Science Fiction, Thriller

Upgrade by Blake Crouch

Upgrade by Blake Crouch

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Blake Crouch is so incredibly talented. I’m always dying to read what he writes next because his brain works in such a fascinating way to weave a pretty incredible story.

The say I loved Dark Matter and Recursion would be an understatement, so I was thrilled when I got the opportunity to read and review Upgrade from the publisher.

Let’s start by all humming the Kanye West tune “Stronger.”

Work it, make it, do it
Makes us harder, better, faster, stronger
N-n-now that that don’t kill me
Can only make me stronger….

That’s basically the premise of this book. Guy comes into contact with a substance that essentially “upgrades” him to be better, faster, stronger. But why? And what is coming next?

This book explores human involvement in manipulating the human genome. How far is too far?

While I liked the book, there were parts that seemed a bit far fetched, even for a science fiction novel. Unfortunately, it didn’t live up to Dark Matter or Recursion but it was still an enjoyable read overall.

I received an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to NetGalley, Blake Crouch, and Random House Publishing Group – Ballantine for the opportunity to review.

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