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Blake Crouch

Forfatter af Dark Matter: A Novel

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Blake Crouch is a bestselling novelist and screenwriter. He is the author of the novel, Dark Matter, for which he is writing the screenplay for Sony Pictures. His bestselling Wayward Pines trilogy was adapted into a television series for FOX in 2015. With Chad Hodge, Crouch also created Good vis mere Behavior, the TNT television show starring Michelle Dockery based on his Letty Dobesh novellas. He has written more than a dozen novels that have been translated into over thirty languages and his short fiction has appeared in several publications including Ellery Queen and Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre

Omfatter også følgende navne: Blake Crouch, William Blake Crouch, 布萊克.克勞奇

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Værker af Blake Crouch

Dark Matter: A Novel (2016) 6,239 eksemplarer
Recursion (2019) 3,293 eksemplarer
Pines (2014) 2,067 eksemplarer
Upgrade (2022) 1,224 eksemplarer
Wayward (2013) 1,132 eksemplarer
The Last Town (2014) 930 eksemplarer
Abandon (2009) 632 eksemplarer
Run (2011) 425 eksemplarer
Desert Places (2004) 384 eksemplarer
Summer Frost (2019) 318 eksemplarer
Snowbound (2010) 298 eksemplarer
Serial (2010) 270 eksemplarer
Draculas (2010) — Forfatter — 212 eksemplarer
Locked Doors (2005) 212 eksemplarer
Stirred (2011) 189 eksemplarer
Good Behavior (2016) 165 eksemplarer
Serial Killers Uncut (1688) — Forfatter — 138 eksemplarer
Eerie (1900) 116 eksemplarer
Serial Uncut (2010) 99 eksemplarer
Break You (2011) 83 eksemplarer
Perfect Little Town (2010) 79 eksemplarer
Famous (2010) 67 eksemplarer
Ultimate Thriller Box Set (2012) 60 eksemplarer
Bad Girl (2010) 58 eksemplarer
Sunset Key (2013) 47 eksemplarer
Killers (2011) 46 eksemplarer
Birds of Prey (2011) 42 eksemplarer
*69 (2010) 36 eksemplarer
Unconditional (2011) 34 eksemplarer
Hunting Season: A Love Story (2011) 32 eksemplarer
The Pain of Others (2011) 32 eksemplarer
Shining Rock (2010) 31 eksemplarer
Remaking (2010) 29 eksemplarer
On the Good, Red Road (2010) 29 eksemplarer
The Meteorologist (2011) 28 eksemplarer
Four Live Rounds (2010) 27 eksemplarer
Forward Collection (2019) — Editor & Contributor — 23 eksemplarer
Killers Uncut (2011) 20 eksemplarer
Vestal Virgin 17 eksemplarer
Six in the Cylinder (2011) 15 eksemplarer
Grab (2013) 9 eksemplarer
Confidence Girl (2013) 8 eksemplarer
Wayward Pines: The Complete First Season (2015) — Forfatter — 7 eksemplarer
The Fear Trilogy (2013) 6 eksemplarer
Kite (2013) 5 eksemplarer
Wayward Pines: The Complete Second Season (film) (2018) — Forfatter — 4 eksemplarer
Reset (2019) 3 eksemplarer
Cemetery Dance Issue 67 (2012) 3 eksemplarer
Materia Întunecată 2 eksemplarer
Summer Frost (film) — Forfatter — 1 eksemplar
Wayward Pines the complete mini series — Forfatter — 1 eksemplar
Birds of Prey 1 eksemplar
Dark Matter [TV series] — Forfatter — 1 eksemplar
Ginsu Tony 1 eksemplar
Dark matter 1 eksemplar
Sahte Bellek (2020) 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

Thriller 2: Stories You Just Can't Put Down (2009) — Bidragyder — 234 eksemplarer
Hint Fiction: An Anthology of Stories in 25 Words or Fewer (2010) — Bidragyder — 133 eksemplarer
Pushed Too Far (2012) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver115 eksemplarer
The Serial Killer's Wife (2011) — Introduktion — 79 eksemplarer
Recursion (film) — Forfatter — 1 eksemplar

