER cover, it never fails...I ALWAYS WANT IT MORE THAN THE ONE I HAVE! 😔
I don‘t understand myself!

It‘s a good thing that I am among friends and fellow readers where I can verbally make such petty revelations without remorse.😩Love you guys!😝💕

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rretzler I hate it when they change covers and the new one is better than the old. And I also hate it when they change covers in the middle of a series. 😠 2d
TrishB Know that feeling! 2d
Prairiegirl_reading Agreed! The one that particularly got me was Homegoing. I got the ugly yellow cover and then they came out with a beautiful bright orange patterned cover that I just love!! 2d
BookishMarginalia We have 3 different editions of Daisy Jones, and many of the Harry Potter books. 2d
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BooknerdsLife
Recursion | Blake Crouch
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I'm not a big #SciFi fan, but funnily, another #NewRelease that I'm excited about happens to be another SciFi 😆 I remember loving his last book Dark Matter so much I read it in one day, just couldn‘t put it down. So super excited about this one. And look at this UK cover! Isnt it gorgeous?😍💙
Anyone else excited about this one? Or read it already?

#NewBook #30JuneBooks #bibliophile #readinglife #BooknerdsLife

britt_brooke I read it last week, and I‘m not usually a sci fi fan, but I really liked it! 2d
BooknerdsLife @britt_brooke That‘s great to hear! Hope it‘s as good as Dark Matter :) 2d
britt_brooke @BooknerdsLife I thought it was better! 😁 2d
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PJPeski
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A fascinating book about time, and memory, and reality. I gave it one less than 5 stars mainly because
*****SPOILER FOLLOWS*****

the lead female character who had been the brilliant mind behind the device and was trying to fix the problem for years and years, is supplanted in the end by a man who finally saves the world. How disappointing. What‘s the point of a strong female lead if the author abandons her in the end?

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Kimberlone
Recursion | Blake Crouch
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Starting this today!

Eeeeeek!!!!

akckitty I'm jealous not gonna lie. Dark matter wasn't my absolute favorite ( 3 ⭐) but I enjoyed his writing style a lot and look forward to this one 2d
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LiterRohde
Recursion | Blake Crouch
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I‘ve been waiting on this one for a long time! Just a few more weeks. Thanks to @Cinfhen for the recommendation after posting a review of Dark Matter, which I really liked.

#30JuneBooks | 21: #NewRelease

📷: Libby

Megabooks I‘m excited for this one too! 4d
LiterRohde @Megabooks Have you read others by him? I really liked Dark Matter. 4d
Megabooks Me too. 😁 I have the Wayward Pines series on Kindle, but I haven‘t read it. 4d
TheSpineView I liked more than Dark Matter. Enjoy! 3d
Nute Waiting for the day... 3d
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mandi1082
Recursion | Blake Crouch
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I was so excited to pick this story up. I loved Blake Crouch first book called Dark Matter. While this book was different in it's way. I found some parts of the story confusing, repetitive and a little boring. Now I'm not sure if I was i just not in the mood read it or that's how it was going. I decided im going to reread it again in a few weeks to see if my rating changes.
3⭐⭐⭐

MrBook Onward and upward! 4d
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Kboltz
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Nothing better than reading two great books in the summer in a row!!! I may have liked this better than Dark Matter and I loved that book. When you are done with this book you should read it again! Wait, maybe you already did🤔🤭😳😀

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Sara_Planz
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Flat out amazing!!!

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Sara_Planz
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Flat out amazing!!!

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sudi 5d
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BookishTrish
Recursion | Blake Crouch
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Going in with high hopes because I thoroughly enjoyed Dark Matter #commutereads

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Pedrocamacho
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I really loved “Dark Matter” so the bar was high for “Recursion”. It did not disappoint. Just like “Dark Matter”, the thing I loved most was thought-provoking nature of Crouch‘s story. There are very few books that can cause one to consider both Church‘s lambda calculus and Kant‘s Transcendental Aesthetic over the span of a few pages.

Pedrocamacho I‘ve been thinking a lot lately about the advent of nuclear weapons and their usage. Would humans really be able to stop themselves from using the chair, even at the risk of their own destruction? I‘ve become less sanguine over the years. 5d
Pedrocamacho Also, I loved that the book was set in Colorado. “On The Road” comes to mind when I think of books where a substantial portion occurs in Colorado. My wife mentioned “The Shining”. Any other great books set in Colorado that I should be aware of? 5d
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DaNae.Gr
Recursion | Blake Crouch
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I am excited to read the latest book by #BlakeCrouch since I enjoyed Dark Matter so so much.

