Artemis by Andy Weir

Goodread’s Summary

*NO SPOILERS*

Going into this book I had a few expectations because of the reviews and things I’ve seen around about this book. When I finished reading this book though I was left with a feeling of wanting more. I didn’t have a problem with the writing style or the characters or even the action in the story. I just felt like there could have been more action and excitement. When I think of Sci-Fi I think of the Illuminae files or Enders Game, something that always has something going on. High excitement and easy to flip through pages. Maybe I just missed the hook with this book and never got fully immersed in the world like I wanted to. My feelings aside, this book overall was a nice read. I liked Jazz’s sassy character and her wit and charm, I liked the whole concept of a colony on the moon with its own laws and culture. I just didn’t read anything that made me go “wow!”. I felt like some of the characters were really shallow and I didn’t get to see any of the depth that I really love. The chapters were extremely long, which in my opinion is not good. I didn’t get any of the connection I like to feel with characters and I didn’t feel like the characters connected well with each other. I will say that the world building was really nice and there was some cool space facts in there that I liked as well. I just feel like I was an outsider to the story and didn’t immerse myself and get the full experience of the story. At first this book was making me doubt the Martian by this author but I have had a few people tell me that the Martian is better, so I am still willing to give it a try. Also this cover was a little plain too but I like the typography.

*FAVORITE QUOTE*

I didn’t find anything that really stood out to me.

*SPOILER ALERT*

At first I was really hoping there would be a relationship between Rudy and Jazz because I’m all for a love/hate relationship, but then I was a little let down by everything else so I stopped hoping. Also I admired Trond’s character because even though he was really shady he was blunt and honest, he didn’t deserve to die. He could have been like a really good antagonist or like mob boss in Artemis. I liked Kelvin and Jazz’s correspondence at the end of each chapter but I wanted to see more of them together and their teamwork, he could have visited her on Artemis for a job or something. And even though Jazz ended up screwing everything up she really thought she was doing what was right, she was just misinformed and too willing to do something. This story had the potential for so many things to improve the story, but it was just left at a standard and average book. I really wanted this book to force me to remember it days after I finished reading.

What did you think of this book? What do you think of the Martian by this author?

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2 thoughts on “Artemis by Andy Weir

  1. I like this book a lot, but I also found it just a little bit lacking in a way I am having a hard time putting into words. So it sits on my table and taunts me to “write a review already!” As for The Martian, I have read it several times and will read it again and again. The Mark Watney character is so fabulous. The NASA/JPL culture is also captured very well. If you have seen the movie, it was fairly straightforward, but there are a few surprises left in the book.

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