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RUN is a science fiction thriller taking place in the USA. People awake one day to find they're changing, well some of them are and they can tell it. For those who aren't, the nightmare is just beginning. What do you do when everyone looses their morality and empathy?
RUN tells the story of one families journey North across the country to Canada as they try to survive. You are drawn into the characters. You can see how softer they were before. How they become harder to survive in the new country, where they can't call the police for protection, they can't just flick a switch to find warmth, they can't merely walk into the grocery store for food. If they're going to make it to the safety Canada is offering they're going to have to be lucky.… (mere)
Teritree001971 | 28 andre anmeldelser | May 24, 2024 |
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LLonaVahine | 550 andre anmeldelser | May 22, 2024 |
An entertaining listen on audiobook. The time travel gets a little squirrely towards the end. I give it 4 recursive functions out of 5 - just like real recursion function I forgot to return something somewhere.
umbet | 202 andre anmeldelser | May 21, 2024 |
** Free copy received from a Goodreads Giveaway **

Memory makes reality.

New York City cop Barry Sutton learns as much while investigating a shocking new phenomenon dubbed “False Memory Syndrome.” It’s a mysterious affliction driving its victims mad with memories of lives they’ve never lived.

Neuroscientist Helena Smith too believes in the way memories affirm reality – it’s why she’s dedicated her life to creating a technology that both allows a subject to preserve and relive their most precious memories.

But quickly Barry’s investigation takes a dangerous turn, as he runs into an opponent with the terrifying ability to both destroy memory, and use it against people. Only by working together with Helena will Barry be able to stop this threat – that or unmake the very fabric of the world as they know it.

Blending of a thrilling story with mind-bending theoretical science.

As usual, Crouch manages to take fascinating and complex science, make it accessible, and blend it into a terrifying thriller setting – all while without bogging down the story or character development.

In Recursion, the whole idea of memory is explored – what if we could take memories, manipulate them, change them, and therefore change reality? Who would we be if our most important memories were altered, erased? The result is a terrifying example of butterfly affect – what seems like a great idea for an individual, has shocking reverberations throughout society.

This makes for a great thriller – I was hooked from the first page. The idea of my reality changing, because someone else wanted to change their memory, was mind-boggling to consider. Though the plot was complex and full of theoretical science, at no point did I feel lost or like I couldn’t follow the story.

Possibly Crouch’s best-developed, most human characters thus far.

One of my biggest gripes with Crouch’s previous stories, was I felt I couldn’t connect with the characters. Typically, the main character was his most-developed, and the others were more like pawns to propel the main character’s story.

In Recursion, I empathized with all of the characters – even the villains’ motivations had me conflicted. Barry and Helena’s histories, wants and desires are fully realized. They are human – they are flawed and have everyday problems and worries. I wanted them to succeed.

The relationship and romance that blossoms in this story felt genuine and earned, yet both characters are independent entities. Unlike Crouch’s previous novels, there isn’t so much of the “damsel-in-distress” element. Helena is perhaps Crouch’s most powerful female character yet – she doesn’t need Barry to save her, but she wants him there.

Romance isn’t the only human emotion explored, there are also intense moments that deal with grief and loss. It really made me question – would I erase or change the memory of a loved one’s death, just to ease that pain? Would it be worth the cost?

Crouch has clearly improved on his character development, and over anything, it made this story a stand-out for me.

A mystery with many elements that connect at the end.

There are so many factors to this story that seem disparate, but they connect in a satisfying way at the end. Remember as you’re reading this – every clue matters, every scene has a point.

Would I recommend it?

Yes, yes, yes. Even if you aren’t a sci-fi fan, there are so many elements to Recursion that make it an ideal story. A fascinating thriller with added depth from some crazy science, making it fresh compared to most thrillers on the market. But what made Recursion stand out above Crouch’s other novels for me, was the in-depth character development. I loved these characters – they have stood out clearly in my mind in the months since reading, a VERY important quality in a story for me!

Review also posted on my blog.
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escapinginpaper | 202 andre anmeldelser | May 18, 2024 |



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