I am a huge fan of the Book of the Month monthly subscription – every month I promise myself I’ll only get one book, but every month I end up maxing out my box. I love comparing with other people about what they chose for their monthly read – and Recursion seemed like the hot book of June 2019. So without reading the summary or knowing much about it I picked it.
Memory makes reality.
That’s what New York City cop Barry Sutton is learning as he investigates the devastating phenomenon the media has dubbed False Memory Syndrome—a mysterious affliction that drives its victims mad with memories of a life they never lived.
That’s what neuroscientist Helena Smith believes. It’s why she’s dedicated her life to creating a technology that will let us preserve our most precious memories. If she succeeds, anyone will be able to re-experience a first kiss, the birth of a child, the final moment with a dying parent.