Rosario Dawson read “Artemis” to me on my car ride to and from Virginia last week. It was delightful.
Okay, Rosario wasn’t in the car with me. But her voice was–she is the audiobook reader for Andy Weir’s new book, Artemis.
If that name rings a bell, it’s because he wrote the excellent book “The Martian,” which was a huge hit and went on to become a great movie. The Martian worked so well (in my opinion) because Weir used science to make the impossible possible.
Artemis does the same, but on the moon instead of Mars. The book is set in the somewhat near future where there is a city on the moon called Artemis. Learning about how the city works is one of my favorite aspects of Artemis–it’s amazing how much thought Weir put into every aspect of the city.
While The Martian is a tale of survival, Artemis is a heist/mystery. And it’s so good. The plot kept me wanting to know what happened next, and it was complemented by the characters, worldbuilding, and humor. There were several lines that made me laugh out loud.
Oh, and Rosario Dawson did a great job with the audiobook. It would be pretty awesome if she is also cast in the inevitable movie.
I highly recommend Artemis, and I look forward to hearing your thoughts about it.