Originally published: November 14, 2017
Author: Andy Weir
Page count: 320
Genre: Science Fiction
Audio read by: Rosario Dawson
Original language: English
Awards: Goodreads Choice Awards Best Science Fiction
I wanted to read this novel because I really enjoyed The Martian, which was made into a movie starring Matt Damon which I loved just the same. I loved The Martian because of the main character and the many times that it made me laugh... a book made me laugh! Artemis however, is not the same. I did not find myself laughing, I found myself more resenting the main character because of her awful attitude and personality.
I will say the science fiction part of this novel is fantastic. The idea of a colony on the moon is great, and I loved all the little tidbits about gravity and everything. I even liked the whole concept of how Artemis came to be a moon colony etc etc. I just could not get on board with the main character. The plot line was good enough to where I wanted to keep reading, but I didn't have the itch to keep reading like I've had in other books I've read recently.
This second novel by Andy Weir isn't horrible, but it definitely does not live up to the amazing par that The Martian has started. I'm sure he put just as much true scientific knowledge as the first, though I'm not sure I believe 100% of how she survives in the end... I guess that's possible if he wrote about it, just knowing about how The Martian was scientifically relevant. I'll give it 3 out of 5 stars.