Science Fiction is tough in my opinion. Either you’re really into it and it’s the majority of what you read, or it’s just kind of meh and you can’t ever really get into it. I’m in the latter category.
I’ve read a few Sci-Fi books here and there, The Martian, Ender’s Game, etc. I enjoyed them enough, but it’s still not something I typically lean towards. If there’s a Sci-Fi book getting a lot of buzz I’ll pick it up, but even that is only really because, as we all know, I have a horrible case of FOMOOB (Fear Of Missing Out On Books).
All that being said, I’m about to tell you how much I loved Dark Matter. In fact, this book rocked my world so much, it actually put me into a pretty hard core book slump upon finishing it. I picked up 3 different books after Dark Matter and was so bored by all of them.
Let’s get to the book…
Jason, our protagonist, has a great life. A wife he loves, a beautiful son, and a job as a professor. He loves his life, but upon seeing his best friend and former scientific partner accomplish all his dreams and goals professionally, he can’t help but wonder if that life could have been his as well.
Then one night Jason is abducted by a masked man. He wakes up in a completely different world. A world where he never married his wife, never had his son, and was not just a professor, but instead a scientific genius who accomplished something remarkable.
This book was thrilling, face-paced, and although science-y at times, confused me waaaay less than The Martian. I finished it in two sittings and my mind was still spinning when it ended. The best part is, the ending was left open for a sequel. Fingers crossed it happens because I would love for this story to continue.
I’m in the process of writing my Best Books of 2016 post and I can 100% guarantee this book will make that list.
PS- this book would make a great christmas gift for the book lover in your life.