Book Review: Recursion by Blake Crouch

July 24, 2020 Book review 2 ★★★★½

Where do I start with this one! Recursion by Blake Crouch is such a mind blowing and unique book and it’s hard to know what to say. Apart from I LOVED IT!

Thanks to Pan Macmillan for giving me for giving me a copy of this book for review consideration. As always, no matter what the source of the book, you get my honest, unbiased opinion.

Book Review: Recursion by Blake CrouchRecursion by Blake Crouch
Published by Pan Macmillan on June 11, 2019
Genres: Thrillers, Science Fiction
Pages: 336
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the bestselling author of Dark Matter and the Wayward Pines trilogy comes a relentless thriller about time, identity, and memory—his most mind-boggling, irresistible work to date, and the inspiration for Shondaland’s upcoming Netflix film.;
At first, it looks like a disease. An epidemic that spreads through no known means, driving its victims mad with memories of a life they never lived. But the force that’s sweeping the world is no pathogen. It’s just the first shock wave, unleashed by a stunning discovery—and what’s in jeopardy is not our minds but the very fabric of time itself. In New York City, Detective Barry Sutton is closing in on the truth—and in a remote laboratory, neuroscientist Helena Smith is unaware that she alone holds the key to this mystery . . . and the tools for fighting back. Together, Barry and Helena will have to confront their enemy—before they, and the world, are trapped in a loop of ever-growing chaos.

!@#$ addictive CRIME SciFi suspense

My Thoughts on Recursion

I do think it would be very useful to know what recursion means before you start this book, I didn’t. But it’s such a brilliant title for the loop the loop plotline.

Recursion : “the repeated application of a recursive procedure or definition”

This book brings a whole new meaning to déjà vu. As I travelled the plotlines over and over, my mind wandered down the most exciting and confusing warren of rabbit holes. I could hardly think straight I was so busy trying to keep everything unravelled, but it was a challenge I loved undertaking.

The science was well explained, again I’ll say challenging, but well worth the effort as it added extra layers to the complexity of the plot. And no complaints about the pace here; the flow is electrifying and action-packed.

I feel Blake Crouch’s books are an exciting, twisty and dark blend of sci-fi and thrillers and that makes them very unique reads for me. I actually picked up his first book Dark Matter by mistake thinking it was a thriller, and it was the best mistake I ever made.

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Love, love, love these books and whatever new genre he seems to have invented for himself!

Rating Report
Did I feel it?
Overall: four-stars

Who should read Recursion by Blake Crouch

Highly recommended if you love twisty, science fiction and alternate reality plotlines.  Fans of Parallel by Lauren Miller and Maybe In Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid should also like this one.  Note these two books are pretty different to Recursion, but I think if you like one, you’ll like the other.


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