The book reminds me of Christopher Nolan. The kind of movies he makes. The mind-boggling scripts which make his movies so fascinating. The book consumed me for a few days and I couldn't stop but think about it. If you enjoy books which stretches your mind, don't miss this one!
Take Black Mirror. Take Minority Report. Take Stranger Things. Take Terminator. Take the Twilight Zone. Now combine them all and add a little craziness of your own. You get Recursion.
I don't know how to explain the plot. It is set in a world disrupted by FMS- False Memory Syndrome- a disease that give you a set of memories of a completely different life. These memories are so vivid, so detailed and you cannot distinguish them from your real memories. They both seem equally real. We have Barry Sutton- a cop trying to stop the multiple suicides caused by FMS and Helena Smith- a neuroscientist trying to create a technology that can map memories. What both there efforts lead to is a frenzied mess that could be the end of our entire existence. You know, typical Blake Crouch stuff.
It is not easy to write Sci-fi. It is not easy to make people understand concepts they haven't even heard of. It is not easy to talk about the same thing a hundred times and somehow manage to keep the reader engaged. He does it and I respect him for it.
Wow! The only word that came out of my mouth at the end of the book.
Recursion is about a world where people suffer from a disease called false memory syndrome which causes them to imagine avid memories of a life that they never lived. Among this chaos, a cop Barry Sutton and a scientist Helena Smith face each other in what seems to be a journey of a lifetime.
The characterisation is really great. I could connect to the characters as the story progressed. Blake Crouch has exceeded all expectations and is now definitely one of my favourite authors.
Would recommend Recursion to anyone interested in thrillers and sci-fi.
The book is in large paperback format and the font size is good.