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Recursion

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NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER •

From the best-selling author of Dark Matter and the Wayward Pines trilogy comes a relentless thriller about time, identity, and memory - his most ambitious, mind-boggling, irresistible work to date. 

“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, number-one New York Times best-selling author of The Martian

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 Recursion

“Blake Crouch has invented his own brand of page-turner - fearlessly genre-bending, consistently surprising, and determined to explode the boundaries of what a thriller can be.” (Karin Slaughter, number-one internationally best-selling author of Pieces of Her

“Brilliant. Crouch’s innovative novels never fail to grip!” (Sarah Pekkanen, number-one New York Times best-selling co-author of The Wife Between Us and An Anonymous Girl

“A masterful mind-bender of a novel. Crouch brilliantly infuses his story with dire repercussions and unexpected moral upheaval, and leaves you wondering what you would do if you had the chance to turn back the clock.” (Mark Sullivan, number-one New York Times best-selling coauthor of the Private series and author of Beneath a Scarlet Sky)

©2019 Blake Crouch (P)2019 Random House Audio

Critiques

“Crouch isn’t just a world-class thriller writer, he’s a Philip K. Dick for the modern age. Recursion takes mind-twisting premises and embeds them in a deeply emotional story about time and loss and grief and most of all, the glory of the human heart.” (Gregg Hurwitz, number-one internationally best-selling author of the Orphan X series)

"Cutting-edge science drives this intelligent, mind-bending thriller...Crouch effortlessly integrates sophisticated philosophical concepts into a complex and engrossing plot. Michael Crichton’s fans won’t want to miss this one." (Publishers Weekly

“Fans eagerly embraced [Crouch’s] 2016 Dark Matter, a pulse-pounding thriller…Here, he again combines fast paced action with cutting edge scientific theory, this time taking a deep dive into memory, identity, and their intersections within the human mind. Reminiscent of the best and most fantastic works by Philip K. Dick, this is set to be a bestseller. Crouch is a rising star to watch closely.” (Library Journal)

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  • Bree Salyer
  • 12/06/2019

Mixed Feelings

I liked Dark Matter and other Blake Crouch novels so I came into this expecting another interesting read. Unfortunately, there was definitely something missing, though I'm not exactly sure what it was. I think a lot of it had to do with the narration. It wasn't bad, per se, just monotonous and really boring. Both narrators read with little inflection, and the female's performance outright annoyed me. Maybe it was just me, but it was if everything she said came across as either shaky or sultry, or a combination of both... and her attempt to deepen her voice for male parts was irritating.

As far as the story goes, although I wanted to know what was going on overall, I didn't like any of the characters. Helena, for an accomplished academic, was whiny and childish, Marcus Slade was a total douche who I wanted to punch and Barry, who is supposed to be good at solving puzzles can't even seem to find his own ass.

I found myself zoning out quite a bit. It was too much explanation and not enough natural dialogue. And to be honest, half of it didn't make any sense. It's like fake science was created solely for the benefit of moving the story forward. You have to be able to do way more than suspend your disbelief. So if you're looking for a light read that you don't have to think too much about, this probably isn't the book for you. If you're looking for unlikeable characters with an unrealistic and confusing, albeit intriguing, storyline, then give it a shot.


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  • Lauren G. Brown
  • 24/06/2019

Smart, but Really Dragged On...

Brilliant concept, just like Dark Matter, but this one just simply lost steam and got super boring. Was counting down the remaining time so I could start something else. Disappointed. :(

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  • Kathleen
  • 25/06/2019

I must be the only one.

I am going to return this book because frankly, I could not bring myself to care how it ended. The narrator was over the top dramatic. The story was beyond repetitive and I could not see the point. Maybe I was just having a bad couple of days. Moving on.

