Artemis

Artemis
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Published: 11/14/2017
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. Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward…

I had read several rather scathing reviews of this book before I read it. I don't agree at all. Maybe it's because Weir's first book, The Martian, was so universally liked that people expected his next one to be more of the same - I don't know. I felt that his near-future scenario was believable enough and I actually liked the main character (although several female reviewers have pointed out that Weir should get assistance with writing his female characters as they are apparently very unbelievable to female readers) and the bit of science (much less than in The Martian) also was logical enough for me to believe in it.  Definitely a much "lighter" read than The Martian but still very enjoyable for me.

Read: November 2017
Recommended: Yes
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