Dark Matter

Blake Crouch
Dark Matter Cover

Fun multiverse bullshit


Blake Crouch's Wayward Pines trilogy was adapted into a television series, and that shows here too: this is very much a cinematic page turner.

Having read tons of commentary in reviews buzzing about Dark Matter I actually came to it with the wrong expectations, thinking it would be a rather thin, pulpy blockbuster affair. I was wrong.

This is plain and simple excellent scifi with a multiverse story. Granted, it is a page turner, it is fun, and it has an overall light touch, but these things are not a negative in themselves. The prose itself is not the focus, the story is not complex - quite easy even, don't expect to be bedazzled by quantum mechanic jargon - and there's not that many characters. So what?

While Dark Matter is not literary in the sense of the stunning Version Control, it still has a lot of merit - writing a solid, smooth page turner is not simple at all. There's a few bits of truly clever stuff in the book, and especially the final 100 pages make for quite the ride.

What is missing from all the reviews I've read (...)

Please read the full review on Weighing A Pig