#BookReview: Recursion by Blake Crouch @blakecrouch1 @CrownPublishing



My Review:

A dark, sci-fi thriller that had my mind bending in many directions!

From the author of Dark Matter, which has been on my reading list for some time, but still haven’t read it yet.

Would you like a do-over of your life?  Hmm, that seems like a loaded question and it is! This was quite an edge of your seat, genre crossover that had me needing answers and quick.

A brilliant neuroscientist Helena Smith, has developed technology that will redefine how we think about time and memory. Playing with time and timelines is where she is headed and some seedy people just might want a piece of this technology.  “Pandora’s box has been flung open.”

I really enjoyed this fast read, although it took some “work” on my part. A lot happens and moves quite quickly- think Evelyn Hardcastle meets time machine. Lets talk equations, science, timelines, and memory loopy de loops. If you have the patience, this is an entertaining, far-out puzzle to enjoy.

Interested? Step right in, buckle up, place the helmet on and lets mess with time!

FYI…. Shonda Rhimes will be developing a netflix production! Exciting news!


Book Description:

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?




  1. I read Dark Matter and liked it, but then again, I didn’t. I am not a huge Sci-Fi fan and there were parts I couldn’t get my head around. I think I will give this one a try as your review is wonderful and I did enjoy his writing. I will have to fit it in.

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  2. I still haven’t read Dark Matter because I’m not a sci-fi fan, but I get a feeling that I’m missing something by not reading his books. This one sounds good too if I can just wrap my mind around the sci-fi stuff, lol. Excellent review, Holly!

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    • Thanks Stephanie! I totally get it. This is the type of Sci-Fi I enjoy (it has a thriller edge) but I don’t read a lot of the genre either!


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