Recursion

Recursion 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

  • Title: Recursion
  • Author: Blake Crouch
  • ISBN: Recursion
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  • Page: 293
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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.That s what neuroscientist Helena Smith believes It s why she s dedicated her life to creating a technology that wil 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.That s what neuroscientist Helena Smith believes It s why she s dedicated her life to creating a technology that will let us preserve our most precious memories 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 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 Get A Copy UKOnline StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryAlibrisIndigoBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Hardcover, 336 pages Published June 11th 2019 by Crown Publishing Group NY More Details Original Title Recursion ISBN 1524759783 ISBN13 9781524759780 Edition Language English Other Editions 26 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail Edit Details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about Recursion, please sign up Popular Answered Questions am i the only one who thinks that Blake Crouchs books are better than Dan browns thrillers 21 likeslike 3 months ago See all 10 answers Henry This answer contains spoilers view spoiler No Blake Crouch is head and shoulders above Dan Brown Interestingly Crouch s book is about a character who lives his life over and over again, while No Blake Crouch is head and shoulders above Dan Brown Interestingly Crouch s book is about a character who lives his life over and over again, while Brown keeps writing the Da Vinci code over and over again less hide spoiler flag You dont have to read Dark Matter first before reading this book do you 9 likeslike 3 months ago See all 7 answers Trish No, but since there are 11 days left until Recursion releases, and Dark Matter is an AWESOME book, you might as well flag See all 22 questions about Recursion Lists with This Book Mystery Thriller 2019 213 books 348 voters 2019 Releases I m Excited About 90 books 86 voters More lists with this book Community Reviews Showing 1 30 4.24 Rating details 24,827 ratings 4,804 reviews All LanguagesAfrikaans 1 Dansk 2 Deutsch 2 English 4645 Espa ol 3 Fran ais 2 Magyar 5 Nederlands 8 Norsk 1 Polski 1 Portugu s 6 Sloven ina 1 Svenska 1 T rk e 1 slenska 1 1 1 1 More filters Sort order Jan 11, 2019 Emily Books with Emily Fox rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves arc, favorites, 2019 releases UPDATE IT S OUT Go read it so we can all gush about it 4.5 As always, Crouch knows how to keep you on your toes and does a great job at mixing thriller and sci fi genre.A mysterious disease starts affecting people s memory, giving them memories of a life they never lived NYPD detective Barry Sutton is trying to investigated how the False Memory Syndrome is spreading and ultimately will come to face Helena Smith a neuroscientist who invented a device that s changing the world.Recursion wil UPDATE IT S OUT Go read it so we can all gush about it 4.5 As always, Crouch knows how to keep you on your toes and does a great job at mixing thriller and sci fi genre.A mysterious disease starts affecting people s memory, giving them memories of a life they never lived NYPD detective Barry Sutton is trying to investigated how the False Memory Syndrome is spreading and ultimately will come to face Helena Smith a neuroscientist who invented a device that s changing the world.Recursion will make you question time, memory and life.While the characters and dialogues didn t grab me from the start, I grew to care about them and their story and By the end, I couldn t put the book down The story also became a lot darker than I expected which I loved and the concepts mentioned were fascinating.If you ve enjoyed Dark Matter by him, I recommend you pick up this one.Can t wait to see the Netflix adaptation I received an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. flag 670 likesLike see review View all 39 comments Kristina Delossantos Just began reading it Aug 27, 2019 03 16PM Emily Books with Emily Fox Pieter wrote Is Reading dark matter needed before reading Recursion No they re not related If you like one, you ll like the other though Aug 29, 2019 07 00PM Mar 18, 2019 Chaima rated it really liked it Shelves 2019 releases, sci fi, thriller, fiction, read in 2019, arc me finishes reading any book by Blake Crouch me what the fuck at dinner what the fuck me trying to sleep what the fuck in the bathroom what the fuck breathing w hAt THe F uCK flag 955 likesLike see review View all 58 comments Kati Nailed it Aug 28, 2019 03 36AM Thirteenth I KNOW cries in monica geller tone Sep 01, 2019 02 37PM Jun 11, 2019 Emily May rated it really liked it Shelves sci fi, 2019 But what do you cling to, moment to moment, if memories can simply change What, then, is real Imagine you woke up one morning and discovered that your entire life your job, your kids, your friends, all your experiences wasn t real It still feels real You remember it vividly But you also suddenly remember another life your real life And you are told that the life you remember is a result of FMS False Memory Syndrome an illusion created by your brain.I don t know about you, but tha But what do you cling to, moment to moment, if memories can simply change What, then, is real Imagine you woke up one morning and discovered that your entire life your job, your kids, your friends, all your experiences wasn t real It still feels real You remember it vividly But you also suddenly remember another life your real life And you are told that the life you remember is a result of FMS False Memory Syndrome an illusion created by your brain.I don t know about you, but that thought is horrifying.In this book, New York City cop Barry Sutton investigates the suicide of a woman with FMS She killed herself after trying to make contact with the husband from her false memories and finding him married with a child How strange it is that she remembers an entire life with a man who exists, but he doesn t seem to remember her at all Barry finds himself needing answers.Eleven years earlier, neuroscientist Helena Smith conceives of a technology that can preserve memories and could eventually be a cure for the Alzheimer s that is stealing away her mother s mind Funded by a mysterious billionaire, Helena builds something that enables people to relive their precious memories But she never foresees the darker side of the project the side that triggers an unraveling of, not only the past, but reality itself.Needless to say, these two stories collide and it is some mind bendingly awesome stuff Crouch has written yet another weird, compelling and oddly romantic book Like Dark Matter, you can expect this book to get bigger and wilder than you ever imagined before even a hint of a solution rears its head I do also really enjoy how the author brings a lot of heart to these sci fi thrillers Sometimes sci fi books feel a little cold and emotionally distant, but Recursion is ultimately a very emotional and human story Stories about memories really get to me, because our memories and experiences make us who we are I am my memories And one of the saddest things I can think of is not being remembered by someone you love deeply.A thrilling story with very moving moments.Blog Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube flag 544 likesLike see review View all 14 comments Dec 11, 2018 Chelsea Humphrey rated it really liked it Recommended to Chelsea by Dennis Shelves scared suspense reads, from publisher, netgalley Pleased to announce that Recursion is the scaredsuspensebookclub pick for June 2019 Come join us in reading and discussing this one on Instagram discussion will be posted on the 21st of the month Can t wait to spill the tea with you all Book of the Month selection June 2019 Everything will look better in the morning There will be hope again when the light returns The despair is only an illusion, a trick the darkness plays I m convinced that Blake Crouch is THE scienc Pleased to announce that Recursion is the scaredsuspensebookclub pick for June 2019 Come join us in reading and discussing this one on Instagram discussion will be posted on the 21st of the month Can t wait to spill the tea with you all Book of the Month selection June 2019 Everything will look better in the morning There will be hope again when the light returns The despair is only an illusion, a trick the darkness plays I m convinced that Blake Crouch is THE science fiction fantasy author of our time You know, the one that readers pre order their books without reading the description, the one that 50 years from now people are still talking about, dissecting his plot points and their dual meanings Yeah, that s Crouch If you don t agree, then that s ok, I ll respect your opinion But also, FIGHT ME. While I ve enjoyed all of the author s novels to date, Dark Matter is the one that sealed the deal in making me a life long fan But also Desert Places Recursion is another worthy entry in Crouch s SFF productions, and one that felt reminiscent of Dark Matter, which made me a very happy Chelsea Yes, the plot is unique in it s own way, but it still gave off those complex vibes that are a cross between exciting, high concept thriller and deep, emotional family drama How would I know if one had changed What would it feel like The premise of this novel is simple What would happen if the memories contained inside your mind had never occurred I m not entirely sure how the author devised the plot for this book, but I imagine it stemmed from a simple question, not altogether different from the one presented above Once you ve read the book, it s easy to see how an entire novel could spring from such an innocent thought It s clear that Crouch has a way with writing sagas that pull the heartstrings, because all of his ideas that evolve into stories are a delicate balance of intellectually stimulating action and moving, emotional love mingled with loss The kicker is that the author knows how to write a science fiction that seems so dangerously close to reality, you find yourself turning the last page, shaking your head and chuckling because that could NEVER happen, but secretly wondering if it possibly could If you enjoyed Dark Matter and its extraordinary premise, you ll likely fall head over heels for Recursion as well A few of the same concepts are used in both novels, but each of these books are truly a labor of love in their own, unique way Once again, I have found myself floored at how a person s mind could concoct such a brilliant scheme, and I m looking forward to finding out where Crouch chooses to take us next Many thanks to the publisher for providing my review