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  • RoniRN
  • 24/06/2019

Great story, flat narrative

Blake Crouch has quickly become one of my favorite authors. I love stories that make the impossible seem plausible, and he does that very well. A machine that records memories and allows people to time travel. Helena accidentally builds such a machine while trying to help cure her mother’s Alzheimer’s. Then spend the rest of her long life trying to correct the horrible impact this machine has on mankind. I loved it, Mr. Crouch, please continue. The male narrator lacks emotion. There were several “soul baring” moments that fell flat because of his monotone voice.

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  • William
  • 16/06/2019

Hot mess.

The story was a hot mess so damn tangled and stoned on at times. Ending was ok and the author untwined the mess he had created earlier but overall, would call the book “ok”; would have trouble recommending it to someone else. Multiple readers was distracting and did not add any depth to the story.

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  • J. Kellogg
  • 15/08/2019

There are so many things wrong with this book

When I read Crouch's "Dark Matter" I thought I would be a fan for life. But now I'm not so sure.

"Recursion" was disappointing to say the least. It felt like Crouch was all over the place. I wanted more explanation about the consequences of FMS and more examples in Book 1. The revelation that the memory chair was a "time travel" device fell flat after we had heard all about Barry's second life. Then the recurring timelines! This part needed a good editor and went on way too long. I didn't feel like each timeline brought anything new to the story. The ending was a complete let down / cop-out.

Narrator: I was extremely disappointed with Abby Craden's performance. She had a great tone for character voices, but her general narration was terrible. Between her whiny tone and the vocal fry I almost gave up during her first performance. I will never get another book that she narrates.

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  • Nicole
  • 01/07/2019

Disappointing

The narration was great. It made the story more interesting than it actually was. Halfway through the book I lost interest. It started off strong but petered our halfway through and the ending was disappointing.

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  • Larry
  • 16/06/2019

Are we there yet?

Fantastic! Couldn’t put it down. Best book I’ve read this year. In a similar vein to Crouch’s Dark Matter. One of the better depictions of time travel and it consequences I’ve read. Can’t wait to see how Crouch tops this. Both narrators were perfect!

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  • Carol
  • 03/07/2019

Ground Hog Saves the Day

New York Det. Barry Sutton comes across a suicidal woman who suffers from a strange and rare affliction of False Memory Sydrome. He tries to stop the woman from jumping from a building to her death but her false memories of another life haunt her to the point that she jumps. No one knows what causes this syndrome or if it is contagious so Sutton keeps his distance but worries about this woman and is also haunted by the death of his daughter from years ago.

In a second narrative a promising research scientist Helena Smith who is working on memory and mapping memories in the brain. She has a mother with Alzheimers who is her inspiration for her work. Helena creates a "Memory Chair" to preserve the memories of her ailing mother.

Of course the two stories collide in some brilliant, complicated and highly imaginative story building. Complicated plot but not to worry as the characters have loads of conversations to recap the action and explain to each other what is going on so you won't get lost. But sometimes when you thread a complicated plot line, you get tripped up in your own story.

I have to say I loved the first half of this book with the creative science fiction story line and mystery aspects. The second half of the book, not so much. It dragged for me and even though, there was chilling action in parts, I just wanted this book to end. I did not find the character of Helena to be that interesting. She is brilliant but not smart enough to figure out what the villian of the story has figured out and does not realize the potential of her chair. And poor Helena gets trapped in thinking in one direction to problem solve which does not work, again and again and I keep wondering, how many more pages until the lightbulb goes off. Of course there were flaws and holes in the plot line you could drive a truck through. Some which you could forgive because the story is complicated enough that if all the possibilities are put forth, this book would never end but one thing in particular which bothered me which is a spoiler so I won't mention it. Then there is Helena as the voice of morality at one point in the book which for her comes a day late and a dollar short. So again, Helena is so smart at science but not anything else.

Loved Wayward Pines Trilogy. This book, not so much. I found my mind drifting as I read this and just wanting to stop listening or skip to the end. But the original concept of the book was excellent. Characters not that great.

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  • merrill overturf
  • 12/07/2019

Not good

Preachy. Full of time travel tropes. Full of what felt like filler. Super disappointed. Liked dark matter a lot.

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