Author of The Martian returns with another Sci-Fi adventure | Review

by |September 12, 2017

Artemis by Andy WeirFull of the same lovable quick wit and humour as The Martian, Artemis is another gripping read from bestselling author, Andy Weir.

Artemis follows Jazz, a resident of the moon. Unless you’re a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire, making a living on the moon can be tough, and Jazz gets by through smuggling the occasional bit of contraband from Earth. Soon, Jazz is asked to commit the perfect crime for a reward too lucrative to turn down, and alas, a web of conspiracies and secrets are unveiled.

Part of what makes this book so enthralling is its characters. Weir has a talent of writing characters that are smart, funny and likeable, but also incredibly quirky and flawed. I really loved Jazz, and found myself laughing at her dialogue and internal monologue quite frequently throughout the book.

The setting of Weir’s books also make them a standout in my eyes. The community he created on the moon was well developed and fascinating, and definitely added to the adventure and anticipation that are a feature of his writing.

How does this book compare to Weir’s previous novel? The Martian is a fascinating and unputdownable sci-fi novel set in space that grips you from the very first sentence (which unfortunately cannot be repeated here!). Artemis, on the other hand, follows a very different narrative. It’s a heist story set on the moon, making the comparisons between both books difficult. What I will say is that Artemis is an entertaining and strong sophomore novel, and definitely worth reading. I loved it, and cannot wait for further books by this author!

Artemisby Andy Weir

Artemis

by Andy Weir

A smart, funny, irresistible new adventure thriller, Artemis is a heist story set on the moon. Andy Weir has created a fascinating, detailed world, based in real science and featuring a kick-ass, witty female protagonist every bit as memorable as Mark Watney.

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...

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Tanaya has been a lover of books for as long as she can remember. Now, her book collection is a little out of control, mostly consisting of YA fiction and pretty hardcovers. When she’s not reading, she spends a lot of her time taking photos of books for her bookstagram account, @prettypagesblog. She also has a love of Disneyland, bullet journaling and cats.

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