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Artemis by Andy Weir 11-14-17

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  1. Jacuzzi Billy

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    Clicks link to see if the book is spelled with a 3 for an E....
     
  3. LiddyRules

    LiddyRules I'm Gonna Be The Bestest Pilot In The Whole Galaxy

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    Oh come on.

    Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, and ends up abandoned on a planetoid and must use her knowledge of botany to survive the horrible weather and hazardous conditions and somehow make it back home.
     
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    The reviews have me a little worried, but I'll definitely give it a shot.
     
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    If I gave Armada a shot, I can give this a shot too.

    At the very least, if he fails miserably and just doubles down what the did in his first novel, it'll just be potato maths.
     
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    Did you see splotches? Tell me you saw splotches.
     
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    That only made the cover more beautiful.
     
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    Artemis is out! The audiobook is read by Rosario Dawson, the third person on the evolutionary chart.
     
  9. LiddyRules

    LiddyRules I'm Gonna Be The Bestest Pilot In The Whole Galaxy

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    BUT SHE'S A GIRWEL!
     
  10. Guilty Spark

    Guilty Spark It's freeing and refreshing

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    I thought The Martian wasn't very good so this dickbag has nowhere to go but up. Naming your protagonist Jazz ain't helping the cause however.
     
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    Rosario Dawson's reading has to be much slower than a normal person, right? I mean, there's no way she has the physical strength to move that giant mouth at the same speed as you and me.

    I'm gonna give it a listen tonight/tomorrow.
     
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    LiddyRules I'm Gonna Be The Bestest Pilot In The Whole Galaxy

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    Let me know how it is or whatever.
     
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    Super early into it, but I'm not loving it so far.
     
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    LiddyRules I'm Gonna Be The Bestest Pilot In The Whole Galaxy

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    How so?
     
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    My main issue thus far is Jazz. She's essentially Mark Watney--who is essentially Andy Weir, which is fine--except amplified. The whole "I'm gonna science the shit out of this!" is turned to eleven, and it seems a bit forced. Also, it's pretty ham-handed politically, but that's not a major issue for me. Again, I'm super early into it, so hopefully it'll pick up once I get into the moon heist section.
     
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    First part of the Martian I recall thinking it was going to blow but it turned for the better. Perhaps this will as well. I have a feeling it won't.
     
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    Starting this tonight. Going in with low expectations.
     
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    Not bad so far.

    Kenya Space Agency or whatever, was that also in the Mars book? Was it in another novel/book? It seems oddly familiar.
     
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    I'm thinking Old Man's War?
     
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    Nah.

    Maybe I'm thinking of that game where you can build rockets.

    Anyhow, I'm a third of the way through. Mostly it's pretty good, a lot like the Mars book, but I haven't been hit over the head with science like I was afraid Weir was going to resort to. The main character makes for an easy read, even if she is pretty generic. World building is great, I'd love for a drop to let me know it's in the same universe as his prior novel. The emails(?) between her and the person on Earth are pretty douche chilly at times though.
     
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    Going to start Girl Martian today.
     
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    This is more Pattern Recognition than The Martian.

    Also, fuck Cline for forever fucking up pop culture references.
     
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    Finished. Not a bad sophomore followup.

    Throughly done with snarky protagonists though.
     
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  25. Jacuzzi Billy

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    So far it's like the Martian but without whatever that quality was that made the Martian good.
     

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