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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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Long story short, in this book DARPA has a way to go back and undo bad things that happened in the recent past. Many of those things end up being mass shootings. They could‘ve just tightened gun laws, but no, they have to create this complex super-secret machine that alters spacetime and human consciousness. 😆🤦🏽‍♀️😆

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Library haul. Top 2 are book club reads - nothing I would have chosen. Red Rising is a book I‘d never heard of but read a lot of rave reviews on recently so want to try it. Recursion I‘m so excited for since I really like Blake Crouch. The bottom two are my suspense/horror picks as we near fall and the season of a scary book! The Hunger in particular intrigues me since the Donner party has always spooked me since it was discussed in The Shining.

JSW I love The Thirteenth Tale! It‘s a subtle creepy. 3h
DrexEdit Very nice haul! Looks like some good reading! 😊 3h
Pogue The Thirteenth Tale was so good and perfectly creepy. 3h
Bookgirl @JSW @Pogue oh really??? That‘s so exciting...I just ordered it from the library since it was a book club pick, knowing nothing about it. Now I‘m looking forward to it! 3h
Bookgirl @DrexEdit thanks! We will see if I get to them all! 3h
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Nitpickyabouttrains
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This book was amazing. Wow. Timelines and alternative histories. Great characters. I loved this one. Crouch rocks at sci-fi.

Butterflyamore I‘m reading it now while thinking, “This book is amazing.” It‘s like you read my thoughts. 😂 11h
Nitpickyabouttrains @Butterflyamore I could not put it down 10h
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Butterflyamore
Recursion | Blake Crouch

He has wondered lately if that‘s all living really is - one long goodbye to those we love. ~Blake Crouch/Recursion

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Butterflyamore
Recursion | Blake Crouch
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Day 18: Your reading spot #botmbookclubseptphotochallenge

Where do you love to snuggle up and read at home? My favorite spot is our #yogibo double. I love to lounge with a good book and my Van Gogh quilt!

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j9brown
Recursion | Blake Crouch
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What the hell just happened? I finished this book in a day and a half! It was a blast. Clever and trippy.
I didn't quite get the emotional impact that I think the author was going for. Maybe I read it too fast, or maybe it was too fast-paced (I felt like I was reading a movie for like, three quarters of it). But I had a great time overall 😆

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BS197544
Recursion | Blake Crouch
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RECURSION is a mind bending trip that deals with heavy subjects as neuroscience, time, philosophy, physics and nature of our memory. The story follows a scientist Helena Smith as she tries to find a way for alzheimer patients to retain their memory and an NYPD dectective Barry Sutton as he tries to cope with a tragedy. This is a fantastic sciece fiction thriller which deals with the fragile elements of time, identity and memory. Not to be missed.

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Butterflyamore
Recursion | Blake Crouch
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Last month when I did the Book Snob Book Tag on BookTube, I started thinking about other things that I am definitely very particular about when it comes to books. As it turns out, I am a bigger book snob than I initially realized! Check out my latest video video and let me know if any of these things bother you, too! https://youtu.be/wMp_dYyTtTQ #booktube #youtube #bookvlog #booksnob #dustjackets #moviecovets #massmarketpaperbacks #librarybooks

EadieB @Butterflyamore Sorry to see that Elliot passed away! He was so cute! In regards to DustJackets, I love them too. I bought a book that didn't have a jacket and made my own by taking a picture of the cover from the Amazon app and printed it out on paper and taped the papers together. I'm not at home or I would show you the cover that I made. I take the jacket off when I read the book but I would never throw it away. I put it back on after reading. 3d
EadieB @Butterflyamore I also like to remove the plastic covers from library books I own. I hate when they put the barcode on the back of the cover and cover up some of the wording from other's reviews or the description of the book. I hate to get a book where people have bent the edges of pages to mark their spot. I also am a book repairer. I'm forever putting tapes on the backside of older books whose jacket is ripping. Tape bindings that are apart too (edited) 3d
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EadieB @Butterflyamore I like reading hardcover but sometimes find the trade of mass market a lot easier to travel with. I don't like descriptive sex or bad language in books. I love beautiful poetic writing too where I will read every word. But other styles don't bother me either. Never heard of putting bar codes on the front. Sales stickers on the front are annoying too. I always peel them off. I don't keep books after I read them so I'm not too fussy. 3d
Butterflyamore @EadieB Thank you. It‘s been very difficult emotionally. We did not expect this to happen. Creating a cover for one without a dust jacket is a really good idea! I might have to do that for the one I mentioned. 3d
Butterflyamore @EadieB Yes, I don‘t like those sale stickers either. I‘m usually okay with profanity, as long as it isn‘t ridiculously out of control, but I‘m not a fan of descriptive sex scenes either. 3d
EadieB @Butterflyamore Making the cover was a lot of fun. I'll have to find the book or I may have sent it on to one of my book swapping sites and I probably explained the cover to the person I sent it too. But I may still have it. 3d
EadieB @Butterflyamore The profanity that I dislike is when they use the F word throughout constantly when it is not necessary. That really bugs me. I think I mentioned the book YOU by Carolyn Kepnes. Found that really bad for descriptive sex and language. 3d
Butterflyamore @EadieB Yeah, I thought I had wanted to read that but not now, based on what you‘ve shared. I do feel using the F word repeatedly really takes away from the value of the story. The sex stuff - I don‘t know - it‘s just so awkward to read for me. I really am not interested in the sex lives of other people. 3d
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Recursion | Blake Crouch
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What teachers and professors never told her was about the dark side of finding your purpose. The part where it consumes you. Where it becomes a destroyer of relationships and happiness. And still, she wouldn‘t trade it.

