The cover of Dark Matter

Dark Matter

by Blake Crouch

After reading and enjoying Recursion, I decided to give Dark Matter a shot. It has many of the same hallmarks; twisting labyrinths of plotlines woken together by a central technological concept, creating tension for the main characters in incredibly personal ways. I think Recursion is the better book, though. Dark Matter’s main character is a little flat, and his physical relationship with his wife is a little too commonly exploited for plot padding. Overall, a solid breezy read, but nothing quite as memorable as the most recent incarnation.