Moments that Haunt Us: Dark Matter

Moments that Haunt Us: Dark Matter

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch Darren Kavinoky Book Club August 2016

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch Darren Kavinoky Book Club August 2016

Dark Matter is Darren Kavinoky August Book of the Month

Ever casually said goodbye and then realized later that was the last goodbye you were going to get?

This month, the Darren Kavinoky Book Club is reading Dark Matter, a science fiction thriller by Blake Crouch.

“As I reach the front door, Daniela shouts, ‘Return bearing ice cream!’
‘Mint chocolate chip!’ Charlie says.
I lift my arm, raise my thumb.
I don’t look back.
I don’t say goodbye.
And this moment slips past unnoticed.
The end of everything I know, everything I love.”

–[Crouch, Blake. Dark Matter: A Novel (p. 5). Crown/Archetype. Kindle Edition.]

Jason Dessen, the main character in Dark Matter, launches into another world in Chapter One and as he transitions from one life to the next, he ponders what he did wrong to bring on this change. “Sure, I flip people off in traffic on occasion, but that’s just Chicago.” [Crouch, Blake. Dark Matter: A Novel (p. 14). Crown/Archetype. Kindle Edition.]. It’s with this real world wit that we enter into the mind of the atomic physicist.

By chapter two you will be knee deep in the chaos and trying to read as fast as the action is happening. Jason asks himself, “My thoughts fire at the speed of light. Is there even a drug capable of this? Creating hallucinations and pain at this level of horrifying clarity?” [Crouch, Blake. Dark Matter: A Novel (p. 34). Crown/Archetype. Kindle Edition.]

As the story unravels, we will find out…what’s real and what’s not.

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Dark Matter

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See you between the pages!


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