Artemis by Andy Weir
narrated by Rosario Dawson
Method of consumption: Audiobook
Book Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫
I was SO excited to read this one that I apparently pre-ordered it on Audible and then, forgetting that, later purchased it as my Book of the Month in November. My friend PJ, with whom I share an Audible library, also preordered the audiobook, so I was destined to read it one way or another!
This novel is written by Andy Weir, who you may know from writing a somewhat popular novel called The Martian. It was also made into a slightly more popular movie, featuring a guy named Matt Damon. No big deal though!
As you can imagine, my expectations for this novel were a bit high. So let me give you a warning: If you enjoyed The Martian, DO NOT try to compare Artemis to it in any way. The only ways they are similar are that they both take place off Earth, and they both have characters who run into bigger and badder problems, no matter how hard they try to fix things. And… you know, some nerdy sciencey stuff.
Artemis is the name of the only city on Earth’s moon, inhabited by about 2500 people, including a young woman named Jazz Bashara. Jazz smuggles banned goods from Earth to the Moon with the help of a childhood, Earthbound pen pal friend.
But one day Jazz discovers the workings of a Brazilian crime syndicate happening in her beloved home city, and she must work with her friends and a few powerful allies to take them down. It’s safe to say she runs into a few obstacles along the way!