Recursion by Blake Crouch (Review)

Recursion by Blake Crouch

Format: Paperback

Source: Library

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

Genres: Sci-fi, Thriller

Publication Date: 9th January 2020

Synopsis/Blurb (Taken from Goodreads):

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?”

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My Thoughts & Review

This was my first book from this author and having seen this book around when it first came out I couldn’t wait to give it a go. I was lucky enough to pick up a copy from my local library just before the libraries closed during the first lock down.

Recursion starts off as two separate storylines which come together to form one fast paced plot, that sends your mind into overdrive. This is a really a well-crafted book with characters and a plot you will become invested in at the start. But as the book progresses everything becomes confusing and repetitive. I think the main reason for this is the constant changing timelines. Also, there are a lot of perspectives to keep track of and by the end I just couldn’t remember most of them.

In all honesty I really don’t know how I feel about this book. There were definitely things I liked and things I didn’t but in truth after nearly 4 weeks since finishing this book I’m still confused, and really hope my thoughts make some sense to you all. 

My Rating


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