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Artemis
Artemis | Andy Weir
The bestselling author of The Martian returns with an irresistible new near-future thriller--a heist story set on the moon. 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 too lucrative to turn down. But pulling off the impossible is just the start of her problems, as she learns that she's stepped square into a conspiracy for control of Artemis itself--and that now, her only chance at survival lies in a gambit even riskier than the first.
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JoyBlue
Artemis | Andy Weir
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Mehso-so

I expected better, but I didn't feel as strongly as so many readers, in either direction. I'll probably donate my hardcover edition (that is, I'm not likely to read again or refer to it), but I'm not going to exchange my Audible edition (I read the whole thing—just because I didn't love it, there's no reason to expect a refund. You win some; you lose some).

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Michollio
Artemis | Andy Weir
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Mehso-so

This was super descriptive about the science and technical details, which is not my thing. And the main character's not likable, although she gets a bit better by the end. The writing and story we're good, and it was read by Rosario Dawson, which was awesome.

#BookishBingo: Bookish book club pick

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hwestfall
Artemis | Andy Weir
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Started a new audiobook. I really like Rosario Dawson‘s narration so far.

cherinium I thought she did a great job on that book. 2mo
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Rachel.Rencher
Artemis | Andy Weir
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Okay this is going to be a rant, but these past few weeks has me ready to move to China and be an ESL teacher. Omg, it's been a day, guys. So I work every other day at this high school, and I was told I needed brand new material in my lesson plans for the next 2 weeks. I was like no big deal, just put me on the schedule for Friday and I'll work from home since someone uses my room on days when I'm not there...(cont. in the comments)...

Rachel.Rencher But I got a call from my principal this AM and he was upset that I wanted an extra day to learn & prep 2 full weeks of brand-new material before I present it. He said my hour long prep on Monday should be enough and took me off the schedule. So now I'm in a position where I'm like do I work for free, or do I scramble on Monday morning to get everything done and just take it day by day? I'm not gonna lie, I'm feeling so under appreciated by... 3mo
Rachel.Rencher Admins and students, and I have a few friends who have gone overseas to teach. One was supposed to be gone for a year and now she's been gone 7. I'm legit cleaning up my resume and looking at expat ESL jobs. Someone tell me I'm not crazy and give me tips on teaching elsewhere, because I thought it would get better once I had my own class, but nope. 😅 3mo
Rachel.Rencher Anyway, I'm gonna say screw it for now and kick my feet up and read because I'm hella frustrated. 3mo
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Susannah Put me in your misery-loves-company column: I have no advice for you, but I feel you on the job frustration. The *only* thing to do right now is to step away for a while. I hope you get some good advice from folks who know! Hang in there. 3mo
DaveGreen7777 Ugh! It‘s amazing how some people can get managerial positions when they have no idea how to make their employees feel appreciated! I‘m so sorry you‘re going through this, Rachel! 😔 Hope things get better for you at work! Sending positive energy and good vibes your way! 3mo
Ruthiella I say do ESL abroad! I don‘t have any tips but living outside one‘s culture/country is almost always a rewarding experience! (edited) 3mo
SamanthaMarie My older brother started doing ESL abroad (Hong Kong) and gets paid REALLY well. Though now I think he teaches English (reading, writing) classes. There are cultural differences and a lot of stuff your true feelings down moments. But that's not everywhere and could be just his experience. I've heard so many great things about it. Do it!! 3mo
Chrissyreadit ESL abroad sounds amazing! Do it! 3mo
Hooked_on_books I left my job as a surgeon because of deep unhappiness, lack of appreciation, people questioning by ability because I‘m a woman, etc. It was the right choice for me but may not be for everyone. Write down all your pros and cons and embrace whatever you choose! 3mo
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wideeyedreader
Artemis | Andy Weir
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#ayupaugust — I thought the main character of this book was strangely #perfect, considering she claimed to have no friends!

squirrelbrain I read The Martian and was surprised to enjoy it, but I haven‘t read this one yet.... 4mo
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GypsyKat
Artemis | Andy Weir
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I may have gone slightly overboard with the $5 #AudibleSale 🤷🏻‍♀️📚📚📚

gibblr You got some good ones!! 4mo
IndoorDame I was so tempted to get Artemis in that sale! 4mo
GypsyKat @gibblr I know! I was stoked! 4mo
GypsyKat @IndoorDame Do it! There‘s still time! 4mo
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reumellivaras
Artemis | Andy Weir
Pickpick

Loved this book! There was never a time, while reading this, that I was bored. The pace was always moving and the subject matter was well researched and explained.

