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Friday, July 12, 2019

Summer Reading Book Review - Recursion

Book Title: Recursion

Author: Blake Crouch

Reviewed By: Lynn D.

It is all about the importance of memory. What happens if the memories we have today are suddenly entirely different tomorrow? Are both memories real or are some false memories, and how do you know what is real?

For Barry, a New York City policeman, the story starts in 2018, when he encounters a woman experiencing false memories that lead her to commit suicide. Although there is no "case" he is compelled to investigate her story.

For Helena, the story begins eleven years earlier in 2007. She is a neuroscientist researching memories, hoping to help her mother who is suffering from Alzheimer's.

Time, past, future, and reality all become irrelevant as Barry's and Helena's stories progress, merge, separate...

Why I Picked it Up: If you're like me, you were excited to see a new book by Blake Crouch. Having been blown away by Dark Matter I couldn't wait to read Recursion!

Why I Finished It: In Dark Matter I didn't figure out what was going on until near the end. In this story, you understand what is happening, but it is so twisty-turny fascinating, it is hard to put down.

I’d Give this Book To: Blake Crouch fans. Like Dark Matter, this book defies classification so I would recommend it to people who like thrillers, science fiction, and love stories; it is all of them.

Find Recursion in our catalog.

Summer Reading program participants! Submit a review of one of the books you read this summer. Your review will get you an entry into a special prize drawing in addition to the drawings that all program finishers are entered in. More prizes! Yay! 
All you have to do is fill out our online form or email a short review (at least 5 thoughtful sentences - without giving away the ending!) to news@roselle.lib.il.us.

What are you reading this summer?

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