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2017 50 Book Challenge

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by edinatlanta, Dec 23, 2010.

  1. Foxhound

    Foxhound Well-Known Member

    Jan 9, 2013
    Melbourne, Australia
    Unfortunately not, just a lot of papers. I have picked up a few programing books to work through in my spare time. I'll be including those.
  2. Steve B.

    Steve B. Well-Known Member

    Mar 2, 2002
    San Antonio
    6. Home-Harlen Coben

    A thriller centered around Myron Bolitar, the ex-NBA, ex-agent, turned detective. He solves a 10 year old kidnapping case regarding 2 6 yr. olds. Pretty entertaining read.
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2017
  3. California Dreamer

    California Dreamer Well-Known Member

    Nov 6, 2006
    21. Dark Matter
    Dark Matter
    by Blake Crouch
    My rating: 4 of 5 stars

    Jason Dessen is a physics teacher at a minor college in Chicago, married to Daniela and with a teenage son Charlie. One night, as he is returning home from a bar, Jason is abducted by a masked stranger who asks him "Are you happy?". He is drugged and, when he comes around, finds himself in a mind-boggling alternative reality where all of his early career ambitions have been achieved, but he is not married to Daniela and there is no Charlie. He very quickly finds out that he is not safe in this place, and needs to take extraordinary steps to escape and find his way back home.

    This is a very interesting premise for a novel, with quantum physics playing a big part in the plot, and a quite plausible and readily-understood part at that. Jason is confronted with the consequences of the life choices that he has made and what could have happened to him at various points, and learns much about himself in the process.

    Crouch is a screenwriter (e.g. Wayward Pines) and the book at times reads very much like a film or TV script, but that does not seem to affect it adversely. It's not at all surprising to learn that it is being filmed; it just seems like that sort of novel. Good fun, and quite different.
    View all my reviews
  4. Geoffrey Firmin

    Geoffrey Firmin Well-Known Member

    Dec 4, 2010
    South West of the Black Stump
    ^Agree throughly enjoyed it and it provided an original take on the multiverse.

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