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Review: Artemis

Review: ArtemisTitle: Artemis
Author(s): Andy Weir
Genre(s): Mystery, Science Fiction
Pages: 322 (Kindle)
Source: Own
For: Book Club, Play Book Tag
Rating:
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Synopsis from Goodreads

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.

My Thoughts

I read Artemis because my work just formed an impromptu book club and chose Artemis as its first book and the topic for this month for my Goodreads PBT group is science.

I really liked Artemis for the most part. In fact I thought it was interesting and it makes me want to read The Martian, which I was on the fence about before. Weir includes the science part in a way that makes it fun and interesting, not boring or like I’m listening to a lecture in school.

The reason I’m only giving Artemis 3 stars is because of the main character Jazz Bashara. I liked her, but she read more like a teenage boy than a 23-year-old woman. During the first part of the book, I couldn’t figure out what it was that seemed off, but then I read someone else’s review that mentioned the teenage boy thing and I immediately thought, “Yes, that’s exactly it!” Does that mean she’s all bad because she reads like a teenage boy? No. In fact, I liked her sassiness and don’t-take-crap-from-anyone attitude. She just said some things that no woman I know would say.

I still think the book is worth a read. It kept my interest and I really wanted to know what was going on, who was behind everything, and what would happen in the end. I even made some guesses as to who the bad guy was. I was way off. 😉

 

10 replies
  1. Susan
    Susan says:

    Interesting. I got bored with THE MARTIAN and didn’t continue past the first chapter or two. My husband LOVED the book and we both really liked the movie. Maybe ARTEMIS would be more to my liking? I’ve heard good things. The teenage boy thing might drive me crazy. I hate it when characters don’t act/talk like the people they’re supposed to be.

    Susan
    http://www.blogginboutbooks.com

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    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      I can see Jazz as a female Han Solo. That’s why I didn’t hate her completely. I just didn’t like that she didn’t read as female to me if that makes sense. But, I definitely didn’t hate this or her by any means. 😀

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