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Project Hail Mary, by Andy Weir

trin_ney18's review against another edition

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4.0

4/5 Stars

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Everything you ever loved about Andy Weir's debut novel, The Martian? This book has. The amazing humor and wit and the science that is so beautifully put together (I can appreciate it, even if I can't understand it). Add in a dash of heartwarming connections and edge-of-your-seat suspense. Mix it all together and you have one of the best scientific thrillers of this year.

I just have such a soft spot for this book and I hope others get the chance to pick it up.

carly_zimm's review against another edition

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adventurous emotional funny hopeful informative inspiring tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

5.0

grogancp's review against another edition

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adventurous emotional funny hopeful tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

5.0

ryan___'s review against another edition

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5.0

I think there were a lot of things wrong with the book
Spoiler For example why did no one think "Oh it might be useful to leave some sort of explanation about the mission on the ship, in case people wake up not being very clear". Also, the main character somehow remembers things right when he needs them.... He gets the cilinder from Rocky, then decides he must do experiments on it first, he magically remembers how to activate 1g right at that moment, activates it, uses a tool which doesn't need 1g (he uses it later in 0g as well) and then just opens it anyway????? What was the point of going 1g then. Also, later he can either wait 11 days to get humanity, or do a dangerous manouvre so he doesn't have to wait 11 days. Which he does, because he is "impatient"??? Hello??? The world is litterally putting its fate in your hands and you can't wait 11 days (after a 13 years in Earth time trip).

Anyway, I still thoroughly enjoyed the book and it read very easily.
Spoiler And Rocky was so cute.

celine_nz's review against another edition

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3.0

Didn't enjoy this as much as I thought I was going to :(

emmabougher's review against another edition

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adventurous hopeful inspiring medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? N/A
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

5.0

jellybean_gene's review against another edition

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4.0

Really good story and very fun read. I enjoyed it a lot. The only thing that bothered me was the main character. Every single element of the character felt like it was intentionally written to be the epitome of the perfect science hero to my parents' generation. Is Boomer-porn a word? It felt like Boomer-porn.

Like, I can picture my post WW2 parents just kept getting happier and happier everytime the character said, "Bullpucky" or curmudgeonly talked down to multiple people in power or of fascinating circumstance.

His character just felt a bit forced. Other than that really great book

jamesxtran's review

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4.5

Friendship of the best variety. 

msimmo's review against another edition

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adventurous challenging emotional funny hopeful informative inspiring tense medium-paced
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes

5.0

fatfree's review against another edition

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adventurous funny mysterious medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

5.0