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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 wasnt 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. Barrys search for the truth leads him on an impossible, astonishing journey, as he discovers that Helenas 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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nosferatu
Recursion | Blake Crouch
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A great read from start to finish, filled with crazy plot twists and surprises that somehow work. I can‘t even begin to imagine the amount of work that must have gone into plotting this novel.

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Avanders
Recursion | Blake Crouch
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Here‘s my #Top21of2021 **in no particular order** … of course there‘s time for it to change still 😁

And I could only add 20, so 21 (still no order) is: The Girl From the Other Side

And of these, my TOP 4 (in the order in which I read them):
1. Recursion
2. Sun Down Motel
3. The Other Black Girl
4. Velvet Was the Night

#AVeryMerryReadathon

IndoorDame I loved The Sun Down Motel! 1mo
Bookwormjillk Ohhh now I want to re-read the Louise Penny books 1mo
TheSpineView Ahhh.. so many good ones! 1mo
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RaeLovesToRead I LOVED Recursion!!!!! 1mo
BethM Recursion was soooo good! He needs to write another book soon like that or Dark Matter. 3w
Avanders @BethM *so* agree! 3w
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TheSpineView
Recursion | Blake Crouch
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#GreatfulHarvest @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs
#Yellow

I'm ready for another book by Blake Crouch!💛📙

RaeLovesToRead This book was amazing! 2mo
TH3F4LC0N Yo this book was one of the best SF books I‘d read in a long time. Really mind-bending! 2mo
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Eggs Perfect 🤩 👍🏼 💛 2mo
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RaeLovesToRead
Recursion | Blake Crouch
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Oh my days... this book... How the heck am I supposed to get to sleep now? I'm an emotional wreck 😵😶

Tense, mind-warping, sci fi thriller that (for me, at least) packed a surprising emotional punch.

I'm not going to think too hard about whether the concept would have worked irl. It's a rollercoaster ride of a book and I now need time to recover & digest.

I think this might be 5 stars just for getting me in the feels and hijacking my evening.

DaveGreen7777 You‘ve convinced me that I need to check this book out! 😱 3mo
RaeLovesToRead @DaveGreen7777 It's very fast paced, clever & original 😊😁 3mo
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RaeLovesToRead
Recursion | Blake Crouch
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And now for something completely different... 😁

So far the fast paced, straight-to-the-point writing style is reminding me of my old fave Harlan Coben... I'd probably enjoy books like this more if I wasn't a doctor... every time medical stuff happens I have to suspend my disbelief and it's a stretch... Enjoying it so far 💙

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MommyOfTwo
Recursion | Blake Crouch
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I absolutely loved this book! What if you could go back to any point in your life and change it and continue to live from that point on? What happens if this technology gets out and everyone is doing it? What happens if you keep doing it over and over? This is my second book by this author and I was afraid to start it because I loved the other one so much and didn‘t want to be disappointed, I was not! Cant wait to grab another book by him.

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Kleblanc
Recursion | Blake Crouch
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Halfway through & loving it so far!

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RaeLovesToRead
Recursion | Blake Crouch
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Thanks for the tag @Yuki_Onna

1) Nope... I always seem to miss the messages that recruit for these games! I've got a lot on this month, so it's probably for the best.

2) Tagged

What are your October picks? @Chrissyreadit @Beatlefan129 @DaveGreen7777 @peanutnine @Mandoul @Ruthiella @vivastory @Curiouser_and_curiouser @FantasyChick @batsy

batsy Thank you for the tag! I still haven't thought about my October spooky read(s) 😅 4mo
RaeLovesToRead @batsy 😊😁 4mo
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MommyOfTwo
Recursion | Blake Crouch
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Happy National Coffee Day! ☕️
What better way to start it out then with coffee, breakfast and a new book!
#Nationalcoffeeday

LibrarianRyan love that bookmark 4mo
MommyOfTwo @LibrarianRyan I know, it‘s great! 4mo
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MidnightBookGirl
Recursion | Blake Crouch
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#LittensDressedInBlood Today's prompt is Time Warp.

This book is a wild time warping ride! Sadly, no one actually does the Time Warp dance in the book, but time is indeed warped.

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Kris10H
Recursion | Blake Crouch
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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Dark Matter (also by Crouch) still has me thinking, and I read it a few years ago! Recursion is going to keep me thinking about Crouch. He has a handle on the logistics of time-travel that few movies and books have. Science fiction isn't usually my thing, but I'm starting to rethink that. I now have all his books on my neverending TBR pile.

