Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir

My book for November was Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir. This is Weir's third book. I read the Martian in October of 2015 and Artemis in February of 2018. The Martian was made into an Oscar nominated movie starring Matt Damon in 2015.

Set in the near future, the novel centers on school-teacher-turned-astronaut Ryland Grace. He wakes up from a coma on an interstellar starship and has amnesia. He gradually remembers that he was sent to the Tau Ceti solar system, 12 light-years from Earth, to find a means of reversing an event that could cause the extinction of humanity.

This is a much more complicated plot than the Martian. Like the Martian, the main character navigates from one crisis to another. It has two interesting plot twists that I didn't see coming.

I enjoyed the book. I rated Weir's previous books the Martian a strong "B" and Artemis a "B-". I would give Project Hail Mary a higher rating than the Martian, but not quite a "B+".

It will be interesting to see if they try to make this book into a movie.

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