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RosaS
Artemis | Andy Weir
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Mehso-so

Finished my third book for #24in48 and I have almost 16 hours on the clock! Artemis wasn‘t as good as I‘d hoped and I think that had I been reading it myself I would‘ve given up a while back but Rosario Dawson‘s narration got me to stick around. In the end it was an okay story but nothing compared to the masterpiece that is The Martian.

bookandbedandtea Exactly what I thought. 5mo
RosaS @bookandbedandtea Glad to know I‘m not the only one😄 5mo
BooknerdsLife I gave up half way reading it 🙈 4mo
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RosaS @BooknerdsLife I almost did too but Rosario Dawson has such a nice voice that I just couldn‘t drop it😂 4mo
BooknerdsLife @RosaS Aww that sounds promising! Hope my library has the audio book 🤞🏼 4mo
RosaS @BooknerdsLife let‘s hope! 4mo
BooknerdsLife @RosaS Thanks! **fingers crossed** 🤞🏼 4mo
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RosaS
Artemis | Andy Weir
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I decided to listen to Artemis and do some audio cross stitching to get my reading juices flowing (and, let‘s face it, to properly wake up😂). #24in48

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wideeyedreader
Artemis | Andy Weir
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Pickpick

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Not a bad read! There were a couple things I didn‘t like, and I really didn‘t understand the science, but it was pretty good!

j9brown I felt like it would make a fun movie! 5mo
wideeyedreader @j9brown Probably! I can totally see it working as a movie 5mo
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wideeyedreader
Artemis | Andy Weir
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The only book character to “nope!” out of a situation like that!

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gibblr
Artemis | Andy Weir
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Bought this one for my dad for Father‘s Day. He‘s been telling me to read it and I only have a week left of vacation here, so I better get going!

WanderingBookaneer We have the audiobook... if that helps. 5mo
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Tadams4
Artemis | Andy Weir
Pickpick

Such an entertaining and fun story! I totally love the science and technology information that rounds out the storyline!

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swynn
Artemis | Andy Weir
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Pickpick

It's a hard-science caper story set on a lunar colony. I know it has gotten mixed reviews, but I find myself solidly Team "Pick." I loved the moon-tech geekery, and would be on board for a sequel (or series, Mr. Weir?)

AthenaWins I really enjoyed this one too. I'm not sure why it got such mixed reviews, but I find his characters highly entertaining. 6mo
hermyknee Good to hear - I got this one for my birthday! 6mo
rretzler I preordered this one and it‘s been waiting for me to pick it up. Glad to hear you enjoyed it. (edited) 6mo
swynn @AthenaWins Yay for Artemis love! 6mo
swynn @hermyknee @rretzler Hope you like it as well as I did! 6mo
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JulietBoydAuthor
Artemis | Andy Weir
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Mehso-so

I had high hopes for this, as I loved The Martian. Unfortunately, I didn't find the plot believable and I didn't care about the protagonist.

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Oblomov26
Artemis | Andy Weir
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Pickpick

Okay this is not the Martian, but you can see the same pedigree. This, Andy Weir‘s second story is not a survival tale, but is much more a heist tale set in the first city on the Moon. Yet despite this it is also a story of a resourceful individual forced to use their experience and intelligence to escape from their circumstance, albeit circumstances which they have placed themselves in. A quick read and not the worse second book I have read.

CouronneDhiver Stacked! 7mo
Mandoul Brilliant thanks! Stacked it too 😀 7mo
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bookandbedandtea
Artemis | Andy Weir
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Pickpick

Pick w/ qualifications. It's very entertaining & I- unusually, based on reviews- liked most of the characters, including Jazz. But heist capers aren't really my thing & whenever I read/watch a story where the MCs are kinda the bad guys I get distracted from the story while deciding if the ends justify the means. In this case yes but it didn't start that way & she couldn't have predicted that when she accepted the job. Now I'm just babbling. 🤷‍♀️

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bookandbedandtea
Artemis | Andy Weir
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1- Artemis, Henchman of Zenda, The Dispatcher
2- Tulip Fever
3- Peonies
#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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Caroline2
Artemis | Andy Weir
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I haven‘t read this one yet but I do like a good space story! #acrosstheuniverse #beatlemaynia

squirrelbrain Good one! I‘ve read The Martian, which was outside my comfort zone but I enjoyed, but I haven‘t read this one.... 7mo
Caroline2 @squirrelbrain yeah I‘ve read The Martian and enjoyed it. My husband said this is good too so we‘ll see....! 7mo
Eggs Nicely done ✅🤗 7mo
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BBooks
Artemis | Andy Weir
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Pickpick

