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review 2017-10-16 01:58
Dark Matter ★★★★☆
Dark Matter - Michelle Paver

Although technically a ghost story, the real horror for me is the sense of creeping dread and isolation and loneliness as the last man left in the endless night of an arctic camp. Most chilling of all is the man’s horror at contemplating the afterlife should he perish there and become a ghost himself – not just a winter of endless night alone, but an eternity.

 

Audiobook via Audible. Jeremy Northam proves he’s as wonderful an audio narrator as he is an actor, which certainly isn’t true of everyone.

 

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review 2017-10-08 09:30
Dark Matter
Dark Matter - Michelle Paver

In one of my periodicals, there´s a paper by someone who´s worked out what we know of the universe is only a tiny percentage of what actually exists. He say´s what´s left can´t be seen or detected, but it´s there; he calls it "dark matter".

 

Would I have read this book before Paver´s other novel Thin Air, I would have given it a glowing 5 star rating. Whether it being the  atmosphere, the setting, the descriptions of the landscapes, nature and weather in the high artic, the creepiness of the novel or the characters, I loved everything about this novel.

 

But I can´t help being disappointed about the ending and I can´t go into any specifics, because of possible spoilers. So I will just say that the ending is nagging at me and I will give this book the same rating as I have given Thin Air.

 

 

 

 

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text 2017-10-08 08:09
Reading progress update: I've read 161 out of 246 pages.
Dark Matter - Michelle Paver

Michella Paver is the master in turning ordinary objects into something truly menacing. Leaving me, the reader, with the question, if certain occurences have truly happened or everything is a figment of the main characters imagination.

 

So far this book is amazing.

 

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text 2017-10-07 15:44
Reading progress update: I've read 1 out of 246 pages.
Dark Matter - Michelle Paver

After finishing Thin Air by Michelle Paver, I immediately ordered her other ghost story Dark Matter from my local library. The perfect read for the modern masters of horror.

 

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text 2017-09-26 22:51
Very Strange but Intriguing!!!!!!
Dark Matter: A Novel - Blake Crouch

I am enjoying this book even though it's very strange. I feel really bad for Jason I don't know what I would do if my life was stripped away from me in just a blink of an eye. I really can't wait to see how it ends. Does he get back to his wife and son and if so how does that come about? 

 

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