copy. flag 382 likesLike see review View all 39 comments Jun 20, 2019 Matthew rated it it was amazing Recommends it for All the people Shelves sci fi, suspense, 2019, favorites, library Ticking away the moments that make up a dull dayFritter and waste the hours in an offhand way.Kicking around on a piece of ground in your home townWaiting for someone or something to show you the way.Tired of lying in the sunshine staying home to watch the rain.You are young and life is long and there is time to kill today.And then one day you find ten years have got behind you.No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun.Pink Floyd TimeI am just going to say it Blake Crouch is t Ticking away the moments that make up a dull dayFritter and waste the hours in an offhand way.Kicking around on a piece of ground in your home townWaiting for someone or something to show you the way.Tired of lying in the sunshine staying home to watch the rain.You are young and life is long and there is time to kill today.And then one day you find ten years have got behind you.No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun.Pink Floyd TimeI am just going to say it Blake Crouch is the King of Modern Speculative Science Fiction Here is your crown, Your Majesty We are not worthy Imagine trying to follow up Dark Matter with something just as unique and mind blowing I think I probably would have just stopped there if I had written it The apex would have been reached There is no way I could have topped it Even trying would probably have fallen flat feeling like I just could not have done any better.To which Emperor Crouch says, HOLD MY BEER Recursion is just as mind blowingly unique as Dark Matter And, much like Dark Matter I cannot say too much about why it is awesome and mind blowing without ruining it So, I will give you an idea of in what way it blew my mind by comparing to a scene from an episode of Black Mirror This comparison will not spoil Recursion, but it will spoil Black Mirror, so I will put it in a spoiler tag If you have watched all Black Mirror episodes or don t care about spoilers, you can click it without concern.So, my mind was blown in the same way as view spoiler the episode where they are trying to get the guy to give details about a crime by interrogating a duplicate version of his consciousness that thinks it is the real him At the end of the episode, they turn on a Christmas song and leave him locked in a kitchen listening to the song over and over In the real world they just decide to leave him locked in as a form of torture over the weekend But, to the trapped consciousness it will feel like billions of years not being able to eat, sleep, or stop listening to the same Christmas song over and over hide spoiler Trying to wrap my brain around that scenario is the exact same type of brain wrapping I had going on with this book If you loved Dark Matter, you must read this If you love speculative fiction sci fi, you must read this I have no complaints, to me it is just as perfect as I thought Dark Matter was The only downside is now I will have to wait a long time to see what King Crouch will do next flag 335 likesLike see review View all 94 comments Jun 17, 2019 Melissa rated it really liked it Recommends it for Fans of Dark Matter Recommended to Melissa by Haley Shelves emotional, unforgettable reads, great twist, mind fuck, 2019, sci fi Creative Though provoking Emotionally charged Memorable.Whether you re a reader that frequents the sci fi genre, or one that only occasionally takes a risk when it comes to the suspension of disbelief hello, that s me , recognizing and appreciating the level of creativity behind Blake Crouch s work takes little effort Time and again, Crouch has proven just how rewarding it can be to take a chance on something different Something totally outside of my typical With Dark Matter one of my a Creative Though provoking Emotionally charged Memorable.Whether you re a reader that frequents the sci fi genre, or one that only occasionally takes a risk when it comes to the suspension of disbelief hello, that s me , recognizing and appreciating the level of creativity behind Blake Crouch s work takes little effort Time and again, Crouch has proven just how rewarding it can be to take a chance on something different Something totally outside of my typical With Dark Matter one of my all time favorite books and now Recursion, Crouch presents readers with a mind bending reality While each book provides its own unique and fully immersive journey, they share the provocation of deep thought and emotion on the part of the reader.Fair or not, my feelings for Dark Matter sent me into Recursion with the highest of hopes Hopes that I thought were going to be shattered early on when focusing felt undoable A science guru I am not Wrapping my head around what these characters were trying to achieve with memory recalibration, while simultaneously trying to foreshadow how Crouch would tie the two timelines together, felt taxing on my brain So much so, I had to take a breath for a few days Following that brief timeout, I did would I should have from the beginning Instead of trying to make sense of it all way too early on I handed the reins back to Crouch and put my faith in his ability to tell an unforgettable story And sure enough, along the same vein as Dark Matter, there was no walking away unscathed or unmoved by his words or these characters.The first tease of the storylines converging was all it took for the pitter patter of this idealistic heart of mine to speed up And wouldn t you know, the two characters in question not only managed to steal my heart, but to hold it captive for the entirety of the remaining pages It was with hope, fear, and bated breath that this lover of love watched the couple s pilgrimage play out There s something to be said for Crouch s ability to relay a love story of this caliber within such an intricate and science based thriller There are romance authors out there who fail to pull off such an unwavering love one that transcends several iterations, at that My soul knows your soul In any time From the very beginning to beyond the final words, Crouch s exploration of memory, and what it would mean to have the ability to go back and undo those moments that tether our pain, proves to be than just imaginative fiction Life with a cheat code isn t life Our existence isn t something to be engineered or optimized for the avoidance of pain.That s what it is to be human the beauty and the pain, each meaningless without the other. Thanks to my bookbestie Haley for sending me a gorgeous ARC and for ensuring that I didn t miss out on this mighty piece of fiction flag 303 likesLike see review View all 62 comments May 02, 2019 j e w e l s rated it it was amazing Shelves books bejeweled, recent faves FIVE MIND BENDING STARSBook readers tend to throw around words like addictive and unputdownable But, I m dead serious about those words And guys, I m here to tell you, I read RECURSION straight through dinner last night until I finished at three am this morning What an intelligent and freakin addictive thriller The first half sets up the rest of the book and it is crucial to read carefully and try to understand the very simple quantum physics necessary to travel around in time LOL I fi FIVE MIND BENDING STARSBook readers tend to throw around words like addictive and unputdownable But, I m dead serious about those words And guys, I m here to tell you, I read RECURSION straight through dinner last night until I finished at three am this morning What an intelligent and freakin addictive thriller The first half sets up the rest of the book and it is crucial to read carefully and try to understand the very simple quantum physics necessary to travel around in time LOL I finally thought I had the timelines straight in my mind without the use of a giant white board I wanted to keep it straight, so I read And read And cried And marveled And cried again And closed the Kindle And kept thinking and marveling and sighing Who doesn t want a do over in life Personally, I don t trust anyone that says they live with no regrets Even if you consider yourself a perfect specimen, I guarantee you have deeply hurt someone s feelings or perhaps grieved the loss of a loved one If those aren t regrets, then you may be a sociopath.What if you could go back through your memories and fix them Change events in order to protect children, countries, civilizations This is the question RECURSION poses to the reader As wonderful an idea as this is, there are, of course, consequences to changing history Blake Crouch turns his incredible imagination loose in his latest thriller and your mind will be racing trying to keep up himCURSION is set in 2007 and 2018, this isn t futuristic Helene, our genius scientist, works to discover a cure for Alzheimer s and you will find yourself constantly wondering if this memory recapture business is actually a real thing now IT IS READ THE ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS IN THE BACK I love sci fi that reads like it could be factual I love sci fi with colorful, endearing characters I love sci fi with the entire world s future at stake and these two characters must save us I love sci fi when those two characters carry on an epic love story to end all love stories I love RECURSION I think I love it than Dark Matter And I never thought I would say that Hey, all you influential readers this is still available on NetGalley Grab it before it is too late NETFLIX already bought the movie rights and it is gonna be HUGE Many thanks to the publisher and the author for allowing me to read and review the advanced copy of RECURSION All opinions are mine. flag 272 likesLike see review View all 41 comments Jun 18, 2019 Petrik rated it it was amazing review of another edition Recommends it for sci fi Dark Matter fans Recommended to Petrik by Emily Books with Emily Fox Shelves owned ebooks, favorites Recursion has become the first sci fi standalone to be included in my favorite shelves.As many readers probably did, my first experience with reading Crouch s work was for Dark Matter I was super impressed by it and after hearing that the author has a new sci fi thriller that s highly recommended for readers who loved Dark Matter gave me so much joy it would be insane for me to not take a look at Recursion Do note that taking a look at Crouch s novel can be surmised as reading the novel non s Recursion has become the first sci fi standalone to be included in my favorite shelves.As many readers probably did, my first experience with reading Crouch s work was for Dark Matter I was super impressed by it and after hearing that the author has a new sci fi thriller that s highly recommended for readers who loved Dark Matter gave me so much joy it would be insane for me to not take a look at Recursion Do note that taking a look at