I heard many people rag on this book probably because its predecessor, The Martian, was such a phenomenal book. I thought this book was great it just needed one thing.... an epilogue. After this book I read Weir's short stories called "The Egg", another great read!! I will definitely be reading Weir's next book

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bookandbedandtea
Artemisa | Andy Weir
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I had planned to start the tagged book today but then two library holds came in so I guess I'd better go with one of those instead. 🤔

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Leniverse
Artemis | Andy Weir
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Entertaining lunar heist. Would make a fun action movie. Think I'll use this for the "Written by straight white male" category of the #SFFTBRChallenge since the MC is a Saudi woman who grew up in a Kenyan international town on the Moon, but reads like a sassy androgynous American.

julesG My son liked this a bit more than the Martian. Maybe because of the androgynous voice of the MC? 😶 8mo
Leniverse @julesG I haven't read the Martian yet. I'm doing this backwards. 😆 8mo
julesG Forwards, backwards,... Doesn't matter. 😉 Enjoy the Martian when you get to it. 8mo
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HotdogZanzabaar
Artemis | Andy Weir
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Pickpick

Another good recommendation from @Reviewsbylola that did not disappoint. It‘s kind of a lunar caper that was absolutely written in hopes of turning it into a screenplay. Decent characters just the right amount of science and an entertaining story.

Reviewsbylola I‘m glad you liked it! 😘😘 8mo
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DoubleARon
Artemis | Andy Weir
Pickpick

This was a fun and interesting sci fi read with an extremely likeable main character. I found it fascinating learning about the challenges of living on the moon in a complex and compact society. An engrossing tale that had me hooked right from the get- go.

rretzler I bought it 2 years ago and still haven‘t read it. Thanks for reminding me that I need to read it! 9mo
DoubleARon No problem! 😁 Definitely worth your time! 9mo
Theaelizabet Did you read The Martian? Loved it. M daughter read Artemis and recommends it, too. 9mo
DoubleARon I haven't... yet. Definitely will now. I kinda go through my library and randomly choose books typically, but I will be having a special effort to find that one. 8mo
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ScientistSam
Artemis | Andy Weir
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Pickpick

Totally different from The Martian, and probably more readable for those who aren't complete science nerds as there are fewer long passages about the science involved, Artemis is ultimately a heist story. While I quite enjoyed it, the pacing was a bit off, with a lengthy intro and a lot of the shenanigans left to the second half. Still a lot fun to read!

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brianherbergerbooks
Artemis | Andy Weir
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Pickpick

Great main character, good follow up to The Martian.

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Elma
Artemis | Andy Weir
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#bookhaul from BOGO day at Goodwill.

SexyCajun Great deal! 9mo
Billypar I love Jazz- incredible 😃 9mo
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DocRockstar
Artemis | Andy Weir
Pickpick

Unlike som others, I really enjoyed Artemis. Even though there was a LOT of hard science, It felt less sci-fi than and more like a caper novel, which was a nice change. I enjoyed the main character‘s voice immensely, and the book‘s light tone carried it over the problems it had.

For those who didn‘t like it, I got the sense that is the first in a series, but that‘s okay. I would like to visit these characters again.

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AdaChivers
Artemis | Andy Weir
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Mehso-so

Not a great book, kind of entertaining, a funny character that throws a lot of science at your face, just like the Martian.
Got annoyed with all the jokes about the female main character being a out her sex life.

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ScriboGero
Artemis | Andy Weir
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Bailedbailed

I wanted to like this book and gave it two tries but by page 100 the second time I knew exactly why I wasn‘t bounding. The story is fine and the pacing is okay but it‘s a female protagonist written by a male writer and I think the editor may have said “hey, there‘s a great market for female leads so how about we make your main character a girl” and then they changed the pronouns. I just can‘t connect with Jazz and the book feels forced and flat.

Leniverse I found the story entertaining enough, but I agree about Jazz. She was also so incredibly American for someone who is from the Arabic world and has grown up in a Kenyan town on the moon full of Saudis, Vietnamese, Ukrainians, Brazilians etc. No one is mentioned as being American, just one Canadian. But I guess the ones w/o a mentioned origins are American, as if that makes sense as a default? 🙄 8mo
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ScriboGero
Artemis | Andy Weir
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Started November 2017 and lost interest before page 50 but I‘m giving it another try...

