Book Review: Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir ★★★★

“Evolution can be insanely effective when you leave it alone for a few billion years.”

Who knew my tastes would evolve to the point where I’d love me some effin’ science-heavy space stories?! I sure didn’t.

This was great though!

For a scientifically dense narrative, this was extremely engrossing and readable. It was definitely accessible to readers that might not even be into sci-fi, much like The Martian was.

The plot had a few unexpected twists that took me by surprise and made the book even more interesting. I couldn’t guess at all where the story was going. I would think I knew and then something would happen and I’d be clueless again. Quite unpredictable!

I certainly couldn’t tell you if the biology, physics, chemistry, etc etc is accurate here, but damn was it convincing. And it was never boring! That is a feat in and of itself, because I sure was bored by this stuff back in high school. But not here.

Rocky is definitely the star of the show of course and I loved the ending between the two characters. One of the only things I would have changed, however, was the over the top characterization of Grace. He seemed a little cartoonish at times.

The other thing would have been the ambiguous state of earth at the end. It was a solid writing choice, but man, I wanted to see what happened there.

I might still like The Martian a tiny bit more, but I am so glad I didn’t wait to pick this one up! So good!

Oh also! I totally hope this one becomes a movie too!

But whyyyy did Rocky have to look like a spider?!? *shudder*

Thank y’all for reading!!

Title: Project Hail Mary
Author: Andy Weir
Genre: Science Fiction | Adult | Space | Thriller | Fantasy | Mystery | Adventure
Publication Date: May 4th, 2021
Page Count: 476 pages
Buy It: Wordery Book Depository

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