DARK MATTER BY BLAKE CROUCH is a plotted tale of science fiction thriller about choices, paths not taken, and how far we’ll go to claim the lives we dream of.
“Are you happy with your life?”. Those are the last words Jason Dessen hears before the masked abductor knocks him unconscious. Before he awakens to find himself surrounded by strangers in hazmat suits. Before 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. And someone is hunting him.
“Everything that can happen will happen.”
are the words spoken by the main character. Choices and possibilities drive the story. Elements from the story are used to show this theme. The Cube is an element used in the story, giving the science-ques hint. The hand-written is another element used in the story which shows the slice-of-life and emotional aspect. We put the novel under science fiction, thriller and mystery genre. This intriguing combination keeps the viewer in dark but curious.
Hand written/ hand drawn