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Ericalambbrown
Recursion | Blake Crouch
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Heads up, Nerds! Blake Crouch is doing an event on 9/14 for his local library - the Southwest La Plata Library District - and it will be streamed on FB live.

Here‘s the link to the library page: https://swlplibrarydistrict.org/home/my-calendar/

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RaeLovesToRead
Recursion | Blake Crouch
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Still can't remember which one of you tempted me into purchasing a book trolley but it was an EXCELLENT decision 💕
(Some of) my TBR now has wheels 🥰 (1/2)

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Cathy_J
Recursion | Blake Crouch
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🤯 Wow. Blake Crouch must have an incredible imagination. This was a great book. People start to experience False Memory Syndrome (FMS), remembering lives they never lived. When NYC cop Barry Sutton starts to investigate, he could not possibly be prepared for what he finds. ⭐⭐⭐⭐ What a ride 😋

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Ericalambbrown
Recursion | Blake Crouch
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This book is bonkers, y‘all! I couldn‘t put it down. I finished it up during our usual Forged in Fire TV night because I just had to find out how it ended. I love this author and his particular brand of science nerd thriller. This could be an amazing series in the proper hands! So good if you like earthbound sci-fi.

BookwormAHN I loved it 😺 6mo
BookwormAHN If you haven‘t read it his Dark Matter is also fantastic. 6mo
Ericalambbrown @BookwormAHN I did! That was the first of his I picked up after watching Wayward Pines and researching to find out who wrote that. I loved it as well. He‘s so good! 6mo
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TheSuspenseIsThrillingMe I have Dark Matter on my shelf and this one on my list to get. This one sounds so good! 6mo
Ericalambbrown @Dark.Side.of.the.Tome I loved both Dark Matter and this one. So trippy, twisty, “what if” sciency goodness!🥰 6mo
TheSuspenseIsThrillingMe @Ericalambbrown right up my alley! Will have to bump them up my list to get to soon. 6mo
SheReadsAndWrites I LOVE his books!!! 6mo
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The_Heeler_Booklife
Recursion | Blake Crouch
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Selling quite a few books on PangoBooks, which is an app where you can buy and sell books. I have a lot of #botm books on there for $5. If you spend $25+ you get free shipping.
#selling #sellingbooks #bookstagram #bibliophile

LibrarianRyan thanks 7mo
rather_be_reading never heard it. ill have to check it out! 7mo
The_Heeler_Booklife @rather_be_reading it‘s pretty cool. 7mo
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The_Heeler_Booklife @LibrarianRyan ❤️❤️❤️ 7mo
Laughterhp I‘ve never heard of this app. I‘ll have to check it out. I normally just put them in my LFL. 7mo
The_Heeler_Booklife @Laughterhp I only heard of it from a booktuber. What is LFL? 🙈 7mo
Laughterhp Little free library 😊 7mo
The_Heeler_Booklife @Laughterhp oooh. Gotcha. I thought of putting my books in one, but I have like 80 books to get rid of (I sold 40, so now I have 40 to get rid of). But, I live in a Mormon town, so I don‘t think some of my books people would read. 7mo
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lanecannon
Recursion | Blake Crouch
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What a page turner!! I usually am not a sci-fi fan but Blake Crouch's writing is just outstanding!!

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DHill
Recursion | Blake Crouch
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So-so. My least favorite by Blake Crouch. Too much of the same over and over and over.

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
Recursion | Blake Crouch
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jenniferajanes I love this cover and this story! 🤩😍 7mo
BethM So good. 7mo
Eggs Perfect ♾ 7mo
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TheSpineView
Recursion | Blake Crouch
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Eggs Perfect 🧡📒🌼💛 7mo
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RaeLovesToRead
Recursion | Blake Crouch
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Here are my lovely, new, shiny books!

I loved the first Good Girl book, so I'm looking forward to the sequel.

Mum chose The Dinner Guest (on the basis that we have read some really bad books about dinners so have to find a good one soon!)

Recursion I found on Goodreads.

Prisoners of Geography looks amazing.

And finally, I just love the cover for When No One is Watching. Not read Alyssa Cole before.

Was great to get back to Waterstones ❤❤

ErinSueMreads I love Alyssa cole! 8mo
RaeLovesToRead @ErinSueMreads This will be my first! I know she usually writes romance, but I love thrillers so I'll try this one first 😊 8mo
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DHill
Recursion | Blake Crouch
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This has been on my TBR for a while and I‘m excited to finally get started.

