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Author: Andy Weir
Currently Watching: Some NFL Playoffs
Goodreads Synopsis: “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.”
Review: Any Weir wrote The Martian in case you guys didn’t know and I loved everything about it. So when I found out that there was going to be another book from this author, I knew I needed it and asked for it for Christmas. However, I ended up finding this book “meh”, maybe it had something to do with a small reading slump or the fact that I was comparing it to The Martian (which is always a bad idea).
Anyway, I’m not saying this story wasn’t good, in fact, Andy Weir is really smart, and yes, I know, all authors are smart but the amount of information you learn about real life things working is a remarkable ability that Weir has. This can also have the effect of boring, or too much information which I’ve heard from others who have read his story. I actually like this technical writing, but again (comparing) in The Martian you were told about the technical pieces for survival while Artemis was, while at times about survival, more about the going on of a city on the moon.
To me, this was The Martian meets The Girl With A Dragon Tattoo but it wasn’t enough to get me to review it higher than a 3, whether it was the fact that it took me awhile to get into the story or if it was the technical piece I’m not sure, but while The Martian is a Must Read on my list, Artemis was a Good but not Must Read book.
Overall Rating: 3/5 stars