Science Fiction · Thriller

Book Review – Recursion by Blake Crouch @blakecrouch1 @CrownPublishing #bookreview #20booksofsummer

Goodreads 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.

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.

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?

My Opinion:

Wow! That was one mind-boggling, terrifying, sci-fi thriller!

Helena Smith has only ever wanted one thing, to help her mother who suffers from Alzheimer’s. She wants to develop a way to preserve memories. Barry is a NYPD detective and has come face to face with FMS – False Memory Syndrome. Not much is known about FMS, but it is greatly feared as more and more seem to be coming down with it.

I don’t even know where to start, this is one of those times when less is more. This was such a fun read! It was often hard to wrap my little brain around what was going on and yet I was completely addicted to this story. I frequently reread passages just to make sure I was reading it correctly. This book was intense, thrilling, and very cleverly written.

I would love to spend a day in Blake Crouch’s brain! Where does he come up with this stuff?? I don’t read science fiction, but the way he weaves sci-fi and the thriller genre is amazing! I am a fan for life!

I highly recommend this book as well as Dark Matter for those who love a good thriller, you won’t be disappointed!

*Thank you Crown Publishing for the opportunity to read and review this book via NetGalley for my honest opinion.

Other Blake Crouch Books I Have Reviewed:

Dark Matter

Book Details:

Genre: Science Fiction/Thriller
Series: None
Publisher: Crown Publishing
Publication Date: 6/11/2019
Pages: 336 (eBook)

*Book 4/20 in the 20 Books of Summer reading challenge.

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