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Cindyelizavaz
Recursion | Blake Crouch
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The premise of the book is interesting. I was hooked from the get go. Towards the end, I feel that things got a little haphazard but the ending is well thought of. I would rate this a solid 4/5

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Marni
Recursion | Blake Crouch
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#bookreport and #weekly forecast
Tagged book was my fav this week. Super excited about the From Blood and Ash series, the first book has sucked me in!

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DogMomIrene
Recursion | Blake Crouch
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Daily Deal👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

lauren.lerner Great book, hope you enjoy it! 9mo
DogMomIrene @lauren.lerner Thanks! I really liked Dark Matter. 9mo
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Marni
Recursion | Blake Crouch
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5
This book met my expectations! Absolutely loved it! Crouch is so good at weaving fascinating concepts within thrilling narratives
26/60

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Marni
Recursion | Blake Crouch
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What book was it?

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Karmapen
Recursion | Blake Crouch
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I really enjoyed this. It was undeniably creepy and unsettling, the way most books about time travel are, but I loved the exploration of different timelines and the toll it took on the people who had to go back and live their lives over (and over and over) again. My only qualm was that there was so much consideration and detail given to the first four parts that part five felt a little rushed in comparison.

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Marni
Recursion | Blake Crouch
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“Barry Sutton pulls over into the fire lane at the main entrance of the Poe Building, an Art Deco tower glowing white in the illumination of its exterior sconces.”
#FirstLineFridays

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janeycanuck
Recursion | Blake Crouch
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My bookclub book from February? I do appreciate that the science in Crouch‘s books isn‘t too science-y but this just got too confusing for me in the last quarter or so.

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catsuit_mango
Recursion | Blake Crouch
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Trying to find what that genre is called (techno thriller maybe) as I could read more of it.
Also read and listen to 2 stories mentioning the Mandela effect today :)

LazyOwl I remember reading Dark Matter. It was so mind bending and I hear a lot of BC's books are that way. I would be interested to hear what you think of this one. 10mo
catsuit_mango @LazyOwl i just finished it and yes it is as complex and mind bending as Dark Matter. It is also impossible to put down ;) I loved it 10mo
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Nelnjali
Recursion | Blake Crouch
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4.75🌟 This is my second time through this book, and it was just as good as the first time, if not even more so. This book is a fabulous balance of action and emotion, and its twists and turns keep readers guessing. This is one of my favorite books when it comes to just sheer enjoyment.

Victoriahoperose I agree!! I really enjoyed this book too and did not expect to since it‘s not really my normal pick! 11mo
FelinesAndFelonies Blake Crouch completely changed my opinion about Sci-Fi. I had never read more than enough to know I didn't like it. Then BAM!-Blake Crouch rocked my world. It was def a 5⭐ book for me. 11mo
marleed This is on my stack to reread, as well. Sometimes I enjoy a book even more the second time through when I‘m not trying to anticipate the ending. 11mo
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Nelnjali @marleed I definitely recommend reading it a second time. I noticed many things I didn't notice before. It is such a cleverly crafted book! 11mo
Nelnjali @Victoriahoperose @FelinesAndFelonies @marleed Have you read Dark Matter? Recursion is a bit better, in my opinion, but I loved Dark Matter as well. 11mo
marleed @Nelnjali Yes, and I really liked both. My heart goes too Recursion because that was my first Blake Crouch experience. 11mo
FelinesAndFelonies I have read both and would not be able to choose a favorite. They were both 5⭐ reads for me and I could definitely see myself reading either a second time, which is unusual for me. 11mo
Victoriahoperose I LOVED Dark Matter. Both were just so good. He‘s a one click buy for me now!! 11mo
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Avanders
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🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯

Mostly, I‘m just speechless. It‘s one of those books where, you hit a certain point and you literally cannot set it down. Literally. 🤭

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

*image from google images ☺️

BethM I lived this one! 10mo
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FelinesAndFelonies
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Blake Crouch is a genius. Every time I finish his books I feel simultaneously brilliant and idiotic. I wonder how his mind conceptualizes all of the incredible ideas he presents. I'm so glad I took a chance on Dark Matter. It was so brilliant that I couldn't wait to read Recursion. And I am not the least bit disappointed, which is rare when reading a second book by an author I love. Recursion makes me think. And I love that in a book.

Tattooedteacher I‘ve always thought the same thing: how does his brain do this. 11mo
FelinesAndFelonies @Tattooedteacher Most science fiction makes me crinkle my nose and say "That could never happen. This is dumb." But his books make me raise my eyebrows and think "What if?" 11mo
NikkiM5 Totally agree. great book but i had to think hard 😂 11mo
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FelinesAndFelonies
Recursion | Blake Crouch
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If it's not one, it's the other...
#catsoflitsy #catsy

BookishMarginalia Awwww! 11mo
Tattooedteacher Awww. You‘re blessed with the love of a kitty. 11mo
Nute So cute!🐱💜 11mo
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FelinesAndFelonies
Recursion | Blake Crouch
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Good thing I wasn't trying to read or anything.

