39 thoughts on “Recursion by Blake Crouch

  1. Very clever review, insightful and intuitive, Lashaan. I liked Dark Matter…Crouch had me wrapped around his finger. I can only imagine this one being similar. Maybe not perfect but entertaining and hooking the reader. I do want to give this a try 🙂

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  2. I had a lot of fun with this one, and yeah once I allowed myself go with the flow on a lot of the scientific explanations (or rather, the lack of them) I had a much better time with the story. The ending brought a tear to my eye, so I did bump my rating up just for that 🙂

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  3. You’re right, sometimes a book like this is exactly what the doctor ordered!
    I’ve heard so much about Black Matter (had no idea they were bringing it to the screen, though – wow!) but never felt like it would be my kind of read… I feel like it might be a bit too mindfuckey for me. I’m not even too sure what it’s about but that’s part of the magic, isn’t it?
    Nevertheless, your review was able to shed some light on Blake’s style and writing that made me want to check it out. Just because I don’t dabble in thrillers, doesn’t mean I might not enjoy one if it’s every bit as fascinating as you say! 🙂 Plus, I’m super curious after so much hype… I’ll probably end up disappointed but oh well.
    Amazing post, Lashaan! ^^

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    1. Hahha exactly! And yes, it’s all about plot twists and mindfucking 😂 And I think going in blind will make it an even more pleasant ride. At least confirm that the genre is your thing though 😂 And yes, I think you’re going to have to reduce them expectations of yours if you want to enjoy it now. The hype is going strong for Crouch. Who knows, maybe you could also just wait for movies/shows based on his books to come out! 😜 Thanks, Sophie! Quite happy to hear from you! 😁

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  4. I detect an undercurrent of disappointment within all that praise 😉 Sounds like a solid, entertaining read, but I’m afraid that my nitpicking would detract a lot from my reading experience – I will try out Dark Matter first 😉

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    1. You’re the only one who pointed it out hahaha Honestly, if I had read it at another time, I would’ve ended up ripping it for inconsistencies, typical character development and structure 😂 You could say that it’s excellent junk food! 😁 Hope you’ll have a good time with Dark Matter though!

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      1. For good or worse, I am a very discerning reader 😛
        Sometimes book worms need junk food too 😉 Though in my case I more often feel nauseous than satisfied, there are instances where the ingredients, though thoroughly known, are mixed in such a tasty way than you cannot but applaud the final result 😀

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  5. I still haven’t read his firts work but knowing that his writing makes complex matters understandable is a high praise. Honestly the topics broached here are frightening!

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