Crouch s novel can be surmised as reading the novel non stop until completion This book was undoubtedly exceptional it was so good that it made Dark Matter which I loved and rated 4.5 5 stars felt like a practice novel so that Crouch has the skill to unleash the full capacity of his brain towards the creation of this cleverly crafted insanity.Two central characters drive the plot The first main character is Barry Sutton, a cop that s investigating the mysterious phenomenon dubbed as False Memory Syndrome FMS a phenomenon that drives its victims insane with false memories of a life they never lived The other main character, Helena Smith, is a neuroscientist that understands the importance of memory she decides to dedicate her life to create a technology that could preserve any moment of the recipient s memories This is pretty much all I can say regarding the general premise Reviewing Crouch s book is not an easy task there s a huge limitation on how much of the plot I can talk about unless I risk spoiling something and I don t want that To avoid spoilers, I will say this Recursion is a sci fi thriller about memories and how precious they are in defining humanity and their sense of identity Imbued inside this resonating theme was an addictive story about love, loss, ambition, redemption, and life Life is nothing how he expected it would be when he was young and living under the delusion that things could be controlled Nothing can be controlled Only endured When I started this book, I knew I would be thoroughly engaged by it and Crouch exceeded my high expectations brilliantly Crouch outstandingly proved that he s super capable of writing a fast paced story that doesn t neglect crucial characterizations Dark Matter was thought provoking and this book held similar philosophical discussions about life and choices but honestly speaking, Recursion resonated with me because I believe that Crouch has improved as an author his prose was extremely well polished and the characters were fleshed out I truly didn t expect this novel to be this evocative and large scale There were moments where I felt genuinely sad, terrified, and heart warmed by what the characters went through The poignant thought provoking passages made me reflect on life the gradual increase in stakes and scope that eventually became destructive and global as the story progressed fully stole my attention cover to cover I ve been having difficulties in my life, it s almost as if this book appeared at the right timing to brighten my mood by teaching me how to think better moving forward I m truly grateful for it Life with a cheat code isn t life Our existence isn t something to be engineered or optimized for the avoidance of pain That s what it is to be human the beauty and the pain, each meaningless without the other Recursion was relentlessly thrilling, unpredictable, and mind blowing Crouch s narrative was utterly unputdownable, the harrowing events displayed were enormously impactful, and I absolutely loved every moment of reading this vivid magnificence I can vouch with certainty that Recursion broke a new milestone for me by becoming the first sci fi standalone to be included in my favorites shelves with a full 5 5 stars rating Read this breathtaking novel as soon as you can Trust me, you won t regret it Sidenote I heard Recursion is currently being planned for TV series adaptation by Netflix and I m so excited for it You can order the book from Book Depository Free shipping You can find this and the rest of my reviews at Novel Notions flag 210 likesLike see review View all 30 comments May 06, 2019 Debra rated it really liked it Shelves netgalley He who controls the past controls the future He who controls the present controls the past George Orwell, 1984This was a book I had to sit and think about before writing my review, mainly because I had to let it sink it What would it be like to live your life over again What would it be like to go back and change past events How would this action affect your future How would it affect the future of others This book is deep and is thought provoking.Blake Crouch has written a very ambit He who controls the past controls the future He who controls the present controls the past George Orwell, 1984This was a book I had to sit and think about before writing my review, mainly because I had to let it sink it What would it be like to live your life over again What would it be like to go back and change past events How would this action affect your future How would it affect the future of others This book is deep and is thought provoking.Blake Crouch has written a very ambitious and carefully crafted book about memory, preserving memory, shifting reality, and using our memories and dangers associated with altering these things He does this with skill and finesse I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall while he was writing this Neuroscientist Helena Smith has dedicated her life to inventing a device which will preserve our memories Her intentions are pure She wants to help her Mother who has Alzheimer s, she wants to help those experience their happy times once again But what happens when people begin experiencing False Memory Syndrome a syndrome that causes irrational behavior in those who experience memories of lives they never lived.NYC police officer Barry Sutton begins to investigate the syndrome, he learns that there is going on than meets the eye or memory As he digs deeper, he becomes involved until he is knee deep in neuroscience, time, memories and a lifetime of trying to get things right.I highly recommend making note of the date YEAR on each chapter as this book is told in both timelines Things jump around a bit and can be confusing if you are not on your toes keeping track of your time lines This is a book I really needed to sit and ponder after reading I found that the I thought about this book, the I enjoyed it.Blake Crouch has a brilliant creative mind and he puts it to good use in this book The beginning of this book was work for me until I found my rhythm with this book Fans of his previous book Dark Matter will enjoy this one as well I did enjoy Dark Matter mainly because I found it was easier to follow but his one is good, but it took a little okay, a lot work on my part.I also loved that not only is this science fiction it is also a love story and Crouch writes some beautiful passages such as I want to breathe the same air as you every minute of every day of my life, no matter how many timelines I live and My soul knows your soul in any time line Science Fiction fans, Crouch will not let you down with this book Read those chapters headers and keep them in mind while reading each chapter as time does jump around Thank you to Crown Publishing and NetGalley who provided me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review All the thoughts and opinions are my own flag 184 likesLike see review View all 52 comments Feb 09, 2019 Holly B rated it really liked it Shelves net galley, read in 2019 A dark, sci fi thriller that had my mind bending in many directions From the author of Dark Matter , which has been on my reading list for some time, but still haven t read it yet Would you like a do over of your life Hmm, that seems like a loaded question and it is This was quite an edge of your seat, genre crossover that had me needing answers and quick.A brilliant neuroscientist Helena Smith, has developed technology that will redefine how we think about time and memory Playing with A dark, sci fi thriller that had my mind bending in many directions From the author of Dark Matter , which has been on my reading list for some time, but still haven t read it yet Would you like a do over of your life Hmm, that seems like a loaded question and it is This was quite an edge of your seat, genre crossover that had me needing answers and quick.A brilliant neuroscientist Helena Smith, has developed technology that will redefine how we think about time and memory Playing with time and timelines is where she is headed and some seedy people just might want a piece of this technology Pandora s box has been flung open I really enjoyed this fast read, although it took some work on my part A lot happens and moves quite quickly think Evelyn Hardcastle meets time machine Lets talk equations, science, timelines, and memory loopy de loops If you have the patience, this is an entertaining, far out puzzle to enjoy.Interested Step right in, buckle up, place the helmet on and lets mess with time Thanks to NG Crown for my review copy flag 175 likesLike see review View all 83 comments Jun 10, 2019 BernLuvsBooks Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas rated it really liked it Shelves adult reads, netgalley, 2019 Blake Crouch has done it again Recursion was fascinating, confusing and brilliant Dark Matter is one of my favorite sci fi books of all time so I was almost scared to delve into Recursion nervous it wouldn t live up to my expectations for Crouch This book was ambitious Thankfully, I had nothing to fear Mr Crouch s brilliant mind hasn t failed us yet Recursion deals with memory preserving memory, and using it to shift our reality What a roller coaster ride this was Can you imagine g Blake Crouch has done it again Recursion was fascinating, confusing and brilliant Dark Matter is one of my favorite sci fi books of all time so I was almost scared to delve into Recursion nervous it wouldn t live up to my expectations for Crouch This book was ambitious Thankfully, I had nothing to fear Mr Crouch s brilliant mind hasn t failed us yet Recursion deals with memory preserving memory, and using it to shift our reality What a roller coaster ride this was Can you imagine going back into a specific memory with all the knowledge you have now What would you change or do differently if given the opportunity for a do over Barry Sutton is a NYPD Detective who answers a jumper call As he attempts to talk her down from the ledge he learns she is suffering from False Memory Syndrome vivid memories of an alternate life These memories feel real and those suffering from FMS have difficulty reconciling the dual memories lives Meanwhile, neuroscientist Helena Smith has devoted her life to memory research She wants to map memories to preserve them Her greatest hope is to help people with Alzheimers, Dementia and brain injuries Ultimately she uncovers than just a way to map memories Her research leads to the discovery that causes FMS Helena and her researchers travel back into past memories This leads to changes which cause dual timeline memories for everyone involved Barry and Helena s stories intersect as they find themselves face to face with the darker implications of the research Each change comes with a cost As and people suffer from FMS, mass hysteria builds Are our minds strong enough to handle dual realities Can multiple timeline memories coexist