You know the problem with most Michael Crichton-style, high-tech, science-fiction thrillers? Too many damn words.

Too many long sentences.

Too many long paragraphs.

These are supposed to be novels for your nightstand, guilty pleasures to reward you for a long hard day. How are you supposed to wade through all that technobabble, all those pointless secondary-character subplots, without nodding off?

This is not a problem with Dark Matter by Blake Crouch, out this week. (You may know Crouch as the bestselling author of the Wayward Pines trilogy, which spawned a Fox TV show of the same name.) Read more…

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