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 com ...more
Look, I completely get why Mark Watney annoyed ...more
COUNT ME IN!!
I was so excited for this book but I didn't end up loving nearly as much as The Martian.
Even though I liked the overall idea, I didn't like the characters and the constant jokes and insults felt incredibly forced.
The main character Jazz, a 26 years old woman, was talking and thinking like a cringy 15 years old boy. She mentions a few times her appearance and sexu ...more
This book freaking rocks!!
No, seriously. The book does have science in it but it's not too bad. This is mostly about Jazz who has lived on the moon since she was 6 and now she's in her 20's. Her dad lives on the moon too but they had a falling out and she makes it on her own by doing. . . things.
I love the character of Jazz. She's funny and does crazy things but never anything to hurt any one.
AND SHE LIVES ON THE MOON!
Jazz doesn't live in the good part ...more
This is not the review I was expecting to write, but this is not the book I was expecting to read.
Andy Weir has successfully taken the one element I didn't like in THE MARTIAN and expanded on that until ARTEMIS is almost a chore to read. Major disappointment.
Remember our hero, Mark, in The Martian? His jokey, sarcastic personality started to grate on my nerves towards the end of the book. It's like he never quit with the relentless ...more
Lucky for me, the book was a 4 star experience!
Thoughts on why others rated it so low - these are just guesses, I may be totally wrong:
It is not The Martian - sometimes when people are a huge fan of a book they are ...more
Let's start with Jazz: Jazz Bashara is a Saudi woman written the way a white guy who's never spoken to or met a single woman in his entire life would write her. She talks about her boobs and being naked and makes sexual innuendos about EVERYTHING ...more
Oh man, what a disappointment. And an even bigger disappointment that it won the science fiction category of the Goodreads Choice Awards. (Just because the author is popular.)
To be honest, I didn’t even realize Jazz Bashara was a woman until specific pronouns were used. That certainly did not take long, but even after I made that realization, I couldn’t shake the feeling that Jazz’s personality matched that of a man more.
But that’s probably be ...more
I admit to worrying that he wouldn't be able to keep up the quality from The Martian, and this is definitely a very different kind of tale from that, being half a heist novel but otherwise just a great adventure, but he pulls it off. Better than pulling it off, even. I love his characters and the feel of the moon city, Artemis, is vital and detailed.
But you know what the best part is?
I was thoroughly entertained during the entire read. The pacing is great, the reveals belie ...more
The first half of this book was very fun, and the plot was interesting and all that. The only thing that bugged me was the writing style, which I suppose is similar to The Martian, but I felt it was a better fit with that story, and with Artemis it just felt forced. Other than that though, I was loving it! This book could have easily been 4 or 5 stars from me.
Then, around the halfway point, the book sort of lost me. The overall plot for this story is Jazz performing a ...more
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Jasmine (Jazz) Bashara has a problem. She is 26 and close to being homeless, which is illegal where she lives. Back on Earth she would have had a lot of company, but living in Artemis, the moon’s only city, population two thousand, laying low is a bit tougher. She used to live with her father, but is too embarrassed to go back, having had a tiny accident in his workplace, smoking weed there with a pal, and…ummm…pretty much burning it down. Oopsy. She slee ...more
M-O-O-N. That spells Andy Weir’s new novel. (OK, if you haven’t read Stephen King’s The Stand that joke won’t make sense to you, but rather than think that’s a failure of my review I’m going to say that it’s your own fault for not having read The Stand. Serves you right.)
It’s the near future, and there’s a city on the moon called Artemis. Jazz Bashara is a young woman who has grown up there, and knowing the place like the back of h ...more
Artemis is a bit of a ruffian. It's a chemistry-centric novel that sees myriad genres marrying together into a hard-edged, unrefined heist novel with action, adventure and splashes of mystery. Gone is the seriousness and grand stakes of its predecessor, The Martian, and in its place is a book with significantly lower stakes and a slightly controversial protagonist.
Jazz Bashara is a rogue, smart and capable ...more
Although it has been a few years since Andy Weir published The Martian , he hasn't been missing from the literary world, thanks to his sharing a number of free super-short stories with the reading public. ( Annie's Day remains my favorite of the bunch.) Even so, I was anxious for him to come out with a new novel.
Artemis is the first city on the moon. While wealthy tourists get to experience the city's luxuries, for the ordinary citizens living there, it's alm ...more
The good and the ugly: We start at 0!
