Recursion

Recursion

A Novel

Book - 2019
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"Memory makes reality. That's what New York City cop Barry Sutton is learning as he investigates the devastating phenomenon the media has dubbed False Memory Syndrome--a mysterious affliction that drives its victims mad with memories of a life they never lived. Neuroscientist Helena Smith already understands the power of memory. It's why she's dedicated her life to creating a technology that will let us preserve our most precious moments of our pasts. If she succeeds, anyone will be able to re-experience a first kiss, the birth of a child, the final moment with a dying parent. As Barry searches for the truth, he comes face-to-face with an opponent more terrifying than any disease--a force that attacks not just our minds but the very fabric of the past. And as its effects begin to unmake the world as we know it, only he and Helena, working together, will stand a chance at defeating it. But how can they make a stand when reality itself is shifting and crumbling all around them?"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Crown, [2019]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781524759780
Characteristics: 329 pages ; 25 cm

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ArapahoeAlice Jun 11, 2019

Compelling story about time travel and a condition called False Memory Syndrome. The logical twists are very interesting. The story isn't about the ability to time travel, it is about the emotional consequences. The characters are well developed and memorable. Enjoyed this very much.

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darladoodles
Jun 03, 2019

Call the chiropractor. This book gave me mental whiplash and I loved it. Talk about a mind bender! What if you could undo something in your past and relive your life from just before that point? Would you? In Blake Crouch's genre-bending thriller set in present day, FMS (False Memory Syndrome) is an unwanted side effect to using the device invented to give you a "do over." Told from the perspective of Barry (a police officer investigating the phenomenon) and Helena (the inventor), you will find yourself hop-scotching through time and staying up late to see how it all ends.

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