DNF @ 127p. (of 255p.)
Dark Matter was Paver’s first book for the general adult readership, and it shows. To me, this still reads like a YA novel and I cannot get invested in the story or the main character’s situation.
What is worse to me, reading Dark Matter after having read Thin Air, is that Dark Matter reads like a practice piece – that, with a few tweaks, would develop into Thin Air later.
I ended up skipping ahead to the end of the story and am glad to have done so. The similarities with Paver’s later book are very strong, so I do not feel I missed much by “abridging” this read.