+ 1 star for the light-hearted banter
- 1 star for stupid sex ennuendos, promiscuity bashing or whatever
+ 1 star for the world-building
+ 1 star for the readability
+ 1 star for the clear cut style
- 1 star for this gal's stupidity and total immaturity
+ 1 star for the science present (there was some of it, not all good, but some)
+ 1 star for the fact that we have got no loooong mul ...more
Life in Artemis, the only human city on the moon, is rough for Jasmine Bashara, a 26 year old delivery person, smuggler, and would-be tourist guide. She fails her EVA (extravehicular activity) Guild exam in, literally, breathtaking fashion; she’s somewhat estranged from her welder father, to whom she owes a huge personal debt; she’s living al ...more
It's a no from me. Video review will be up next week :D
Edit/Note: I go on reddit every single day. I was making a joke that the protagonist felt like a cliche of what men want women to be like. It's not an awful book. I just had a few issues with the plot/pacing I'll talk about in my video review.
I wish I could unread this.
How can one person write one of the best books of all time but also one of the worst books of all time?
The writing style was weird, Weir's "humor" was only based on his main character being a female (It literally felt like a teenage boy who has no idea how a woman actually thinks tried to write this) and the story was just plain BORING.
Oh and the characters were as one dimensional as it can get.
I skipped a fair amo ...more
I try to include plot summaries at the top of my reviews for context but I can’t do it for Fartemis - every time I think about this trash my mind collapses out of exhausted, frustrated, sheer boredom! The protagonist is a smuggler called Jazz Bashara. It’s set on the moon city of Fartemis. There’s a laughable half-assed “heist” plot. Oh, and I fucking haaaated reading it! AARRGH, GET IT AWAY FROM MEEEE!
To be fair, I didn’t like Andy Weir’s last novel, The Marti ...more
Right off the bat I'll just say, I think the first half of this book is awful. It was like Weir conceded that plot set-up and characterization are things that novels should include, so he gave it his best shot and attempted to cover up his lack of ability in those areas by making lots and lots of (middle school) jokes. Once the heist starts, the action kicks in, and the surprisingly believable and interesting technical, science-y bits come into play, the book hits its stride and sh ...more
Jazz Bashara resides in and adores her moon-colony-home, Artemis. She is one independent lady and clever individual, who uses these skills to alleviate her position. She is also a criminal, who isn't afraid to bend the laws that govern her world to her own monetary advantage.
Andy Weir, one of my favorite authors, serves up another winner with his new sci-fi thriller ARTEMIS....and Jazz Bashara is the spirited and defiant main attraction.
Jasmine/Jazz is basically a good person, has a smart mouth, works as a lowly Porter, and drives around in a cart she named Trigger. AND.... despite her sideline of smuggling AND superior IQ, she still lives in a room the size of a coffin....literally....and wants out!
SO.... with an offer she can't...more
Attack of the Moon Woman Who Made Bad Life Decisions.
2.5 Stars. Jazz has lived on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, for two decades. To make ends meet, she smuggles contraband to those willing to pay. One day, a rich client has an intriguing request. He needs her help to sabotage Artemis's sole aluminum company so that he can enter the aluminum business. This is far beyond any criminal act that she's performed before, but he makes her an offer she can't refuse: one million slugs (A ...more
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A heist on the moon.
A heist. On THE MOON.
A HEIST ON THE MOON.
A few years ago I read The Martian because my sister forcefully said I had to. So I picked it up, not knowing much about the premise apart from "dude gets stuck on Mars." I was expecting it to be dark and intense. So imagin ...more
It has been quite some time since I’ve read a book that did not take place on earth in contemporary times... so this book was very refreshing and a lot of fun! I really enjoyed The martian even though it was not my typical reading genre... this book had shades of The martian, but if you go into this book expecting a repeat you will be disappointed... this book had a younger vibe to it, a much different storyline, and its own cast of sarcastic sassy characters....
I really wanted to read another book by him after reading his masterpiece, The Martian. Yes! Still masterpiece even after this book. The news of a new book from him was one of the best things that could ever happen to me. Like in The Martian, Andy Weir's knowledge of science shines in this book very well.
ARTEMIS, The Only City on Moon
*ahem ahem* WOOOOOW!! HOW PERFECTLY BUILT IT WAS!! REALLY!! How the city runs, how the Life ...more
No matter what Andy Weir did for his second novel, it was a forgone conclusion that he wasn’t going to duplicate the success of The Martian. The peculiar upward trajectory of that phenomenon – from a free web serial to best-selling 99 cent ebook to exponentially bigger print bestseller to award winning blockbuster film – simply cannot be repeated.
Don’t get me wrong, Artemis is going to sell a lot of books. Weir has a name now and a legion of dedicated fans who salivate over his marriage ...more
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