I suggested Recursion as the new book for book club, and it was selected so I felt a certain responsibility when I started reading it. I had bought it earlier this year after all the praise it received and also because I really like Dark Matter which I read some time ago.
Going in, I thought I had the story sorted early on. A detective who comes across Fake Memory Syndrome – where people remember entire lives they have never let; and the scientist who develops groundbreaking technologies around memories. However, at the point I thought I had it figured out, it twisted and turned and I had been completely wrong. For fear of spoiling anything – which would be a waste – I will not say more about it.
Let me just say that this was a very fast past thriller of a ride which covers many difficult subjects but – I thought – in a rather accessible way. Yes, Recursion will need your undivided attention to connect all the dots and keep on top of the story, but it is totally worth it. It might spiral a little bit out of control near the end, but nevertheless I enjoyed it a lot.
Recursion – Blake Crouch