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Artemis: A Novel by Andy Weir

Artemis: A Novel

by Andy Weir

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Have to say this was a “fun” quick read. Wouldn’t rate it a fantastic read, but if you want something light, quick with a sorta “cute” main character, fun story line, this will fill the bill.
Think his other book The Martian was better tho.
Not a true sci-fi in my opinion - more of a soap opera on off-planet. ( )
  KarenHerndon | Aug 2, 2018 |
Weir's follow-up to [b:The Martian|18007564|The Martian|Andy Weir|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1413706054s/18007564.jpg|21825181] is a perfectly fine hard SF novel that centers on industrial espionage on the moon. The humorous main character makes this less crime noir and more crime snark. She keeps things enjoyable even as the plot strains suspension of belief for the big exciting finale. ( )
  villemezbrown | Jul 28, 2018 |
Andy Weir's has a unique writing style, his sense of humor flows throughout the story. I felt like I was inside Jazz's head page after page. Great characters, dramatic storyline, I can't wait for his next adventure. ( )
  stevealtier | Jul 24, 2018 |
Jasmine "Jazz" is a low level porter and part-time criminal, who barely scrapes by and she is always looking for the next opportunity for advancement in Artemis, the colony where she resides on Mars. After her attempt to become a licensed tour guide fails, and with it, her hopes of getting an actual apartment, Jazz accepts a dangerous and illegal contract with one of her customers in return for a huge paycheck. When things go wrong for Jazz, despite her flawless scientific planning, she has to fight for her life against forces that seek to silence her.

The first thing to keep in mind when reading "Artemis" is that this book has very little in common with "The Martian", except for all of the science behind living on another planet. I probably would have enjoyed this novel better if Jazz had been more likable or ethical as a character. In the end, this was a generally good story, but it was not as fun nor exciting as "The Martian." ( )
  voracious | Jul 23, 2018 |
Jasmine [Jazz] Bashara has called the lunar city of Artemis home since she was six years old. She lives in a miniscule “capsule domicile,” has a low-level job as a porter, and runs a thriving smuggling operation. It’s this smuggling business that gets her involved in a byzantine plot to destroy a thriving lunar business in return for an astronomical [no pun intended] payment. But when things start to go wrong, it could spell doom for the lunar city Jazz calls home.

The obvious draw to this book is the idea of living off-planet in an established lunar city. How could that not seem exciting? But the sophomoric humor throughout the narrative quickly pales; unlikeable Jazz is a world-class “too dumb to live” decision-maker and the big story about the heist comes off as juvenile stupidity.

The redeeming qualities of this book? The science [except for the welding] is mostly interesting, although there does seem to be an obvious oversight regarding human beings living in the one-sixth lunar gravity. Shouldn’t there be some sort of artificial gravity or required muscle-building exercises or some such regimen to keep the human body functioning properly?

Readers who enjoyed “The Martian” may find Jazz’s adventures interesting, but most reader will simply drift away feeling disappointed. ( )
  jfe16 | Jul 21, 2018 |
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Publisher Annotation: Jazz Bashara is a criminal. Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you're not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you've got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent. Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down. But pulling off the impossible is just the start of her problems, as she learns that she's stepped square into a conspiracy for control of Artemis itself?and that now, her only chance at survival lies in a gambit even riskier than the first.… (more)

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