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Artemis by Andy Weir
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it was amazing
bookshelves: 2017-release, read-in-2017, sci-fi

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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 imagine my surprise when it was, yes, intense, but also a massive sass fest with laugh out loud passages.

So, how can you possibly recreate that magic in The Martian? Answer: with Artemis.

Artemis isn't as funny (though it's still pretty damn funny), but dear god is it intense. The world building of Artemis — the only city on the moon — was crystal clear and thought out so well. I had no trouble following along with locations and the science-y explanations (well, some of the science-y explanations, but it was laid out that if you didn't understand it, it wouldn't take away from the plot).

With every heist story, you need a great cast of characters to pull it off, and we certainly got that. They worked well together (albeit, reluctantly) and all had a clear role to play to complete the job.

Leading the story is Jazz.

Jazz is a dick.

She's an awful, selfish, petty smuggler and I love her. She isn't a good person, but she has a good heart. Her motives are sketchy, but she has morals — even when partaking in illegal activities.

Even better than Jazz is Jazz's father. Such a nice, kind, welder. I want an entire story about him. Please?

I knew I loved this book when one of the characters calls out another for saying Captain Kirk is a sex crazed womanizer (because he totally wasn't and was actually pretty progressive and feminist for a TV show made in the 1960s).

Honestly, this book was so fun.  It was so addictive that I prioritized reading Artemis over drinking coffee (I'm okay, I promise!)

Artemis is out in the wild, growing on bookshelves at a store near you! Why not take a trip to the moon?

Thanks so much to Ebury Publishing for providing a review copy through Netgalley!

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Reading Progress

October 29, 2017 – Started Reading
October 29, 2017 – Shelved
October 29, 2017 –
page 26
8.52% "There's a bit where a character calls out another character for thinking Captain Kirk is sex crazed womanizer. I love this book already!"
October 29, 2017 –
page 40
13.11% "There's an ex-Mountie!"
November 12, 2017 –
page 70
22.95% ""Five a.m. was a largely theoretical concept to. I knew it existed, but I rarely observed it.""
November 13, 2017 –
page 123
November 13, 2017 –
page 248
81.31% "I want to keep reading but I have to go to sleep :("
November 14, 2017 –
page 280
91.8% "Can't stop reading!"
November 14, 2017 – Shelved as: 2017-release
November 14, 2017 – Shelved as: read-in-2017
November 14, 2017 – Shelved as: sci-fi
November 14, 2017 – Finished Reading

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Carolyn Simpson It should be free. Complete waste of time.

Dana Kenedy (Dana and the Books) Sorry you didn't like it, Carolyn. I loved it!

Greg Carolyn, DARN, you beat me to the punch line. So I'll say, "Oh, I'm so glad I got this at the library for free, cause I wouldn't give a nickel for it."

Dana Kenedy (Dana and the Books) Greg wrote: "Carolyn, DARN, you beat me to the punch line. So I'll say, "Oh, I'm so glad I got this at the library for free, cause I wouldn't give a nickel for it.""

Sorry you didn't like it either, Greg!

Cynthia I liked it! lol

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