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★★★☆☆ Only so-so
By JinksB on Mon, 20 Nov 2017 10:34:59
I really enjoy Weir's writing style and sense of humor, but they're the only things that kept me reading. The main character, Jazz, is totally unrealistic. She knows all, or can learn it online in an hour or two. This worked in "Martian" because we expect a NASA-trained astronaut to have massive technical knowledge and excellent problem-solving skills. Not so much here, at least for me. I did enjoy Weir's vision of what a moon colony would be - grand digs for the super-rich versus tiny "coffin" quarters for the worker bees, the Tranquility Base historical site, etc. Weir had a heckuva job trying to follow up his amazing debut novel, so comparing the two might be unfair. But I still give it only 3 out of 5 stars.