What's the psychology behind cats doing this?
#catsoflitsy #catsy #littenskittens #teamblackcat

CoverToCoverGirl The anti-reading crew has struck again! 😻 11mo
FelinesAndFelonies @CoverToCoverGirl I'm going to start referring to them as the Anti-Reading Crew. 11mo
CoverToCoverGirl @FelinesAndFelonies Lol! I have 4 in my crew, so it does get challenging. 11mo
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I love Blake Crouch. He is so brilliant.
This is one of those thoughts you have at 4 am and then can't fall back to sleep.
Where indeed?...

Nelnjali I love this book! I'm currently rereading it and loving it just as much as the first time. 11mo
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paulareadsallthetime
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ If you enjoyed Dark Matter, you will love Recursion!! This book follows the characters as they live through different timelines. Changing the past can have dire consequences.

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Nelnjali
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Revisiting Recursion for book club. I'm excited to discuss this one with new readers! I read it super quickly the first time through, so I'm looking forward to new insights this time through. Apparently, Smokey thought I looked lonely and decided to join me.

Ruthiella Aw Smokey! 😻 (edited) 12mo
Reagan Smokey! 😍 12mo
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BriW
Recursion | Blake Crouch
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So good! Confusing plot sometimes but well written. The nature of the subject is confusing. Made me question time and reality 💫

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ValerieAndBooks
Recursion | Blake Crouch
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Books like this one are good for my reading slumps. Not terribly profound, but gets you riding along the “what if...” pathways with the author, as was the case with Dark Matter.

BarbaraBB I liked this one a lot too. Glad it helped you out of that reading slump! 12mo
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TheSpineView
Recursion | Blake Crouch
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#JumpIntoJanuary @Eggs
Prompt: Yellow Cover

Eggs 💛🖤💛 12mo
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H_SQUARED
Recursion | Blake Crouch
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I love Blake Crouch, but who the hell ends a book like this??

magyklyXdelish I agree!!!! I hated this open ending 😩😩 12mo
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Sargar114
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Really finished my 2020 reading year with a bang! Loved this one. A fascinating look at reality, memory, regrets, and second (or third, or fifth, or sixth...) chances. Ended up being the perfect New Years read. This quote felt just right heading into 2021
This was my #doublespin for December

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 13mo
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Sargar114
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Top reads of 2020! Not finished with the tagged book yet, but probably about 90% done so I‘m counting it for 2020

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Sargar114
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Man...this book should be taught in every philosophy 101 class...so intriguing 🤔 🤯 #doublespin

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Sargar114
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This book has got me like...

Out of context this quote isn‘t incredibly mind blowing...but in the scope of what is happening....holy moly!!!
#doublespin

MadDashReading I think I literally posted the exact same 🤯 thing about this book! Lol. 13mo
Sargar114 @MadDashReading Great Minds!!! It‘s so good so far. I really enjoyed Dark Matter, so glad that this one is holding up. (edited) 13mo
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SW-T
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First time reading Crouch. Interesting concept though towards the end parts felt a bit repetitive and frustrating because it seemed like the characters should‘ve figured things out by then. But at the same time, it made sense why they didn‘t. Can definitely see reading another book by Crouch.

aperfectmjk Dark Matter is great. Probably my favorite of his. 13mo
SW-T @aperfectmjk I‘ll have to check it out. Thanks for the recommendation! 13mo
Tattooedteacher I agree on Dark Matter. It‘s mind blowing. Happy reading. @aperfectmjk 13mo
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vivastory Love Recursion, but agree with the thread. Dark Matter is my favorite 13mo
DaNae.Gr I agree with @aperfectmjk on Dark Matter. I did enjoy Recursion too! 13mo
SW-T @aperfectmjk @Tattooedteacher @vivastory @DaNae.Gr With all the endorsements Dark Matter is now officially on my TBR! 13mo
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Sargar114
Recursion | Blake Crouch
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Starting my #doublespin today

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Good luck!! 13mo
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Macnjen
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Audiobook. I love Blake Crouch's writing. Sci Fi isn't my genre but it's not so fantastical that I couldn't connect. It is a mind bender, just like “Dark Matter“ was, with alternating time lines and realities. The narration was good in the audio version. Not being a science person I'm not sure how believable the technology parts of the story are, but it sold me. Great story.