The Blonde Bookworm: Recursion by Blake Crouch -- Review

Recursion by Blake Crouch -- Review

Thursday, June 20, 2019


Title: Recursion 
Author: Blake Crouch 
Pages: 336
Publishing: June 11th 2019 by Crown Publishing Group


 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? 


What wild novel! I was so excited when I saw Crouch had a new novel coming out. I absolutely loved Dark Matter, so this was definitely at the top of my list this summer! As in Dark Matter, there is a time travel/memory component to Recursion and it is super twisty and mind bending. I had to re-read a couple of pages and go back to a chapter or two to make sure I was catching everything, but it was definitely worth it! I love the mind games that Crouch puts his readers through and it makes for an incredible reading experience. 

All in all, this was an amazing read and I would highly recommend it to readers of all genres. It had romance, history, drama, action, suspense, and science fiction. I could just go on forever, but I'll just let you pick it up and read for yourself! Thank you to Netgalley and Random House for sending this novel in exchange for and honest review. 

Rating 5/5


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