Like most people, I was completely blown away by The Martian.
It was funny, full of sarcasm and very, very clever. It made me feel smart while reading it. As if I know anything about growing potatoes on Mars. (Well, now I do.. at least a little..)
When I heard about Andy Weir’s new book “Artemis”, I could only hope it would live up to my expectations.
You see, it had all the elements I liked in The Martian:
- Snarky and sarcastic main-character? CHECK
- Lots of fun all the way through? CHECK
- Clever Plot? CHECK
Even the potatoes were mentioned!
Something I find very important in a story are ‘setbacks’. Mark Watney, everyone’s favorite Space Pirate, had lots of them (things blowing up mostly). Let’s just say that life isn’t easy for Jazz Bashara either. But she makes it work. She’s not some kind of Superwoman. She’s human, she makes mistakes. I really liked her.
There are some great side-characters too. Since most of them live on the moon, where the livable surface area is a bit on the small side, they all know each other well. They all have history, they all have a story to tell.
Maybe the plot isn’t as strong as The Martian was but honestly, what’s the use in trying to figure out if one is better than the other?
This book was so much fun!
You know it’s a good book when you devour it in a day. And that’s exactly what I did.
I hope you’ll enjoy it too!!
Artemis will be available on the 14th of November 2017.
I received an ARC through Netgalley. This has not influenced my opinion in anyway. You know me by now.. I say it like it is…