📚 Finished reading: Recursion by Blake Crouch.
A gripping tale set in the world of approximately today, except for the existence of an epidemic of “False Memory Syndrome”. Sufferers of this condition develop memories of a life that they never lived. This proves to be disconcerting to the point of people throwing themselves out of windows in despair.
Separately, or is it separately (spoiler: no), a scientist is working on a technology to help people with Alzheimer’s disease preserve their favourite memories.
I really liked this, playing as it does with big ideas around psychology, technology, time and motivation. Being sci-fi in nature there’s a good amount of techno-magic, but it’s presented in a way that feels internally consistent and as logical as something like this can be. It makes me want to read the rest of Blake Crouch’s novels.