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CharissaWeaksAuthor
Recursion | Blake Crouch
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I‘m too beat tonight, but I fully intend to dig into this over the weekend.

mcipher It is so good- enjoy!! 5d
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riversong153
Recursion | Blake Crouch
Mehso-so

Sooo I thought the premise was interesting but the execution wasn‘t great. The beginning was really good and drew me in. By the middle I didn‘t really care about the characters anymore and just slugged through to the end.

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Between “Recursion” and “Dark Matter” I have quickly become someone who will read anything Blake Crouch writes, no questions asked. Whenever I thought I knew where “Recursion” was going, I was wrong. It‘s a puzzle-box time travel story, based on memory, death, and love. This book was a blast, compulsively readable and brimming with unexpected heart.

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sumaiyya.books
Recursion | Blake Crouch
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I LOVED this as much as Dark Matter 😱🖤

Addison_Reads I just checked this one out from my local library. I can't wait to start it. 😁 6d
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Mtroiano
Recursion | Blake Crouch
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None of this months selections really caught my attention but this one has been on my list! #botm

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mom2bugnbee
Recursion | Blake Crouch
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Holy cow.

I can't remember the last time that I tore through pages so quickly that I had to go back becauwe I jumped over sections of text. This was even better than Dark Matter - my pulse & breathing literally quickened with theirs as the difficulties unfolded. I imagine that it does help if your mind has a scientific bend (🙋🏻‍♀️), but I think that it's understandable to all. Definitely will be reading his back list!

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐/⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

ruskigurl16 It‘s incredible, isn‘t it? 😍🤣 1w
mom2bugnbee @ruskigurl16 I'm still wrapping my head around it. This was a library loan, but I think I want to buy this so I Dan re-read it to pay more attention to all of the scienc-y stuff. 1w
mom2bugnbee @ruskigurl16 *can re-read it 1w
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Decalino
Recursion | Blake Crouch
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In this compulsively readable SF thriller, a NYC cop uncovers the truth about False Memory Syndrome, a terrifying condition that convinces victims they once lived completely different lives. Meanwhile, a brilliant scientist must watch as her technology is used in ways that have increasingly disastrous consequences on a global scale. A fascinating exploration of memory, grief, regret and the nature of time itself. Good stuff!

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alvingregorio
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Tremendously satisfying! The kind of pleasure that hurts my head a little, makes me close the book and say “hold up. Wtf?” On a personal level, this book couldn‘t have come into my life at a better time, just with the life experiences I‘m going through. If that isn‘t the chair at work, I don‘t know what is!!!

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Butterflyamore
Recursion | Blake Crouch
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So I‘m on Day 7 of the #botmbookclubseptphotochallenge on Instagram, yellow covers, and I realized that, despite loving the color, I definitely don‘t have a lot of yellow books in my collection. How about you? Does yellow make much of an appearance on your bookshelf?

marleed I only have a couple yellow spines. A few more if I put the jackets on. My front room shelves surrounding the tv are filled with books colored for the season. I use yellow at Easter and Back-to-school August so I‘m always excited when a new book has a yellow spine! 2w
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mom2bugnbee
Recursion | Blake Crouch
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YAAAAAAAAIIIIIIISSSSS!

