Dark Matter

by Blake Crouch

Quick take

The author doesn't just build a world: he builds a whole multiverse, with a very singular love story at its core.

Why I love it

In science fiction, world building is key—the best books are the ones in which the author creates a convincing setting, where there are exact rules and ways of behaving that make sense unto itself, no matter how far-fetched the overall concept. In Dark Matter, Blake Crouch doesn't just build a world: he builds a whole multiverse in which various versions of the world exist simultaneously, with a v...


'œAre you happy with your life?'

Those are the last words Jason Dessen hears before the masked abductor knocks him unconscious.

Before he awakens to find himself strapped to a gurney, surrounded by strangers in hazmat suits.

Before a man Jason’s never met smiles down at him and says, 'œWelcome back, my friend.'

In this world he’s woken up to, Jason’s life is not the one he kn...

Member thoughts

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  • Jacob O.

    Omaha, NE

    "This book blew my mind, and the minds of the 10 people I've recommended it to. It's absolutely brilliant in every way: the writing style, narrative flow and characters are all well drawn and executed."

  • Rhonda K.

    Palmer, MA

    "Sci-Fi thriller! Could not put this fast paced novel down! What an imagination this writer has! Kudos to this author, great job! Really hoping for a sequel. I've read a movie's not out of the question"

  • Aimee S.

    Fairfax station , VA

    "Page turner with a great ending! "

  • Sarah G.

    Maple Grove, MN

    "A great read about parallel universes, the impact of our choices, and identity. One of my favorite BOTM choices."

  • Katee H.

    Roanoke, VA

    "A sci-fi thriller you'll want to devour in one sitting. K"

  • Jessica B.

    Pittsburgh, PA

    "This is my favorite BOTM I've ever received! I recommend to everyone It was so intriguing and perfect! "

  • Karla W.

    South Jordan, UT

    "Read this in two days!! Thought provoking and addictive. Hope to read more from this author."

  • Micheline H.

    Montrose, CO

    "I love this science fiction story. The content is similar to our reality and it made me wonder about the choices we make in life."

  • Emily R.

    Houston, TX


  • Caitlin W.

    New York, NY

    "I really enjoyed this book! Really made you think "

  • Ken H.

    Lawrenceville, GA

    "Fast paced, interesting concept. I blew through this book in a weekend!"