A NovelBook - 2016
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One of the best science fiction thrillers of the year, this novel focuses on Jason Dessen, an ordinary college physics professor, who suddenly gets kidnapped and sent to an alternate world. Unable to understand this strange new reality, Dessen struggles to find answers that will help him return t... Read More »
One day, Jason Dessen is kidnapped from his happy life, waking up to a world in which his wife is not his wife and his son was never born. In this other world, he is no college professor, but a quantum physics genius who has somehow discovered a means of travelling to parallel universes. In dange... Read More »
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“Are you happy with your life?” Those are the last words Jason Dessen hears before his abductor knocks him unconscious, before he awakens to find himself strapped to a gurney, surrounded by strangers in hazmat suits, where a man Jason’s never met smiles down at him and says, “Welcome back, my friend.”
In this world he’s woken up to, Jason’s life is not the one he knows. His wife is not his wife. His son was never born. And Jason is not an ordinary college physics professor but a celebrated genius who has achieved something remarkable - something impossible. Is it this world or the other that’s the dream? And even if the home he remembers is real, how can Jason possibly make it back to the family he loves?
Blake Crouch writes a gripping science fiction thriller that will hook you from the very beginning, and will have you reading late into the night. A thought-provoking read full of twists and turns, that takes you down the scientific rabbit hole, delving into questions of our own existence and the consequences our life decisions. This novel will delight those who enjoy Orphan Black, the Matrix and Inception.
College professor bored with his life, due to the routines, finds himself being kidnapped on the way home one night, after running an errand. After meeting his alternate reality and realizing his other "self" has switched places, he desperately tries to get back to the life he knows and realizes he "loves" in all its imperfections.
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