A Novel

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"My son has been erased." Those are the last words the woman tells Barry Sutton, before she leaps from the Manhattan rooftop. Barry learns that all across the country, people are waking up to lives different from the ones they fell asleep to. Miles away, neuroscientist Helena Smith is developing a technology that allows us to preserve our most intense memories and relive them. Barry's search for the truth leads him to discover that Helena's work has yielded a terrifying gift - the ability not just to preserve memories but to remake them - at the risk of destroying what it means to be human.
Publisher: New York, New York : Crown, ©2019.
ISBN: 9781524759780
Characteristics: 329 pages ;,25 cm.


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Jul 17, 2019

Very entertaining speculative fiction. It will keep you up at night because you want to read more, but not because you're terrified by what you just read! I like that this second novel is from two perspectives, including a female character.

ArapahoeLesley Jul 10, 2019

Crouch excels at the pulse pounding mind bending visceral fast paced thrill ride. The intricate storytelling all fits together so well it's horrifyingly believable and you really do care about his characters, their experiences and their humanity. An excellent read!

jabberbooky Jul 04, 2019

I am not generally a speculative sci-fi reader. But I read Dark Matter and now recommend it to anyone wanting something well-written and really interesting. I did not want to read this because I just didn't know how Crouch could do more. But he did. Mind-blowing and makes you think and want to turn pages or speed up the audio. Yes, I was doing both. Blake Crouch is an amazing author. Just try him...

Nicr Jul 04, 2019

Don't suppose it all stands up to much scrutiny, but the breakneck pace makes that moot. "You have to stop thinking linearly." No kidding. Ultimately too overblown for me.

SPL_Brittany Jul 04, 2019

I really wanted to like this novel, the premise was interesting, and I had enjoyed his previous novel "Dark Matter". I found the first half to be enjoyable with good pacing, and I enjoyed the multiple perspectives. However, the last half dragged on for me and got a little repetitive, and I found there was little character development. The concept was intriguing though, the execution of it didn't translate very well on the page for me.

DPLjennyp Jun 28, 2019

Another excellent quantum thriller from Crouch. Fun and thought-provoking.

DCLadults Jun 25, 2019

A New & Noteworthy pick. Another mind-bending sci-fi thriller from Blake Crouch. Clear your schedule because all you’re going to want to do is read this book.

Jun 23, 2019

A pretty good sci-fi novel about the ethics behind technological advancements and its impact on The Human Being. Remember him? Or her.

The first half really pulled me in with what felt like a meditation on memory, perception and experience. But it quickly devolved as the action rose...action annoys me. Chases, guns, love interest complications...not my thing.

I enjoyed the book, but probably won't remember it in a week and won't rush to read Crouch's next book.

Jun 17, 2019

read this book without first reading blurbs like the ones listed here. enjoyed the 1st half immensely, but by the end I was glad to be done. suspense slowly drained away and was replaced by tedium, but you should read it to form your own opinion as I am in the minority.

ArapahoeAlice Jun 11, 2019

Compelling story about time travel and a condition called False Memory Syndrome. The logical twists are very interesting. The story isn't about the ability to time travel, it is about the emotional consequences. The characters are well developed and memorable. Enjoyed this very much.

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