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Artemis: A Novel by Andy Weir
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Artemis: A Novel (edition 2017)

by Andy Weir (Author)

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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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Title:Artemis: A Novel
Authors:Andy Weir (Author)
Info:Crown (2017), Edition: 1st Edition, 320 pages
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Artemis by Andy Weir

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    bethd13: Both books are fast paced and lots of snarky humor. Love the intelligent, strong, female characters!
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I liked it. Not as much as the author's first book, but I liked it. I've seen a lot of people say that Jazz isn't believable as a woman and I don't know what they're talking about unless they wanted her to be the definition of femininity. Just so you know, grown women can not only find occasional crude sexual humor funny, but *gasp* actually crack those jokes themselves. Jazz as a character is a lot like Mark from the first book in that she's witty, talkative, and sarcastic, but she did have a bit of her own in there as well. For example, she didn't cuss anywhere near as much in my opinion. I'd expect a woman raised by an unsure father by himself to be a bit tomboyish at the least, and that is what Jazz is. When we meet her she's unsettled and fairly young, but trying to prove herself because she has made several serious mistakes as an even younger Jazz. I can understand that. I finally found my place in the world at 30. The science tangents didn't bother me, and actually gave my husband an answer to his initial question of why the domes would be mostly oxygen and how they'd survive the inevitable explosive fires. So yeah, I liked it. It's not love, but it's definite like. I'll definitely read his next novel. ( )
  Noeshia | Oct 23, 2020 |
Good story. Fun read. ( )
  ejakub | Oct 19, 2020 |
I enjoyed this one.

Despite the fact that she spoke like a preteen who just discovered cuss words, the main character was funny and fun to follow. The sci-fi aspects were well-done and the the story itself played out well.

Definitely not mind-blowing or genre-defining, but a good read nonetheless. ( )
  crleverette | Oct 5, 2020 |
Nếu đã xem bộ phim The Martian có Matt Damon đóng thì bạn đã biết cuốn tiểu thuyết nổi danh đầu tay của tác giả Andy Weir được chuyển thể thành phim. Và có vẻ như tác giả viết Artemis để làm cảm hứng cho bộ phim chuyển thể tiếp theo.

Artemis có đầy đủ lí do để mọi người đọc lựa chọn:
1. The Martian
2. The Egg
3. Tiểu thuyết khoa học viễn tưởng của năm 2017 do độc giả Goodreads bình chọn

Truyện khởi đầu đầy hứa hẹn với cuộc sống của một cô gái ổ chuột người Saudi vật lộn bằng mọi cách có thể kiếm ra tiền ở thành phố trên Mặt trăng, nơi hầu như không có chính phủ, sống theo giờ Kenya, và có cả người Việt.

Nhân vật chính là một cô gái thông minh sống với những lựa chọn tồi trong cuộc đời, ở nơi vài công ty tranh nhau những miếng bánh béo bở trên Mặt trăng, có một ông tỉ phú thừa tiền và những con người sống chết với đạo đức nghề nghiệp... Tất cả bị cuốn vào một mới bòng bong do nhân vật chính tạo ra.

Và rồi, như mọi bộ phim phản anh hùng (anti-hero), cô gái đã thu phục được lòng tin mọi người, dọn dẹp đống rác của mình, được cư dân Mặt trăng công nhận, kiếm được anh bạn trai, và quay lại với cuộc sống ổ chuột.

Đọc xong truyện cảm giác như vừa xem xong một bộ phim Hollywood. Hành động: ✓, kịch tính: ✓, plot twist: ✓, hài hước kiểu Mỹ dạng ‘it sucks to be on the moon’: ✓, lí giải khoa học mà không ai rảnh để kiểm tra lại là đúng hay không: ✓, cliché khoa học gia khù khờ kiếm được bạn gái: ✓, cliché mất bạn trai và tay anh chàng khác: ✓, cliché con gái tỉ phú không biết làm gì quyết tâm thừa kế gia sản: ✓, cliché ‘mọi người tha thứ cho con’: ✓…

Nếu có ai làm phim dựa theo truyện này, mọi người nên đi xem.

Chỉ để giải trí. ( )
  Emarcid | Sep 13, 2020 |
If you want to read a story with a heroine that sort of gives you a superwoman gene with a heavy dose of Einstein this is the book. The principle character, Jazz, is simply an amazing young lady almost to the point that there is so much stretch of the imagination it infringes on a pretty good story.

I haven't read the Martian by Andy Weir but when I saw this at Costco all the great reviews of The Martian flashed through my mind and impulsively bought his second novel. Even though the heroine is somewhat unbelievable found this a well written thought out story that was thoroughly enjoyable. Would have given it 4 stars but, even for sifi, the stretch of imagination was too much and when I thought about it distracted me from the story otherwise a good hard science story.

Would recommend this book for anyone who enjoys science fiction or a good thrilled. ( )
  can44okie | Aug 28, 2020 |
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Aygün, EmreTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Dawson, RosarioNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dociu, DanielCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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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.

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Jazz is a small time criminal, subsidising work as a porter on the moon with smuggling a little contraband. But it’s never enough.

When she’s offered the chance to get rich quick she jumps at it. But planning the perfect crime in 1/6th gravity was never going to be easy, especially as there is a conspiracy at the heart of Artemis.

At first it was about the money, then it was about control. Now it’s about survival…
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