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!
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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