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ScriboGero
Artemisa | Andy Weir

I started Artemis last year but didn‘t make it past a few Chapters. Giving it another chance...

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perfectlywinged
Artemis | Andy Weir
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Mehso-so

I really enjoyed tearing through this sci-fi crime thriller even though the scientific details were too much and some of the plot points were unbelievable. Still a good read just not as amazing as The Martian

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Sarahreadstoomuch
Artemis | Andy Weir
Bailedbailed

Bailed after 60ish pages. I just didn‘t care and couldn‘t believe in the female lead character. Too many info dumps science-wise and dated pop culture references that I doubt someone in the future would remember, much less say. Too bad, since I really liked the Martian.

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Booksbymybed
Artemis | Andy Weir
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Pickpick

Easy read, quite entertaining.

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Lchnessmnstr
Artemis | Andy Weir
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I‘ve been holed up for 4 days because of the Polar Vortex. Artemis has been perfect reading.

Since it ‘warmed‘ up to 34*F today, I thought I‘d venture out in what felt like EVA fashion. 0/5 Stars - still cold, do not recommend.

Back to reading! (Artemis, I do recommend!)

BookHoarder32 😂 10mo
megnews It‘s a heatwave! We‘ve been at -7 now at 33. 10mo
Lchnessmnstr Technically, yes but I‘m still holding out for Spring. Maybe my bones are still frozen from the -24 wind chill earlier in the week! 10mo
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Andrew65
Artemis | Andy Weir
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Panpan

I struggle to see how this was written by the same author as The Martian. Loved everything about The Martian, and it is a personal favourite, but never really found anything to like about this book. I didn‘t like the main character and found myself not really being engaged or caring about the plot. I did finish it but it would have been so easy not to. I can certainly see some similarities be#tween the two books but quality so very different.

Lchnessmnstr I think the books have a similar voice being from the same author but they belong in different genres. The Martian was about survival against the odds but Artemis is a heist novel in a sci fi setting. They don‘t appeal to the same audiences. 10mo
Megabooks I hated this one. I just don‘t get how it was Weir either. 10mo
jpmcwisemorgan I‘ve seen a lot of people say similar things about this book, which is why I‘ve put off reading it. 10mo
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Bklover I think Weir should have stuck to writing male characters. I think he has a very hard time understanding females. 10mo
Andrew65 @Bklover It does feel like it, and I know this has been a common complaint. 10mo
Andrew65 @Lchnessmnstr I feel this is part of it, but not the only reason I didn‘t enjoy it. 10mo
Andrew65 @Megabooks I‘m very puzzled by this. 10mo
Andrew65 @jpmcwisemorgan I can totally understand that. 10mo
staci.reads Same exact reaction. I LOVED The Martian, so I wanted to like this one so badly. It was just bad. 10mo
Andrew65 @staci.reads Unfortunately I have to agree! 10mo
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NikkiKey94
Artemis | Andy Weir
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Pickpick

I loved this book! It definitely wasn‘t The Martian, but it was great in its own way! I couldn‘t stop reading it because I wanted to know what happened and I was very satisfied with how everything wrapped up. I can‘t wait for the next Andy Weir novel!

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Andrew65
Artemis | Andy Weir
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Started listening to this one. I loved The Martian, but this one has got mixed reviews - especially around the write up of female characters. Will be interested to see what I think.

Melissa_J Will be interested to hear what you think of it. I bailed on it. 10mo
Andrew65 @Melissa_J That doesn‘t bode well! 😔 10mo
Traci1 I LOVED The Martian. I thought Artemis was just ok. 10mo
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BooknerdsLife Hope you enjoy this one! Can‘t wait to hear what you think of it. I‘ve started it but didn‘t finish 🙈 will try to pick it up again 10mo
Andrew65 @Melissa_J OMG! Can totally understand why you bailed on this book. Is this really the same author who wrote The Martian! From 5 stars to 2 stars at best! And that is being positive! If it wasn‘t an audiobook I think I would be bailing and I hardly ever bail! No aspect of the story though is holding my attention and can‘t say I really care! @BooknerdsLife 10mo
Melissa_J @Andrew65 that‘s too bad, although I‘m glad to have some support for my position 😂 Good on you for finishing though! 10mo
BooknerdsLife @Melissa_J haha I didn‘t finish it either 😅🙈 maybe I‘ll pick it up later when I‘m in the right mood ...when I have nothing else to read ...maybe 😅 @Andrew65 9mo
Andrew65 @BooknerdsLife Don‘t bother, you won‘t miss anything. 🤣 9mo
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MichaelK
Artemis | Andy Weir
Panpan

Loved The Martian and was hoping to get the same quality. Sadly this book didn't hook me the same way.

