TJ Burns — August 2017
Fantastic read! Something for all of my senses! Intelligent, scientific, thought-provoking contents; action-packed, suspenseful, clever story-line; less-than-perfect, but approachable, understandable, and intriguing characters; witty, laugh-out-loud dialogues; all wrapped together into one exciting ride!
Jazz is an intriguing anti-hero. Not only does she have the most awesome name and nickname, both of which I gave to my own daughter, but her quick-witted, humorous, spontaneous, flippant, don’t-give-a-shit-what-anyone-thinks attitude is both entertaining and endearing.
Jazz, who wallows in self-pity, but puts up a don’t-give-a-damn front for everyone to see (and even convinces herself of its validity), and whose relationship with right and wrong and moral values is shady (to put it politely), and who is the self-proclaimed perpetual maker of bad life choices, and who the entire community sees as case-in-point for squandered potential, is the most unlikely of unlikely heroes… all the more reason to love her in all her imperfections.
From beginning to end, I was captivated. Jazz and her personality move the story along at a mega-quick pace, and although there are some detailed scientific explanations, they serve to stimulate the brain cells rather than bog the story down. I didn’t look up the mechanical terms or check the accuracy of the chemistry involved… but for now, I’ll just take Weir’s word for it, and save the fact checking for a rainy day ;).
Five big fat stars for Artemis from TJ Burns!
I received a copy of this book from Crown Publishing via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Expected publication: November 14th 2017 by Crown Publishing Group (NY)
You can find this book at:
Amazon: Artemis by Andy Weir