Jason Dessen is walking home through the chilly Chicago streets one night, looking forward to a quiet evening in front of the fireplace with his wife, Daniela, and their son, Charlie—when his reality shatters.
It starts with a man in a mask kidnapping him at gunpoint, for reasons Jason can’t begin to fathom—what would anyone want with an ordinary physics professor?—and grows even more terrifying from there, as Jason’s abductor injects him with some unknown drug and watches while he loses consciousness.
When Jason awakes, he’s in a lab, strapped to a gurney—and a man he’s never seen before is cheerily telling him “welcome back!”
Jason soon learns that in this world he’s woken up to, his house is not his house. His wife is not his wife. His son was never born.
And someone is hunting him.
How joyful are you in your life?
You would have asked that question and deeply introspect on the variety of answers- a multiverse of choices that makes you happy. Now think that you are happy inside, but the world outside is tragic like a nuclear holocaust- The external factors will affect you. isn’t it?
Now you are afraid, and you are living with that fear now and this fear now questions your options. Be that Jason Dessen (protagonist) who finds himself in a box filled with many doors to open. The world he thinks inside becomes the world outside but here is the real pact- it matters in what emotions do you open the door. Is it fear, anxiety or excitement?
This book is indubitably my favorite read this 2019 and Blake is a genius. I was completely hooked and couldn’t put it down.
It is worth the buildup as we go through a roller coaster jaunt across the multiverse- parallel universes. A science fiction you just can’t snub.