Dark Matter, by Blake Crouch, is a mind-boggling foray into the world of Multi-Verses. This novel is exciting and terrifying by turns, and it gives rise to questions of our universe. Jason Dessen is a college professor of physics in Chicago, and husband to the beautiful artist, Daniela and a father to their son, Charlie. His life is picture perfect and he’s happy, except there are the times when he wonders what turn his life would have taken if he’d stayed with his research instead of marrying and having a child. One night he goes to meet a colleague who has won a great scientific prize, the one he should have won. That’s when improbablity meets probability.
This novel is based on the idea that our lives are a matter of random choices with equally random outcomes, but with far reaching consquences. What if we’d taken another path, instead of the one we are on? What if another version of Jason Dessen, the one who didn’t marry, who did the research that enabled him to change his destiny,decided he wanted the other Jason’s life?
This fictional account is well written and researched. It poses many questions about our universe. It’s a great read!