*throws all of today's plans out the window*

MelissaSue81 What is this skip the line feature? I was just talking about this book. It is so not my normal genre but I really liked it!
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8little_paws I've never heard of that feature either and am interested! 2w
mom2bugnbee I don't know which libraries use it & which don't, but I'm in middle TN (as is @britt_brooke, who has also used this). I haven't figured out the algorithm yet, but every so often, I'm given the opportunity to borrow something on my hold list early, but for only 7 days rather than the normal 21. If you don't finish in 7 days, you simply retake your place in the regular line. It's a wonderful surprise when it happens! 2w
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Jediash1
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Dark Matter is one of my all time favorite books, and Blake Crouch has done it again with Recursion. This book is a fascinating sci-fi thriller about memory and time travel. I raced to finish it because I couldn‘t wait to find out what happened!

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Jenken1998
Recursion | Blake Crouch
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Ok. I started this tonight. So far it seems to be about perception of reality, the importance of memories, what would you do over. Im liking it. I'm cruising along half way into the book and... bam. A familiar name. That just happens to be the name of the author if the book i just finished earlier today. Now my brain hurts. 😳😳😳😳 lol.

marleed I love it when things like that happen. 2w
tournevis It's literally recursive! 😁 2w
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Holliesplaining
Recursion | Blake Crouch
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Oh, it‘s good.

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Kerrioke
Recursion | Blake Crouch
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Got my BotM box yesterday with my free #birthday book! Being a BotM BFF has its perks 😁

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻🎉🙌🏻🎉 2w
jillrhudy I couldn't get into Recursion due to sleeplessness but I can 100% vouch for Lock Every Door and Evelyn Hugo. 1w
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Jenken1998
Recursion | Blake Crouch
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I don't want to go to work. I want to read all day. 😁

Grrlbrarian Big mood 🙌 2w
Bkwurm The struggle is real. Sometimes you just have to give in to it. Maybe today is one of those days? 😉 2w
Slajaunie Indeed! 📖 2w
Holliesplaining Me too! Me too! 2w
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Butterflyamore
Recursion | Blake Crouch
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I put together this rainbow of books for the #botmbookclubseptphotochallenge on Instagram! I am a little annoyed that my indigo looks rather black in the photo! Haha! Can you guess how many of these books I‘ve actually read?

marleed Well, I read Recursion. You welcome to take my count! 2w
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Owlizabeth
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I waited to let this book sink in before writing this and the more I think about it, the more I liked it. A study on memory and alternate universes and reality, it‘s also a story about grief and love. Fast-paced almost to a fault, Blake Crouch isn‘t afraid of tackling big problems and the scope of what he‘s done here is pretty impressive. And I‘m pro anyone making sci-fi mainstream. 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

MrBook Great review! I feel the same about the book. 😊🙌🏻 3w
vivastory Wonderful review. I have this one waiting on my shelves. 3w
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Avidreader25
Recursion | Blake Crouch
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Some great new releases this month!

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Owlizabeth
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Oooookay...where this gonna go next?

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amycollard
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Wow! This book blew my mind. Really good, really crazy. Mind-boggling trying to follow different timelines and figure out what the heck is happening! Really makes you think about time and memory and what is reality. Plus it‘s just a fast paced thriller.

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SheReadsAndWrites
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This book is SO GOOD!! I love Blake Crouch's stories and writing. It reminds me of Michael Crichton. It can get technical, but if you don't get bogged down in that and just read, his characters are so great and you want to run through the story with them. I've been in a reading slump and this got me out of it. I couldn't put it down.
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Letter R for #LitsyAtoZ2019
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SaraFair I‘ve just gotta get it!!! 3w
jenniferajanes I agree with your review! I understood enough to enjoy the story. What a wild ride! 3w
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Lauren.Archer
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This was a wild ride. At times it was a little too technical for my taste, but man when the story was able to perpetuate it was so good.

SheReadsAndWrites I'm 100 pages from being done! Hoping to finish tonight. 🤞🏼 3w
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AvidReaderandGeekGirl
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Such a great book! 4.5 stars, the ending was the only part I didn't love.

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Owlizabeth
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Added this to the rotation last night and WHAAAAAAAT am I reading? Totally into it but this is crazytown bananapants.

Alfoster I know, right??? And it stays that way till the end!😳😳😳 3w
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PSreads73
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Recursion made me more introspective than any other book I‘ve ever read. It made me contemplate whether I‘d go back and change certain things. It made me think about the idea and possibility of false memories. Our memories are probably never an exact depiction of events but are any of them completely false?

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PSreads73
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Recursion by Blake Crouch is easily one of my new favorites. The story involves time travel which causes several different timelines. It‘s written in a way that helps the reader follow along without getting too confused by the various timelines. Recursion is much more than a time travel story. It is a very well written science fiction novel, a story involving apocalypse and a great love story.

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Lauren.Archer
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Hopefully this is half as good as Dark Matter.

