Recursion - Blake Crouch


By Blake Crouch

  • Release Date: 2019-06-11
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Recursion book review score

4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 307 Ratings)

Recursion Blake Crouch Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars

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.

“A time-twisting, mind-bending novel, perfect for summer reading.”—The New York Times Book Review

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?

Praise for

“An action-packed, brilliantly unique ride that had me up late and shirking responsibilities until I had devoured the last page . . . a fantastic read.”—Andy Weir, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Martian

“Another profound science-fiction thriller. Crouch masterfully blends science and intrigue into the experience of what it means to be deeply human.”Newsweek

“Definitely not one to forget when you’re packing for vacation . . . [Crouch] breathes fresh life into matters with a mix of heart, intelligence, and philosophical musings.”Entertainment Weekly

“A trippy journey down memory lane . . . [Crouch’s] intelligence is an able match for the challenge he’s set of overcoming the structure of time itself.”Time

“Wildly entertaining . . . another winning novel from an author at the top of his game.”AV Club

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User reviews about this book

  • Highly original, thought provoking

    By jameyfrank
    What if you could manipulate reality, and accidentally ended the world? How could you fix things? Excellent storytelling with three dimensional characters. Very readable prose, highly descriptive writing.
  • Starts out good then goes nowhere

    By Manfredx
    This started out with a great idea, and like a lot of his stories, just went nowhere. It’s almost like he doesn’t know how to finish anything once he has a good idea. Definitely was extremely painful listening for the last half of this book.
  • Recursion

    By Peter 14
    Great imagination. However, the story gets stalled with the replaying of the plot. Too many returns to the memory loop...
  • Best Book of 2019!!!

    By Andres4936203
    First review here! Blake Crouch completely blew my mind in the best possible way! During the second half the story went all over the place! A strong recommend for fans of the technothrillers of Michael Crichton. Hands down the best book of 2019!

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