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britt_brooke
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Would you relive certain events in order to optimize life and avoid personal pain? What if it caused others agony? I was confused as shit for most of this book, but it‘s intriguing, touching, and kind of terrifying. What began as a scientist‘s dream to retrieve memories for her Alzheimer‘s-addled mother could potentially destroy the world. Crouch makes you rethink the concept of past, present, and future.

#ARC #NetGalley

MrBook Great review! As always. 😁 6d
Melissa_J I‘m looking forward to reading this one! 6d
suvata Great review. I can‘t wait to read it. 6d
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LiteraryinLititz Great review! 6d
CallMeIshmael I loved dark matter because it messed with my head 6d
Prairiegirl_reading Just started today and I‘m confused but here for it! 6d
Reggie You make this sound great! 6d
britt_brooke @CallMeIshmael This one might even be more of a mind fuck. I liked it more than Dark Matter. 5d
britt_brooke @Prairiegirl_reading That‘s how I felt. 😆 5d
britt_brooke @Reggie Such a nice compliment - thanks! 💚 5d
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BookBumming
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Five star read! As twisty, action and sci-fi packed as this novel is.. it was actually very touching too. There were parts that really moved me and spoke to my heart. Blake Crouch has a way with words. He takes very complex themes and adds a simplicity to them that makes reading about mind bending concepts feel fun rather than exhausting and daunting. If you‘re looking to EXPERIENCE a book, not just read a book, I‘d recommend Recursion any day. 🧠

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BookBumming
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Five star read! As twisty, action and sci-fi packed as this novel is.. it was actually very touching too. There were parts that really moved me and spoke to my heart. Blake Crouch has a way with words. He takes very complex themes and adds a simplicity to them that makes reading about mind bending concepts feel fun rather than exhausting and daunting. If you‘re looking to EXPERIENCE a book, not just read a book, I‘d recommend Recursion any day. 🧠

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bookandcat
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Some of today's #bookhaul / hold pickup from the #library! I am not sure what to tackle first. Any suggestions?
(Btw, The Iron King is the first of a French historical fiction series that helped inspire Game of Thrones.)

Lindy The only one of these I‘ve read is the Reichl. Loved it. 6d
Pruzy I‘ve been wanting to read Save Me The Plums! 6d
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Blake Crouch's Recursion is an amazingly mind-twisty novel. I've seen it compared to Inception, and yes, I felt my brain expanding, my understanding falling away, and the epiphanies hitting in just the same way (love it!). Somehow, this book bridges sooo many genres while still holding together beautifully. The alternating perspectives of Barry and Helena, police detective and scientist, unveil the truth of False Memory Syndrome, ⬇️

Unabridged an affliction in which people suddenly hold memories of two equally vivid lives, two timelines. The story moves between past and present, Barry and Helena, until we feel that we're beginning to understand the mystery at its center . . . and then it shifts. Utterly brilliant, utterly compelling. I wanted to pick it up as soon as I finished so I could understand more (but, of course, that TBR calls!). ⬇️ 6d
Unabridged As I was reading, I thought of other works--books and movies--that play with time or memory or our understanding. Here's what I came up with: Kate Atkinson's Life After Life, Lauren Oliver's Before I Fall, Kristin Cashore's Jane, Unlimited, Groundhog Day, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Edge of Tomorrow, and (again) Inception. What would you add to the list? I know there are others! 6d
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krismlars
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In the running for my favorite book of 2019. I have read four other books by the author, and they're all fabulous, but Recursion blew my mind.

CallMeIshmael I barely recovered from Dark Matter 6d
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Caffeinated_Reader
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#63 of my year and it‘s getting harder and harder to pick which book I will read next. I have so many I still really can‘t wait to read but finding the order to read them all in is so hard! At least it‘ll be easy to pick what to read since half are in the mail & the other aren‘t released till later this year.

Caffeinated_Reader (P58) Oh shiiiit. This is like back in the day when I read Otherland and felt all creeped out because of the possibilities of the story. This is one of those stories that are eerie and only fictional because they‘ve not happened...yet 😰😵😳 6d
Caffeinated_Reader 🤯
Idk the first half was epic and eerie and great but the last half was like what it may have felt like to be in that situation lol stuck in a time loop. Pure hell. I think the story got the point across...don‘t fuck with time people!!! Crazy story. Thanks for the anxiety lol
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palmerspageturners
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“Time is an illusion, a construct made out of human memory. There‘s no such thing as the past, the present, or the future. It‘s all happening now.” —Page 97

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Booklover2
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A crazy shit show and challenging as hell, but what a ride! Loved it❤️❤️

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Skeebies05
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I hate time travel- it just blows up my mind. But this book was action packed and quite lovely towards the end. I shed a few tears 😭 So good and well. . . Sweet

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Agirlwhoreads
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This book was different for me and not something I would usually pick. It ended up being one of my favorites. It is One of those books that stays with you and really makes you think. So much happens in the story and when I finished I felt I had lived so many lives. i even questioned my own reality! It is about a disease called FMS Or false memory syndrome Where people experience memories that have never actually happened; I highly recommend it

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Laura317
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I can‘t wait to start this!!! I loved Dark Matter, so I‘m expecting my mind to be blown.