in the same person Can the world handle this type of technology Recursion certainly made me think and question everything I know about reality I couldn t help but wonder about those moments of deja vu we all experience What if there was to them Ultimately our memories make up who we are They are definitely powerful and I love how Crouch explored this topic It was thought provoking, emotional and made for fascinating reading A huge thank you to Blake Crouch, Crown Publishing and Netgalley for the opportunity to read review an arc of this book. flag 175 likesLike see review View all 46 comments Jun 05, 2019 Susanne Strong rated it liked it Shelves buddy read, netgalley 3 Stars.What can I say about Blake Crouch s new book Recursion Well, it s got a Whole Lotta Crazy Going On Can you say, do over Are your memories to be trusted What happens if your memories are replaced with new ones and you keep re living your life over and over Just ask NYPD Detective Barry Sutton, whose life has been in tatters for the last several years, ever since the death of his daughter Meghan When he is called to the scene of a potential suicide, he learns of something called Fa 3 Stars.What can I say about Blake Crouch s new book Recursion Well, it s got a Whole Lotta Crazy Going On Can you say, do over Are your memories to be trusted What happens if your memories are replaced with new ones and you keep re living your life over and over Just ask NYPD Detective Barry Sutton, whose life has been in tatters for the last several years, ever since the death of his daughter Meghan When he is called to the scene of a potential suicide, he learns of something called False Memory Syndrome Ann Peters Voss claims that the life she is living now is not her original, true life She states that she was once married to someone else and that she had a son and now, in this life, he ceases to exist At first, Barry finds Ms Voss claims to be incredulous, until the same thing happens to him.Helena is the Scientist who is responsible for False Memory Syndrome She finds a way to travel back in time to change memories and in the end, the world For her, it started innocently, but then doesn t it always Timelines shift, reality becomes obsolete Human nature takes over Recursion by Blake Crouch is a novel that was highly intriguing at first, with characters who I was wholly invested in and then became way too technical for me, thereby losing my interest I personally love Sci Fi I read a decent amount of it and tend to watch a lot Sci Fi on television than anything else, and yet, I felt like Recursion, missed the mark as the novel wore on The characters are what drew me into the story, yet around the mid point of the novel the focus on the characters was lost when the timelines kept shifting, which became difficult to keep track of What Blake Crouch excelled at in Dark Matter, was crafting a well executed, highly entertaining story about what could have been a difficult subject to understand and instead he made it extremely easy to comprehend, while including extremely captivating characters to boot Dark Matter was unputdownable Sadly, Recursion was much difficult to follow and the characters simply didn t pull me in.I read Recursion with my book buddy Kaceey I think it might be the first true Science Fiction book we have read together I loved our discussions about it and look forward to seeing how we feel about other Sci Fi books we read in the future.Thank you to NetGalley, Crown Publishing and Blake Crouch for an arc of this novel in exchange for an honest review.Published on and NetGalley on 6.5.19 flag 171 likesLike see review View all 79 comments Apr 08, 2019 Paromjit rated it really liked it Shelves science fiction, thriller, netgalley Blake Crouch s latest science fiction thriller is a complex mind messing of a thought provoking read It is intense, time shifting and asks profound questions of identity, memory, and what it is that makes us human Just be prepared to find yourself buffeted all over the place I understand that the novel is going to be filmed, and I am not surprised by this, this is a twisted story that just fizzes with energy and vitality NYPD police officer Barry Sutton tries but fails to prevent a woman lea Blake Crouch s latest science fiction thriller is a complex mind messing of a thought provoking read It is intense, time shifting and asks profound questions of identity, memory, and what it is that makes us human Just be prepared to find yourself buffeted all over the place I understand that the novel is going to be filmed, and I am not surprised by this, this is a twisted story that just fizzes with energy and vitality NYPD police officer Barry Sutton tries but fails to prevent a woman leaping off a skyscraper Despairing and distraught, she spoke of false memory syndrome FMS with their vibrant and visceral memories and how her son has been erased, but he had never existed Is FMS a contagion A deeply troubled Barry, with his own past traumas, sets out on a journey to investigate.Helena Smith is a brilliant neuroscientist carry out cutting edge technology research on memories A well intentioned woman, her mother is suffering from Alzheimer s disease, which drives Helena s ambition and work on a memory chair, where she can record memories and re implant them Her project receives a huge boost when a rich philanthropist injects it with the necessary financial resources, but does he have a darker hidden agenda Barry and Helena drive the narrative until their paths connect What are the repercussions of having our memories manipulated and replaced Is it a worthy desire to replace our painful memories How does this impact our sense of who we are Crouch writes a hard hitting, insane, ground shaking thriller, well constructed, full of tension and suspense, that rockets around all over the place with it s ideas and concepts It certainly holds the reader s attention with ease, although I admit to enjoying Dark Matter , there are times when this feels slightly clunky on occasions Strap yourself in for one hell of a thrill ride, movingly touching on some crucial issues, with its overt agenda of making you think Many thanks to Pan Macmillan for an ARC flag 171 likesLike see review View all 20 comments May 29, 2019 Nilufer Ozmekik rated it it was amazing Shelves can t wait to read, best thriller, wtf i just read, favorite wtf mindfu k books, best ones Five OMG I m suffering from brain cells bleeding and explosion of my last standing grey cells, what the hell I just read and who am I stars I know the drill but let me rephrase one time This is not an easy, soft, sunshine and rainbows reading In my opinion people who are brave enough to dive into this journey should put themselves an IQ test and discover their cognitive skills luckily I read the quantum physics for dummies before the beginning but I feel like I can be great cast for Five OMG I m suffering from brain cells bleeding and explosion of my last standing grey cells, what the hell I just read and who am I stars I know the drill but let me rephrase one time This is not an easy, soft, sunshine and rainbows reading In my opinion people who are brave enough to dive into this journey should put themselves an IQ test and discover their cognitive skills luckily I read the quantum physics for dummies before the beginning but I feel like I can be great cast for future dumb and dumber movie if they will ever produce the third installment So this book is amazing combination of time traveling, alternated lifetimes, Minority Reports meet Groundhog Day versus Black Mirror and Back to the Future kinda fascinating science fiction crashes into thriller and romance starting with an effective and memorable suicide attempt scene A woman suffers from FMS false memory syndrome who thinks her child was being erased, her husband denied her existence so there was nothing better than jump and end her life But she had small hope in her heart, her husband could come to rescue her but when he didn t show up, she didn t want to fight any and Yes, this book starts with jaw dropping scene and you re hooked It s addictive, unputdownable, nerve damaging, exhausting ride You wanna know what s going to happen and think about yourself if I had a chance to save my loved ones by turning back and making my wrongs turn into rights, what would happen Saving her daughter from the traffic accident, curing your mother s Alzheimer disease, prevention of school shooting , saving soldiers from the terrorist attacks are just the samples writer show as in alternative realities that have possible to be changed The difference of Recursion from Dark Matter might be romance parts because I really enjoyed Barry and Helena s love story Not only they fought to bring universe into the right pattern but also they fought to get back together to be each other s final word, everlasting love, end game This was thrilling, mind bending, provoking book Dark Matters is going to be Netflix series and I m already sure that as a brain numbing project, this book finds its place at big screen on near future Highly recommended, smart, different, unique and exquisite book but not for everyone flag 173 likesLike see review View all 25 comments Feb 24, 2019 Felicia rated it really liked it If Black Mirror served as a surrogate for Groundhog s Day and Back to the Future, Recursion would be that test tube baby.This one starts out with a bang, or like a plunk, as the story opens with a woman jumping from a building to her death, but not before she utters the words My son has been erased to Detective Barry Sutton What follows is two storylines, one where Barry searches for the meaning behind the woman s final words and one where researcher Helena Smith is developing a means t If Black Mirror served as a surrogate for Groundhog s Day and Back to the Future, Recursion would be that test tube baby.This one starts out with a bang, or like a plunk, as the story opens with a woman jumping from a building to her death, but not before she utters the words My son has been erased to Detective Barry Sutton What follows is two storylines, one where Barry searches for the meaning behind the woman s final words and one where researcher Helena Smith is developing a means to preserve the memories of Alzheimer s patients, such as her own mother what do you cling to, moment to moment, if memories can simply change What, then, is real And if the answer is nothing, where does that leave us Sci Fi has never been my thing, not even sorta kinda, until I came across Crouch s Dark Matter He has a way of mixing the sci fi and thriller genres in a way that makes it accessible to science impaired people like myself I found the first half of this book unputdownableand then my unmethodical brain reared its head leaving me with a permanent perplexed expression.All of the back and forth and forth and back and back and back and forth