SheReadsAndWrites I just started this yesterday and it's GOOD!! 🤓 3w
the-flashley I just ordered this from B&N! Dark Matter was amazing, and I‘ve heard this one is just as good. Happy reading! 3w
tessavi In my opinion, this one was better! I enjoyed Dar Matter as well. 3w
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SheReadsAndWrites
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I love that I married a man who is happy to sit across from me in a coffee shop and read. ❤️🤓 #booklove

Erinreadsthebooks Love this! My husband isn't a reader but understands my love for reading. 3w
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tammysue
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WOW 4.5 stars - I was completely blown away. Thriller plus Sci-Fi equals one crazy, mind-boggling, addictive and suspenseful ride!! Once I picked it up I couldn‘t put it down. Recursion is a must read especially if you gave Dark Matter a thumbs up.
Excited to hear Netflix has bought the movie rights. I can‘t wait to see it.

#NetGalley #CrownPublishing

SheReadsAndWrites No way! As I read this I thought it would make an awesome movie. 😃 3w
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jenniferajanes
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This book is full of wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey stuff, and I loved it. No, I didn‘t understand all of the science, but I understood enough to enjoy the story. It‘s pretty mind-bending! I also learned a new word (recursion). Give it a try!

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SheReadsAndWrites
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Because bookstores are my favorite hangout... ❤️🤓

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EadieB
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Entertaining science fiction thriller about time, identity and memory with a time-travel aspect. Unique and nothing like anything you have read before. The book deals with FMS (False Memory Syndrome), a mysterious disease that drives its victims mad with memories of a life never lived. The disease is contagious. Action-packed story. Fast-paced. Recommend book to those who love unique science fiction thrillers. Thanks NetGalley, Crown Publishing.

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Abby2
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Good sci-fi and twisty plot.

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AnnaDesourdy
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This book was SO GOOD. Very interesting look at memory and how it shapes our lives. Too sciencey at son points for me, just had to kind of power through those. But overall super good. Makes me want to go read Dark Matter again!

BarbaraBB I bought Dark Matter immediately after finishing this one. I hope it‘s as good! 3w
Texreader @BarbaraBB I don‘t do sci-fi but I enjoyed Dark Matter and look forward to reading this one too 3w
AnnaDesourdy @BarbaraBB @Texreader In my opinion Dark Matter is a better book but they are both extremely good. I didn't consider myself to be a sci-fi person either but Dark Matter actually got me more interested in the genre! 3w
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jenniferajanes
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I‘m starting on this one next! I‘ve only read one book by Blake Crouch (Abandon), and I liked it so much I picked up Dark Matter on sale for Kindle (haven‘t read it yet). This one is from the library and has been high on my summer TBR list.

AnnaDesourdy Dark Matter remains to this day my favorite fictional book. Just finished this one tonight and it was SO GOOD although a little too intensely sciencey for me at times. 3w
jenniferajanes @AnnaDesourdy Hooray! Now you make me want to dive into Dark Matter after I get this one back to the library. 3w
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alvingregorio
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WTF is happening?!? 🤯 Having a great time and laughing out loud trying to hold onto this crazy rollercoaster. I had to pause and recompose myself.

marleed It‘s so good. I gave up trying to figure out the end so I could just enjoy this 5* read! 3w
alvingregorio @marleed I'm having such a good time. I just need to stop trying figuring it out too. 3w
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Chab256
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My first 5 star read of the year...something a little outside my normal reading box...I really enjoyed the questions this book raises about memory, time, destiny, and human behavior. I will definitely pick up Crouch's previous novel Dark Matter in the future.
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marleed I gave this 5 stars, as well. And also not in my wheel house! I‘m think now I might need new wheels! 3w
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SheReadsAndWrites
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I'm a big fan of cool book covers and this one is awesome. 😎 I loved his book, Dark Matter, so I'm excited to dive into this one...🤓 #bookcovers

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Butterflyamore
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Guys! Guess what?!?! I won this awesome tote bag from The Dog Eared Book in Palmyra, NY.

Although the books did not come with the bag, they‘ve all been purchased from The Dog Eared Book at some point!

Have you won any bookish items lately?

Velvetfur That's so cool, I'm happy for you! No I haven't won anything, hehe 😊 4w
CarolynM I love that bag! 4w
GloVerdino I have a friend that lives in Palmyra, I went to college in Geneseo! I‘ll have to find this bookstore next time I‘m in the area! 4w
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Bklover What a great bag! Yay you!! 🥳 4w
Butterflyamore @GloVerdino Yes! I hope you do! It‘s such a wonderful little bookstore! 4w
Ddzmini Love the bag 🤣🤣🤣 4w
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alvingregorio
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I get it. 😪

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