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Kimberlone
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Yay for #bookmail! Came home from my walk to this pleasant surprise. My #BOTM box FINALLY arrived, including the tagged book which I can‘t wait to start!

Sweettartlaura I rejoined just for this one!😬❤️ 1w
Kimberlone @Sweettartlaura I‘m so stoked on starting this as soon as possible! 1w
Sweettartlaura @kimberlone 🙌🏻🙌🏻 7d
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BookBumming
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Recursion by Blake Crouch

I‘m ready to start this newly released Science Fiction. Supposedly it‘s a real brain wrecker! I‘ve only heard amazing things about it!! ⚠️🧠

Synopsis; Memory makes reality. That‘s what New York City 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.

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BookBumming Neuroscientist Helena Smith already understands the power of memory. It‘s why she‘s dedicated her life to creating a technology that will let us preserve our most precious moments of our pasts. 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.
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BookBumming 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?
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Tattooedteacher This is such a crazy brain twister. Not sure how Crouch can get his brain around these concepts not to mention write about them. Bind blowing. 1w
BookBumming @Tattooedteacher It‘s really good so far! I‘m devouring it!! 1w
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Tattooedteacher
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“He has wondered lately if that‘s all living really is...one long goodbye to those we love.”

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rethier1
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Wow, believe the hype, people! This will probably be one of the best books of the year. It was thought-provoking and fascinating. Can‘t wait to see what #Netflix (#shondarhimes #mattreeves) does with this one. #botm #recursion #blakecrouch #unputdownable #mindblown

allthingskayla Wait, it is going to be put on Netflix?! 😱 1w
rethier1 @allthingskayla Yes, ma‘am! Netflix picked it up before it was even published 🤩 1w
allthingskayla @rethier1 😱😱😱 you just made my day. I loved the book, so I‘m excited to see it on screen now. 1w
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Macnjen Is it important to read “Dark Matter” first? 1w
rethier1 @Macnjen I have not read Dark Matter, so I do not think so. 1w
Kboltz @Macnjen no need to read Dark Matter to read this... bit you should anyway because it‘s good too!:) 5d
DaNae.Gr Thanks for the review. Currently reading now and so far, loving it. 4d
rethier1 @DaNae.Gr Awesome, glad to hear it! Enjoy! 📚🥳 4d
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Tattooedteacher
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Started to read Crouch‘s Recursion. So far good, but it‘s definitely challenging my intellect.

Davor I loved Dark Matter and I'm adding this one on my TBR. Looking forward to your review! 1w
Ssmith Me too! I have post its in multiple parts of the book so I can go can and reread as I find out new information! 1w
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Reviewsbylola
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I will never not love Crouch‘s books. This was no exception. Possibly my favorite of his, although if I could change one thing, I wish he would have focused more on the personal stories of FSM. I was immediately drawn in by the saga of Ann Voss Peters and I wanted more of that. It‘s not Crouch‘s way though—he is driven to provide a fast paced story that leaves you breathless.

britt_brooke I‘m about halfway and still confused as shit. It‘s entertaining regardless. 1w
Reviewsbylola Yeah, my brain is not wired for that type of stuff. 😆 @britt_brooke 1w
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Bookcation74
Recursion | Blake Crouch
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Saturday afternoon treat after a long couple of weeks.

This books is 🤯 so far!

cathipink Love fresh oysters! 1w
Reviewsbylola Wow, how nice! And fantastic book! 1w
Hollie Yum! 1w
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cathipink
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Help me, Littens - I think maybe I don't like sci fi? I finished Recursion this morning and it was fine (I'll put my reason in a spoiler-protected comment below). My only other sci fi read of the year was Golden State, whose ending made me plain mad. I've seen plenty of sci fi movies, all of which I would place in the fine category.