and back and forth and forth of the timeline was difficult to follow and often tedious at times While I understand that it was part of the plot, I still think it could have been handled in a reader friendly manner Overall I enjoyed this book, not as much as Dark Matter, but certainly enough to continue my mediocre attempt to branch out into this new frontier, with Crouch in the lead I received an ARC from Crown Publishing in exchange for an honest review flag 146 likesLike see review View all 47 comments Apr 11, 2019 Tadiana Night Owl rated it it was amazing Shelves techno thriller, arc, science fiction, netgalley 4.5 stars, rounding up On sale now Review first posted on Fantasy Literature A sort of memory chair Recursion begins with a dual timeline in alternating chapters, a familiar literary approach, but then splinters into razor sharp time shards as the characters deal with the explosive consequences of a new technology relating to personal memory.In November 2018, detective Barry Sutton attempts to prevent a woman from jumping from the 41st floor of a New York City tower The woman, Ann, tells 4.5 stars, rounding up On sale now Review first posted on Fantasy Literature A sort of memory chair Recursion begins with a dual timeline in alternating chapters, a familiar literary approach, but then splinters into razor sharp time shards as the characters deal with the explosive consequences of a new technology relating to personal memory.In November 2018, detective Barry Sutton attempts to prevent a woman from jumping from the 41st floor of a New York City tower The woman, Ann, tells him she has False Memory Syndrome FMS , a new affliction in which a person remembers an entirely different past for themselves, like their memory branched at a certain point in the past The memories, though vivid, are in shades of gray Ann s conviction that she s lost a life in which she had a happy marriage and a nine year old son was so compelling that she searched for and found the man she remembered marrying, who said he didn t recognize her, though Ann is convinced he did Barry, deeply curious, begins his own investigation of Ann s past, and it leads him to danger as well as a to a chance to rectify a terrible event in Barry s own life.In October 2007, neuroscientist Helena Smith, haunted by her mother s gradual loss of her memories due to Alzheimer s, has dedicated her life and career to researching ways to preserve memories She dreams of building a chair that will incorporate technology to record and project memories Unexpectedly, Helena is visited by a stranger who offers her millions of dollars in funding if she ll come to an off shore research facility a converted oil rig to continue her memory studies and technology development She s met there by Marcus Slade, a billionaire business magnate and investor, who takes a suspiciously deep interest in Helena s research Helena s research takes a turn toward the ominous, as Marcus pushes her research testing in directions she hadn t foreseen.In Recursion, author Blake Crouch stretches the concept of memory preservation into a technology that affects the very fabric of reality, expanding that idea to explore its most chilling, unintended consequences Barry and Helena s race against both personal enemies and time itself are gripping Although I couldn t entirely suspend disbelief in the pseudoscience, Crouch does a laudable job of giving it a plausible basis in quantum physics You really believe time is an illusion More like our perception of it is so flawed it may as well be an illusion Every moment is equally real and happening now, but the nature of our consciousness only gives us access to one slice at a time Some other moment, an old memory, is just as much now as this sentence I m speaking, just as accessible as walking into the room next door We just needed a way to convince our brains of that The pace of Recursion picks up steadily until terrifying events are occurring at breakneck speed My other beef with the science is that the final resolution of the plot relies on a particular quirk of the technology that was a just a little too convenient, and doesn t really stand up to close examination These are fairly minor quibbles, though It s an outlandish plot, but you just need to suspend disbelief and roll with it.Though the focus of Recursion is on the action and suspense, Barry and Helena are engaging main characters with difficult problems in their lives that motivate their actions There s also a brief cameo by Amor Towles author of A Gentleman in Moscow , who seems to have an alternative life and career in the pages of this book, that made me smile as well as wonder what the connection is between these two authors.Readers who enjoyed Crouch s previous techno thriller, Dark Matter, will probably have just as much fun with Recursion There are some distinct style and theme similarities between the two books, but the plots are different enough that Recursion doesn t feel like a retread It kept me glued to my seat and reading far, far too late into the night.Thanks to Crown Publishing and NetGalley for the review copy flag 141 likesLike see review View all 15 comments Mar 17, 2019 Christina Traveling Sister rated it it was amazing Shelves arc 5, WAT WAT WAT WAT WAT Amazeballs stars Full review along with a recipe for huevos rancheros featured on my blog Recipe a Read So, I feel like I need to start this out with a little caveat I would put Blake Crouch s Dark Matter in my top 5 favorite books ever read I absolutely adored it Was I confused at times Yes Was I also completely and utterly thrilled the whole time I read it Also, yes I was both excited and incredibly nervous to read his upcoming novel Recursion because de 5, WAT WAT WAT WAT WAT Amazeballs stars Full review along with a recipe for huevos rancheros featured on my blog Recipe a Read So, I feel like I need to start this out with a little caveat I would put Blake Crouch s Dark Matter in my top 5 favorite books ever read I absolutely adored it Was I confused at times Yes Was I also completely and utterly thrilled the whole time I read it Also, yes I was both excited and incredibly nervous to read his upcoming novel Recursion because despite being a big advocate for not comparing things, I have a hard time not doing it The ARC book gods blessed me with an advanced copy of the novel and I put it off because I was nervous However, once I dove in it gripped me with the same intensity I ve come to be familiar with Crouch s works I m going to do my damn best to not compare the novels too much but I hope you ll forgive me if I fail a little.Barry Sutton is a New York police officer who is called to the roof of a building to talk a woman down from jumping off the ledge As he speaks to her, he learns that she s suffering from False Memory Syndrome a syndrome that leaves it s sufferers with vivid memories of a life that never happened It s not just that they have a memory, it s that they are visceral and real These people can remember smells, touches, the look on someones face, they remember the most minute details that create a rich picture of a life they ve never had Some remember a life worse than the one they re living now, but others, like the woman Barry is speaking to, no longer has her husband or her son and her entire life feels meaningless and empty.Everyone thinks FMS is just false memories of the big moments of our life, but what hurts so much are the small ones I don t just remember my husband I remember the smell of his breath in the morning when he rolled over and faced me in bed.Helena Smith is a neuroscientist with endless potential but a very limited budget for the dreams she holds in her minds eye Helena s mother is suffering from Alzheimer s and she has a dream to create a memory chair to store memories for people who can t hold onto them and give them back as they start to fade When a wealthy and anonymous benefactor offers her unlimited resources she jumps at the opportunity As Helena works on the chair she quickly realizes that not all is as it seems with her new partner and as her memory chair takes shape, so does the real reason Helena has been brought in.As Barry investigates FMS like FML, amiright and Helena works on her chair we re given alternate POVs between the two Barry finds himself in the middle of an incredibly convoluted mystery that even the most seasoned reader will have a hard time pinning down It isn t until Helena and Barry s stories collapse upon one another that the real mind fuckery beings to take place Let me just tell you, one reader to another, this is a twisted mess of time travel, parallel universes, and the question of what it means to simply be alive and what makes us who we are.There are so few things in our existence we can count on to give us the sense of permanence, of the ground beneath our feet People fail us Our bodies fail us We fail ourselves But what do you cling to, moment to moment, if memories can simply change What, then, is real And if the answer is nothing, where does that leave us Similar to Dark Matter I don t want to give too much away because one of the greatest things Crouch brings to literature is the utter shock and surprise that comes with his stories They are so truly unique and original that I consistently find myself questioning how someone s brain even functions the way his does Asking myself how someone can even begin to think this up I think that if I tried to spoil this entire story right now, I may not even be able to because it s such a complicated and intricate web that Crouch has woven here What leaves me even impressed though, is that despite how complicated the story is, I was able to follow along for the most part because Crouch is able to make ideas that would normally fly right on over my head, accessible and tangible Recursion is truly a whirlwind and it has everything any reader could ask for It s exciting, thrilling, heart warming and gritty all at the same time It asks questions I haven t ever thought of and created scenarios that made my brain ache to contemplate It challenged me as a reader and it challenged my ideas of what creates reality and the present I should ve read this with someone else because I wish I could have talked to someone who was reading it at the same time as me However, I m super excited to add this to my list of book recommendations for the future and to discuss it then I don t want to look back any I m ready to accept that my existence will sometimes contain pain No trying to escape, either through nostalgia or a memory chair They re both the same fucking thing Life with a cheat code isn t life our existence isn t something to be engineered or optimized for the avoidance of pain That s what it is to be human the beauty and the pain, each meaningless without the other.In the end this is another total slam dunk for me and I can t wait to see what