Book Title: Dark Matter
Author: Blake Crouch.
I remember seeing it on Olayinkareads instagram page but I never got around to actually reading it. (If you’re a book lover, you should totally check out her Blog). I’ve read quite a few books outside my TBR list for the month like Homegiing by Yaa Gyasi, Turtles all the way down by John Green, Dear Martin by Nic Stone – Highly recommended. I’m currently reading The Fishermen- Chigozie Obioma and I’m liking it so far.
So, I read Dark matter in one day. The book is about a guy Jason Dessen who is just a regular teacher living happily with his wife Daniela and his son Charlie. He is not where he thought he’d be career wise but he’s happy and content until he got kidnapped and somehow landed in an alternate universe.
Anyway, Jason finds himself in another universe and here he’s not married with a kid. He’s a successful scientist. Plot twist – the Jason from the universe he’s stuck in is now living his life- pretending to be him and having the time of his life while at it.
I watched fringe (a tv show) for years and I used to be so into this alternate universe concept and the idea that multiple universes exist where we make different decisions at different points in our lives. It was such a great read that I could not drop my phone.
It was a very interesting and intriguing read.
I did not like how it ended though. I’m a sucker for happily ever after and although the ending was not terrible, It wasn’t what I was expecting.
I’m trying not to share too much so I don’t ruin it for yall.
This book got me thinking of the different things that have happened in my life and the different decisions I’ve made at different points in my life. In another universe I’m probably not a Doctor or I am a Doctor but I did not do my internship in Ibadan and I’m probably traveling from one continent to the other under Doctors without border or for fun. 😂
But ultimately, i am happy in this life with the decisions I’ve made so far. Of course my life could be much better but I regret nothing.
I’d give this book a 5/5. Yas it was that good!
Guys, would you love to be in another universe as you but living a totally different life? how’s your month going?
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