Is there a great sci fi book I need to try? I don't like dismissing a genre outright, but feeling disheartened.

cathipink I'm so done with the Inside Out (the movie) ending (which is also from The Prophet by Gibran) - happiness can only be fully felt thanks to its counter, sadness. The ending just felt a little too pat for me. The story was fine, and I'm sure the science was sound, but one of my main complaints with sci fi generally is throwing in a lot of science that I'm skeptical most people understand (me included) to seem intellectual. 😬 1w
glitterkitty459 This is of my favs (1st in a series) 1w
Reviewsbylola I‘m not huge into sci fi. Like, at all. I love how Crouch turns his into thrillers tho. I don‘t get a lot of the science-y stuff and I‘m ok with that. I‘d say if you want to give him another try, check out his Wayward Pines series. 1w
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cathipink Thank you for the suggestion, @glitterkitty459🙂 1w
cathipink I didn't realize he had contributed to so many other projects (I watched the first season of Good Behavior and never would have guessed) - I'll try Wayward Pines, thanks @Reviewsbylola 1w
Tattooedteacher I‘m not a big sci-fi fan either, but I really liked Dark Matter. Maybe try that. 1w
cathipink @LiterRohde thank you! 3d
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Les_get_reading
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A true thriller. Sci-fi even for those who don‘t enjoy sci-fi—heck, even for the most reluctant readers! Trust me, Crouch will win you over. It has you stuck on “what if‘s”, it pulls at emotions. The characters are constructed well; the plot—fantastic. Even with a non-linear timeline (jumps back and forth and sideways), coupled with two different perspectives—I never felt lost, which can be a source of frustration in books akin to this. AWESOME.

BarbaraBB I stacked it already or I would have now! Great review. 2w
Slajaunie Love sci-fi and thrillers! 2w
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m.c.reads
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Just as good as Dark Matter. A must read if you like mind benders.

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krismlars
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Did anyone else catch the name of Amor Towles as a character on pg 150 in this book? Maybe Blake Crouch and Amor Towles (the author) are friends. Or enemies haha.

Sara_Planz I just saw that too!! I was literally searching Litsy to see if anyone else caught that!! 1w
krismlars @Sara_Planz Amor Towles is not a name you forget lol. He acknowledged him at the end, but I didn't get the impression that they knew each other. Maybe he's just a fan of Towles, like I am. 1w
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nitalibrarian
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I started my June #BOTM last night. 😁

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Sara_Planz
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Driving from Houston to Carlsbad, New Mexico and I figured it was a good time to enjoy his newest!!!!!!!

vas182 I'm reading this right now. Enjoying it so far. 1w
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Ssmith
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I‘ve got my bagel, my book, and 5 days of work left until summer break!

WanderingBookaneer ❤️❤️❤️ This book! ❤️❤️❤️ 2w
suvata This is on my TBR. Can‘t wait to get to it. I have never read anything by Blake Crouch that disappointed me. 2w
Prairiegirl_reading As of 4:30 today I‘m on two weeks holidays and I CAN‘T WAIT TO READ RECURSION!!!! 👏🏼🥳🎉 2w
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FantasyChick This is an amazing book. Enjoy!!!! 2w
Ssmith @WanderingBookaneer it‘s fantastic so far! It‘s hard to put down! 2w
Ssmith @suvata I agree!! Love everything I‘ve read! 2w
Ssmith @FantasyChick I love his books! They stay with you for days after you‘ve finished! 2w
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krismlars
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I'm trying to get on a better sleep schedule, but damn it, this book is amazing. #BOTM

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MysticRaven03
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So excited to finally be starting this one!!!

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Kimberlone Still waiting for this to arrive in my #BOTM box! 2w
Sweettartlaura Oooh!!! @Kimberlone this might be worth restarting my #BOTM 😬 2w
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Reviewsbylola
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Into Part 2 now and really, wtf am I reading?! This may be my favorite Crouch yet!

Reviewsbylola @britt_brooke how far are you?! 2w
Laura317 I love that quote! I can‘t wait to read this. 2w
britt_brooke @Reviewsbylola Only 14% in, but I‘m digging it so far. About to crack if open right now while my boys are at soccer camp. 2w
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Cathythoughts Beautiful quote. I feel this sentiment ♥️💔 2w
Reviewsbylola I‘m almost halfway through and forcing myself to put it down for awhile. 😅 @britt_brooke Reading his books is like being on a roller coaster. 2w
BarbaraBB Sounds like a must read. #stacked of course! 2w
britt_brooke This book is making my brain hurt. I‘m 38% and enjoying it, but confused as shit. 😆 2w
Reviewsbylola Yeah I‘m always like that with his books, at some point or another! 😂 @britt_brooke 2w
britt_brooke @Reviewsbylola That makes me feel better. 😅 2w
Reviewsbylola I just go with it and don‘t get bogged down by what I don‘t understand . . . which can be a lot with books like this! 🤣 @britt_brooke 2w
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