Crouch comes up with next This is a twisty novel that you re never going to be able to pin down where it s about to head next It left me truly breathless at points because it felt like I was reading and the story was moving at break neck speed There were points I almost needed to take a break because so much is being thrown at you at once If this review has confused you at all, I totally understand because this book is insane to try to explain However, I still can t suggest picking it up enough flag 136 likesLike see review View all 13 comments Jun 08, 2019 marilyn rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves traveling sisters read, netgalley, netgalley 2019 I m looking forward to reading books by Blake Crouch because I enjoyed Recursion so much We follow NYPD Barry Sutton and neuroscientist Helena Smith through decades and decades and decades of memories They know the world is being destroyed due to Helena s invention and they try over and over to stop the destruction, with heartbreaking results, each time Helena invented a memory chair that was intended to allow a person to save memories for later when they might be suffering from dement I m looking forward to reading books by Blake Crouch because I enjoyed Recursion so much We follow NYPD Barry Sutton and neuroscientist Helena Smith through decades and decades and decades of memories They know the world is being destroyed due to Helena s invention and they try over and over to stop the destruction, with heartbreaking results, each time Helena invented a memory chair that was intended to allow a person to save memories for later when they might be suffering from dementia or Alzheimer disease But Helena is running out of time and funding, to complete the project, until she is contacted by a secret benefactor, who is willing to give her everything she needs to finish her project At the same time, Barry is encountering suicides due to False Memory Syndrome and his investigations set him on a path that collides with Helena s invention I didn t let the technical and scientific talk hold me back from enjoying this book I trusted the scientists and the characters, who studied the phenomena that was taking place, to provide the details I needed to carry the plot forward What I really liked about the book were the characters of Helena, a woman so focused on her work that she rarely looked up, and Barry, father of a dead girl, who was never going to get over the heartache of losing his daughter As these two characters come together, than once, their concern for the welfare of others and their relationship with each other, kept me reading to the very end Thank you to Crown Publishing and NetGalley for this ARC flag 133 likesLike see review View all 50 comments May 24, 2019 Bradley rated it it was amazing Shelves sci fi, reality bending, 2019 shelf I have no problems in announcing that this book ought to be a multi multi billion dollar bestseller Maybe I m biased, too, but damn, this guy can write a great novel that tickles all my SF bones and reminds me how much I love well crafted thrillers Does this remind you of his Dark Matter It should And if you loved the ideas behind The Butterfly Effect, Flatliners, and Groundhog Day, I m certain you re going to fall head over heels for this novel.Am I giving too much away No Probably not T I have no problems in announcing that this book ought to be a multi multi billion dollar bestseller Maybe I m biased, too, but damn, this guy can write a great novel that tickles all my SF bones and reminds me how much I love well crafted thrillers Does this remind you of his Dark Matter It should And if you loved the ideas behind The Butterfly Effect, Flatliners, and Groundhog Day, I m certain you re going to fall head over heels for this novel.Am I giving too much away No Probably not The novel goes well beyond the initial premises of memory replacement and mystery and a bit of the oddball secret conspiracy bits and dives straight into the heart of some really messed up emotional family stuff, the implications of which flatlined me.And if anyone is worried that novels like these usually stop long before the full ramifications are revealed, rest assured Crouch goes DEEP into the aftermath, aftermath, aftermath, aftermath What we get afterward is not just a great mystery thriller or an extremely solid SF novel, but one that is full of deeply emotional resonance and quality that will last long after the tale has finished.I call this a home run And I like it even than Dark Matter I m reminded of the quality I read in another s book, The Gone World High praise, I think flag 132 likesLike see review View all 12 comments Mar 01, 2019 Larry H rated it liked it Shelves netgalley 3.5 stars.This was some crazy s t What s precious than our memories They define us and form our identities Blake Crouch s new book, Recursion , is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma.Crouch s Dark Matter , which was one of the top five books I read in 2017, blew me away, even though I wasn t 100 percent sure I understood everything I read But this book This is a fascinating, albeit confusing, meditation on memory and how crucial what we remember is to our identity It s 3.5 stars.This was some crazy s t What s precious than our memories They define us and form our identities Blake Crouch s new book, Recursion , is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma.Crouch s Dark Matter , which was one of the top five books I read in 2017, blew me away, even though I wasn t 100 percent sure I understood everything I read But this book This is a fascinating, albeit confusing, meditation on memory and how crucial what we remember is to our identity It s a roller coaster ride which cements Crouch s reputation as a master of meshing unbelievable science and emotion.Barry Sutton is a detective in New York City who is summoned when a woman is threatening to jump from a skyscraper She tells him that she is suffering from False Memory Syndrome, which somehow leaves you with vivid memories of a life and experiences you never had Often these memories feel real than the life you are living, and it is immensely disorienting and possibly contagious The woman tells Barry that she is devastated by the fact that her son has been erased, even though people tell her she never had a son And then she leaps to her death.Meanwhile, Helena Smith is a neuroscientist who has been working on research to help map our most precious memories and how to preserve them If she succeeds, people with dementia and brain injuries might one day be able to remember moments and people that have slipped from their grasp The pace and scope of her research is significantly accelerated by the involvement and support of an eccentric, wealthy benefactor But what s behind his interest As Barry tries to investigate what s behind False Memory Syndrome or if it exists at all he finds himself in the middle of a disturbing mystery Has someone figured out the ability to manipulate our memories and make us believe things that never existed If our true memories are wiped out and replaced, does that change who we are And at what cost Barry and Helena s stories alternate as they represent both sides of the coin the beneficent research looking to make a difference in how we retain our memories, and the shadowy side, using memories for destructive purposes Recursion started a little slowly for me, but picked up speed as the book moved along, until it careened toward a conclusion.The ideas behind the book were fascinating and thought provoking, but the book itself didn t quite work for me as well as I had hoped given how much I loved Dark Matter Each story on its own was compelling but the constant shifting back and forth, and having to keep track of when things happened, often made me lose focus But once again, Crouch proves his talent as a storyteller and a brilliant mind.If you re a fan of science fiction thrillers that make you wonder if what you re reading might actually be possible, pick up Recursion And don t miss out on Dark Matter or Crouch s Wayward Pines trilogy, because this guy knows how to write.NetGalley and Crown Publishing provided me an advance copy of the book in exchange for an unbiased review Thanks for making this available This book will be published June 11, 2019 See all of my reviews at itseithersadnessoreuphoria.Check out my list of the best books I read in 2018 at You can follow me on Instagram at flag 131 likesLike see review View all 15 comments Jun 11, 2019 Kaceey rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves netgalley, buddy read Helena is a gifted neuroscientist trying to develop a way to preserve memories It s personal for her Her mother has Alzheimer s Helen is quickly running out of both time and funding But at what price is she willing to move ahead Barry is a New York City policeman He s called to help talk down a woman threatening to jump from a building as she suffers from False Memory Syndrome So little is known about this condition Is it contagious Is he willing to put his own life at risk to save her I Helena is a gifted neuroscientist trying to develop a way to preserve memories It s personal for her Her mother has Alzheimer s Helen is quickly running out of both time and funding But at what price is she willing to move ahead Barry is a New York City policeman He s called to help talk down a woman threatening to jump from a building as she suffers from False Memory Syndrome So little is known about this condition Is it contagious Is he willing to put his own life at risk to save her I loved the first half of this book I was all in and able to follow along easily Couldn t wait to see where Blake Crouch s imagination and talent would take me But about midway the complexity of the timelines and false memories got the best of me and I could barely keep up By the end my mind was spinning and I was hopelessly lost My brain actually hurt There are some fantastic reviews for this book from readers who were able to keep up with this brain bending science fiction thriller So please don t let this review sway you I am definitely in the minority here A mind twisting buddy read with Susanne Thank you to NetGalley, Crown Publishing and Blake Crouch for an ARC to read and review flag 130 likesLike see review View all 56 comments Jul 04, 2019 jessica rated it really liked it the thing i admire about blake crouch is how he can take a story centred in one particular genre, but make it accessible and enjoyable to everyone this book is everything that is right in the sci fi world and is proof that sci fi can be written exceptionally well and appeal to the masses, regardless of individual genre preferencest only is this story living in a dangerously close reality, where scientific and technological advances play a massive role in society for better or worse , but th the thing i admire about blake