Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir

QOTD: What’s your favorite opening line from a novel?
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Project Hail Mary
By Andy Weir
arc review
Pub date 5/4/21
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Um so waking up naked hooked up to machines in a room with robotic arms… And no memory of who you are or how you got there.
Great start! Sounds like my twenties! Jk maybe. 

As our mc slowly starts to get his induced coma addled memory back we get a very startling scary picture of what the heck is happening. And why he is in a rocket in space. It’s more of a puzzle we are putting together but I love puzzles! 

Yikes! Ok extinction events are terrifying but it’s great we have scientists that can identify issues and find solutions. The solutions they come up with as our star starts to become infected. Don’t ask me to repeat any scientific jargon.

I love stories when you are moving in present tense and memories are interspersed. The memories slowly start to reveal more and more of the mission and what he should be doing.

Honestly, this may be my favorite adult book this year. I love all the trial and error of science and being stuck 10 light years from space. And Rocky is the best supporting character ever!

I am finding it hard to share too much since you really just have to read it. I can’t wait for the movie lol! Though the book the Martian was better than the movie imo. I’m not a scientist I’m just assuming that with the scientists he talked to and referenced at the end that this is all possible.

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Thank you net galley and penguin random house and ballantine books for the e-ARC for my honest and voluntary review.

I also may have just selected this as my add-on for my May Book of the Month

Note: I used the Spanish language cover of this book cause I was just looking at the picture. Lol it’s fine we can all read it. I’m going to pass on changing it, it’s been a busy month over here. Work requires 50+ hrs, daughter is in an IEP finally, 3 yr old (do I need to say more?) and I’m trying to read all the books.

Synopsis:

Ryland Grace is the sole survivor on a desperate, last-chance mission–and if he fails, humanity and the earth itself will perish.

Except that right now, he doesn’t know that. He can’t even remember his own name, let alone the nature of his assignment or how to complete it.

All he knows is that he’s been asleep for a very, very long time. And he’s just been awakened to find himself millions of miles from home, with nothing but two corpses for company.

His crewmates dead, his memories fuzzily returning, he realizes that an impossible task now confronts him. Alone on this tiny ship that’s been cobbled together by every government and space agency on the planet and hurled into the depths of space, it’s up to him to conquer an extinction-level threat to our species.

And thanks to an unexpected ally, he just might have a chance.

Part scientific mystery, part dazzling interstellar journey, Project Hail Mary is a tale of discovery, speculation, and survival to rival The Martian–while taking us to places it never dreamed of going.

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