Traci1 I had the same feelings about this one. I wonder if I'd read Artemis first, and wasn't comparing it (even as much as I tried not to) to The Martian, if I'd have liked it more. 10mo
MichaelK Perhaps, but I couldn't connect with any of the characters or the plot. Long live Mark Watney 😂 @Traci1 10mo
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BethM
Artemis | Andy Weir

Starting this before bed. It hasn't even started snowing yet and basically the entire state of WI has already closed for tomorrow. Lots of reading time coming my way :)

Also can You see my picture? It claims to have posted but I see nothing.

JenReadsAlot My agency closed for the first time since I've worked there! 10mo
JazzFeathers I should really reread Artemis. I read it so many years ago, in translation and l didn't get what the story was doing until l was halfway through. Yes, it call for a reread. (No, l can't see the pic) 10mo
BethM @JenReadsAlot same here! Although I don't work on Mondays anyway.... 10mo
BethM @JazzFeathers did you like it? I bet dome things can be hard in translation. 10mo
JazzFeathers @BethM Yes, in the end l really really liked it. It was a very clever story. 10mo
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nosferatu
Artemis | Andy Weir
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Mehso-so

I‘m a bit of a sucker for Weir‘s brand of educational entertainment, but Artemis‘s haphazard plot and flat characters are a bit of a let-down. (I‘ll probably still read whatever he writes next.)

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jenlbean
Artemis | Andy Weir
Pickpick

I hate it when books get really good and end. Great read, slow to start, but action packed after the first few chapters. Not as intense as the Martian, but definitely worth a read.

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RosaS
Artemis | Andy Weir
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I dug out my knitting today and decided to spend some time listening to Artemis while continuing my dragon tail scarf. I‘m not sure why I haven‘t thought about combining knitting and audiobooks/podcasts before but I‘m definitely going to keep doing it from now on! #knitting

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Court7
Artemisa | Andy Weir
Pickpick

Re-read. Loved it once again.

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historybuff88
Artemis | Andy Weir
Mehso-so

I liked the Martian better

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bartsbooks
Artemis | Andy Weir
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Pickpick

Really fun listen. Rosario Dawson does a fantastic job with the narration!

BookishMarginalia I loved it! 11mo
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R.L.Walker
Artemis | Andy Weir
Mehso-so

While it was an interesting space read, I didn't like the main character...

RamsFan1963 Did you read The Martian? Did you like it? I enjoyed the movie but I bailed on the book. I've been debating whether to read Artemis since I didn't like Weir's other book. 11mo
R.L.Walker I liked The Martian much better in comparison. I was excited for a female lead in space with Artemis, but I liked the plot in The Martian much more. It's a nice quick read if you choose to read it. 11mo
Buechersuechtling @RamsFan1963 Me too, I (only) know “The Martian” as a movie. When we watched it I was – of course – tempted to read the book right away but my significant other who is no reader at all told me it is said that the book is full of complicated science stuff and techno babble. Which is why I still haven‘t read it. I fear that I need to bail it out of lack of understanding. @R.L.Walker can you help out❓ Is it as theoretical as I fear❓ 11mo
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enidkeaner
Artemis | Andy Weir
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Pickpick

I didn‘t hate it & didn‘t feel like it was a waste of my time, which, when it comes to sci-fi, is about all I can ask. Yes, Jazz feels exactly like a female character written by a man to be a “Not Like The Girls” female character and Weir ought to be taken to task for that, but again, I didn‘t feel like it was a waste of my life, so I‘m calling it a halfway win.

#MountTBR

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BookNerd9906
Artemis | Andy Weir
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Pickpick

I used to say I didn‘t like science fiction. I‘ve changed my mind #blameitonlitsy This is probably the 5th or 6th sci-fi book I‘ve read since discovering Litsy less than a year ago, and I‘ve loved them all! I read this book in a day or two. I couldn‘t put it down. I was hooked from the beginning and it kept me enthralled to the very last page. Definitely read this book if you haven‘t yet!