crouch is how he can take a story centred in one particular genre, but make it accessible and enjoyable to everyone this book is everything that is right in the sci fi world and is proof that sci fi can be written exceptionally well and appeal to the masses, regardless of individual genre preferencest only is this story living in a dangerously close reality, where scientific and technological advances play a massive role in society for better or worse , but the thriller mystery aspect of this is what drove my interest significantly memory is such a fascinating topic to me, so much so that i studied cognitive psychology at university, and this story really excels with illuminating how memory ties people together gosh, the level of human connection in this is unreal that being said, recursion isnt quite as perfect as dark matter is and maybe i had too high of expectations but there are a couple of things that stopped me from completely obsessing over this books 1, 2 and the epilogue are the definite peak of this book but the rest is quite tedious and repetitive the government also gets involved and, while realistic, it was an instant mood changer for me regardless, this is quite an enthralling story and has me excited to see where the insanely creative brain of BC will lead to next 3.5 stars flag 127 likesLike see review View 2 comments Jul 17, 2019 Barbie rated it really liked it review of another edition 4 or 4.5 Can t decide yet.Full review soon 4 or 4.5 Can t decide yet.Full review soon flag 126 likesLike see review Apr 08, 2019 Ginger rated it it was amazing Shelves arc, 2019, a z challenge ARC provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review via NetGalley.5 STARS Full review up Recursion was a science fiction thriller that kept building and building for an epic finale I m still thinking about the ending of Recursion today It s a hard driving look into what is the meaning of d j vu, much less the possibilities of rewriting mistakes and tragedies in your life.Recursion starts off with a woman jumping to her death in front of NYPD detective, Barry Sutton Barry doesn t un ARC provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review via NetGalley.5 STARS Full review up Recursion was a science fiction thriller that kept building and building for an epic finale I m still thinking about the ending of Recursion today It s a hard driving look into what is the meaning of d j vu, much less the possibilities of rewriting mistakes and tragedies in your life.Recursion starts off with a woman jumping to her death in front of NYPD detective, Barry Sutton Barry doesn t understand what caused her to do this, why she has false memory syndrome and wants to know what it is.Is this contagious Will he get it now that he s had contact with this suicidal woman So begins the journey of Barry tracking down what false memory syndrome is and how it will destroy a person His journey introduces him to a fascinating and brilliant scientist named Helena Smith.Helena has been working on a technology that will change the world and let us relive intense memories She s hoping this cutting edge technology will help Alzheimer patients and the loved ones who are dealing with this crippling disease.Recursion blew me away with reality theories along with what the mind is capable of doing This book asked the questions about playing God, along with whether it s a good idea.Isn t the whole point of being human to experience the good and bad memories in your life It s not necessarily a pretty experience and gets slightly messy.Did you love Dark Matter Well, I think you ll love Recursion too It s an unyielding thriller and excellent science fiction book that asks the tough questions on morality, time travel and excepting the good with the bad.Kudos to Blake Crouch for producing a complex plot in where I m thinking about the book days later Recursion will likely be the best science fiction book that I ve read this year flag 121 likesLike see review View all 29 comments Jul 19, 2019 Elyse Walters rated it it was amazing Wow.I didn t even think I was going to like this book.I m not a die hard science fiction fan but occasionally I ll take the plunge I found Recursion , fascinating and it kept me hooked I didn t expect any of thisis much enjoyment It got me thinking of things I never do parallel universes physicstimeenergy Philosophye different universes within the multiverse.d False Memory Syndrome woke up my imagination neuronsd all that Wow.I didn t even think I was going to like this book.I m not a die hard science fiction fan but occasionally I ll take the plunge I found Recursion , fascinating and it kept me hooked I didn t expect any of thisis much enjoyment It got me thinking of things I never do parallel universes physicstimeenergy Philosophye different universes within the multiverse.d False Memory Syndrome woke up my imagination neuronsd all that went wrong I thought it was 1 great storytelling with interesting characters whom I cared for 2 Hopeful into preserving memories for people with Alzheimer s disease 3 the mystery thriller aspects 4 Great settings 5 The pure fantasy of it all 6 Satisfying ending 7 This created a stimulating conversation between Paul and I about what we might change in the past if it were possible Because memory is everything Physically speaking, a memory is nothing but a specific combination of neurons firing together a symphony of neutral activity But in actuality, it s the filter between us and reality You think you re tasting this wine, hearing the words I m saying, in the present, but there s no such thing The neutral impulses from your taste buds and your ears get transmitted to your brain, which processes them and dump them into working memory so by the time you know you re experiencing something, it s already in the past Already a memory flag 126 likesLike see review View all 28 comments Mar 12, 2019 Linda rated it really liked it Shelves sci fi, net galley, fiction, scientific themes Memories stay.People don t.Detective Barry Sutton, Central Robbery Division of the NYPD, races to the 41st floor of the Poe Building known for its Art Deco motif and certainly not for what is about to happen A lone woman is perched on the edge in ways than one She looks imploringly at Barry and tells him in a breaking voice that her son has been erased Before Barry can even blink, the woman falls to her death.What s real, Barry A paralyzing question that will run like a gazelle s Memories stay.People don t.Detective Barry Sutton, Central Robbery Division of the NYPD, races to the 41st floor of the Poe Building known for its Art Deco motif and certainly not for what is about to happen A lone woman is perched on the edge in ways than one She looks imploringly at Barry and tells him in a breaking voice that her son has been erased Before Barry can even blink, the woman falls to her death.What s real, Barry A paralyzing question that will run like a gazelle stampeding throughout these pages Barry has gazed into the eyes of Death and sees into an abyss of life circumstances and moments caught in a loop of repetition so bizarre that no words can describe the experiences adequately Much like the spring of a diving board catapulting a soul into the depths of a Black Hole.At the throttle is Dr Helen Smith, a neuroscientist from San Jose, California, who has the purest of intentions Her mother suffers from Alzheimer s disease and Helen feels desperate to bring her mother s memories back Word reaches a wealthy philanthropist who flies Helen out to a former oil rig platform in the middle of the ocean equipped with all that she needs Just sign on the dotted line, Sweetheart.Recursion deals with the state of being and unbeing If given the opportunity, would you act upon an open door into the past in order to tweak the details slightly or profoundly in your past personal life Blake Crouch tosses about the ethical questions involved in such an action And if you believe in cause and effect and butterfly wings, you are aware of the consequences Crouch brings tension full on in Recursion He knows his subject matter like hard hitting knuckles to the face Time certainly does not stay in the bottle as you flip pages repeatedly back and forth from previous events You can t have it any other way as the bolts of electricity play through And yet, Crouch brings a tenderness to Barry at one point that will conjure your own memories of loss to the surface.If you are a fan of the talented Blake Crouch, then this is a must read While Dark Matter still remains my favorite, Recursion will burn in my own memorystrange how that theme will stay with you after the last page.I received a copy of Recursion through NetGalley for an honest review My thanks to Crown Publishers and to Blake Crouch for the opportunity flag 117 likesLike see review View all 22 comments May 14, 2019 Liz rated it really liked it Shelves netgalley I m not a fan of sci fi, but I loved Dark Matter and am fascinated by issues involving memory So this one was a no brainer to read In 2007, Neuroscientist Helena Smith is devoting her life to creating a technology to preserve our memories Meanwhile, folks in 2018 are suffering from False Memory Syndrome, an affliction in which a person literally has memories of living an entirely different life Barry Sutton is a detective that attempts to save a woman from suicide when she is suffering from I m not a fan of sci fi, but I loved Dark Matter and am fascinated by issues involving memory So this one was a no brainer to read In 2007, Neuroscientist Helena Smith is devoting her life to creating a technology to preserve our memories Meanwhile, folks in 2018 are suffering from False Memory Syndrome, an affliction in which a person literally has memories of living an entirely different life Barry Sutton is a detective that attempts to save a woman from suicide when she is suffering from FMS This book just grabbed me from the get go It really makes you think There are so few things in our existence we can count on to give us the sense of permanence, of the ground beneath our feet People fail us Our bodies fail us We fail ourselves, he s experienced all of that But what do you cling to, moment to moment, if memories can simply change What, then, is real And if the answer is nothing, where does that leave us OMG, that had my mind in a whirl Because, really, if you take away our memories, then just who the hell are we This one totally messes with you Initially, it is very fast paced and you have to work to keep on top of everything This is a thriller with a capital T Woosh, woosh, woosh But it s a thriller that asks some interesting questions about what makes us human, is progress always good, should we attempt to play God It drags a little toward the end, a little too Groundhog Day for my taste But I liked the finish and how it finally plays out Overall, it s one I can recommend Thanks to netgalley and Crown Publishing for an advance copy of this book flag 109 likesLike see review View all 15 comments Jul 07, 2019 Peter rated it really liked it Shelves netgalley, thriller, sci fi Rescission Recursion is an outstanding contemporary science fiction thriller that is a great adventure full of suspense and power struggles and demonstrates how we can corrupt ourselves in controlling history When you realise you ve made a mistake can you go back and erase it, or does that compound the actual mistake The concept of capturing memories from the neural databases in our heads and replaying them as core memories is utterly fascinating To imagine doing that for those with dementia w Rescission Recursion is an outstanding contemporary science fiction thriller that is a great adventure full of suspense and power struggles and demonstrates how we can corrupt ourselves in controlling history When you realise you ve made a mistake can you go back and erase it, or does that compound the actual mistake The concept of capturing memories from the neural databases in our heads and replaying them as core memories is utterly fascinating To imagine doing that for those with dementia would be an awesome breakthrough This is the fundamental dream and motivation of Helena Smith as she watches her mother live with Alzheimer s Helena is a highly talented neuroscientist who is enrolled in the breakthrough research and development of a device CHAIR to capture memories The team managed by her under the funding leadership of Marcus Slade discover if a person dies in the Chair they can capture and send their memories back in time to a point of a specific memory The life they then have can be altered but when they arrive back to the date of transfer, the memories of both lives merge This mental collision has serious repercussions as false memories when they come flooding back are causing suicides and breakdowns Detective Barry Sutton investigates the phenomenon, only to be drawn into the fragile and recursive existence of time travel What constitutes a human life, what constitutes existence, what happens with multiple timelines, are our bodies just transport equipment for our minds oh my head hurts When I think about time travel, there are two issues that always play on my mind, the obvious one, how do you send physical material to a previous time period, and secondly the recognition that it s all bound to end in chaos The time travel bit whether physical matter or programmable memories still requires a suspension of reality and it s better to set aside and remain a believer What I loved, however, about this story was that it dealt with the chaos and built a compelling thriller around the eventual leak of the technology into the wider world and the major national forces that would pursue and use the technology The escalating sense of chaotic fallout is brilliantly portrayed throughout the novel At another level, we experience through the well drawn characters the different motivations and competing pressures of altruism versus reward Power corrupts and absolutely power corrupts absolutely Helena becomes the Frodo Baggins of this world, to remain incorruptible and resolve the impending doom, even if it costs her own life.I enjoyed this book and it is a wonderful escape into a science fiction world that appeals to our recurring dream of being able to travel in time to right our wrongs and prevent catastrophes Stuff integrity I think I d still do that Lottery now that I know the numbers I would recommend this book and I d like to thank Crown Publishing and NetGalley for providing me with an ARC copy in return for an honest review flag 118 likesLike see review View all 29 comments May 08, 2019 Lisa rated it it was amazing Shelves net galley My thanks to Crown Publishing, Blake Crouch and Netgalley Once again I received a gratis copy, all for the price of a measly review What s funny is that I truly hate reviewing books, but for some author s, I ll go through it Or as I call it hell and high water First of all I have read Mr Crouch since 2013 When I got my first kindle fire I bought everything he had written, and loved most of it Most Man, all my favorite storytellers eventually scare the crap out of me I love that and hate My thanks to Crown Publishing, Blake Crouch and Netgalley Once again I received a gratis copy, all for the price of a measly review What s funny is that I truly hate reviewing books, but for some author s, I ll go through it Or as I call it hell and high water First of all I have read Mr Crouch since 2013 When I got my first kindle fire I bought everything he had written, and loved most of it Most Man, all my favorite storytellers eventually scare the crap out of me I love that and hate it Crouch books tend to leave me with nightmares Not that he s too terrifying, although I think so But because his tales leave a lasting impression I ve read 2 crouch books that I hated One was a short story, the otherblah, good behavior Ug, hated it It s a truth though, my favorite authors, sometimes stink Crouch, has always been one of my go to authors Forget Bad Behavior, because that was not my groove Crouch, always gets ass because he tends to truly capture the imagination He s one of about 20 or so authors who are so vividly descriptive, that I do see the mind movie few author s are descriptive enough to give readers the mind movie Blake is one of those who let me see He unfolds a tale, and in my head it has color, and the smell and tastes are distinct and it s immersive Really, all I need now is smellovision So few authors can do that I actually took some notes while reading this book I NEVER take notes But, I ll admit that looking through them it seemed to me, to give too much away Shit, damn and hell I try not to ever do that I m sure you can find other reviews to give a tease I don t tease I mean, sometimes I thought atrst that this book may have been too much like Dark Matter If you feel that too, then push through This won t take long as it very quickly finds its own groove then you re hooked Also, if you are like me, and read and get the point of Quantum physics, mechsI think you would love this I have read much about quantum theories Mathematics in is self is snoozeville, for me Put it in words, and give me concepts, and I understand that It makes sense to me That doesn t mean I want anything discovered too much in this field Just because of government and nut jobs They are all the same really My last thought in this book, is what started off as one of my first thoughts in reading this book Nobody should mess with my memories Yes, some are false, and have changed in the many times I ve remembered then So what Our real memories, changed or not are what were left with in the end I actually loved this book I read it in 3 days Sure I may have read another book or two at the time, but 3 freaking days.That s a world record for this person If you ve not read Blake Crouch, then you should This is science fictionwhich I usually hate But, it was some damn fine reading If you want Thriller Horror The Pines trilogy No, not the lame show Heck, just hit me up on , and I ll find you 3 books that scares the gee willikers outta me, and 3 to 4 that are just BLOODY as you want Don t be scared off from the science It s in layman s terms, and very understandable Highly recommended Also, the best thing from Crouch I ve ever read is Abandon Pines trilogy is awesome, but everyone who has patience, want to be bamboozled and struck with sheer, fucking horror at the end needs to read Abandon flag 109 likesLike see review View all 21 comments May 29, 2019 preoccupiedbybooks rated it it was amazing Shelves 2019 A thrilling, brutal and action packed sci fi, which made me feel ALL the emotions If you liked Dark Matter then I think you should definitely read this mind bending tale of time and memory.This story blew my mind How does Blake Crouch come up with this shit Like he must be some kind of genius I still haven t got my mind fully wrapped around some of the events in this book I wont spoil you, as this is best enjoyed when you don t know what s coming All you need to know is that the story start A thrilling, brutal and action packed sci fi, which made me feel ALL the emotions If you liked Dark Matter then I think you should definitely read this mind bending tale of time and memory.This story blew my mind How does Blake Crouch come up with this shit Like he must be some kind of genius I still haven t got my mind fully wrapped around some of the events in this book I wont spoil you, as this is best enjoyed when you don t know what s coming All you need to know is that the story starts off with Detective Barry Sutton trying to stop a woman suffering from false memory syndrome from jumping off a building She says to him my son has been erased Barry starts to investigate this, and finds that there are many other people also suffering from this.Parallel to this is Helena Smith, who is trying to develop a way to preserve the memories of people suffering from Alzheimer s syndrome, inspired by her own mother who has the disease We go back and forth between the two characters, and also go between different timelines, but mainly 2007 and 2018.I really liked both characters, and really felt for them when they were going through some of the most testing times At one point I was devastated for them and for everyone else This book really made me think about memories, and how they define us It made me think about morality, and how we all live our lives on such different sets of rules It also had many touching moments, and the characters had such real issues.I m going to be honest, there was a point where I couldn t see how this book was going to be resolved, or where it was going to go next But that s why Mr Crouch is in charge here and not me Overall, a brilliant book which made me think about how flawed our species is Oh and check out the acknowledgments at the endilling Disclaimer My original review didn t save for some reason, so I tried my best to remember it OMG I got an ARC I am screaming Many thanks to Netgalley and Pan Macmillan for sending me the ebook in exchange for an honest review flag 98 likesLike see review View all 12 comments previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next new topicDiscuss This Book topics posts views last activity Crime, Mysteries Recursion by Blake Crouch Spoilers Permitted September 2019 4 18 6 hours, 38 min ago Nothing But Readi Recursion Blake Crouch September Adult Fiction Non Fiction Book of the Month starts September 2, 2019 38 233 7 hours, 48 min ago Crime, Mysteries Recursion by Blake Crouch No Spoilers September 2019 6 18 8 hours, 32 min ago Time Travel Recursion 09 01 2019 10 31 2019 13 43 9 hours, 13 min ago Book Club for Int Recursion Final Thoughts Discussion 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