I’m re-reading Andy Weir’s ARTEMIS because I must have borrowed it from the library and forgot and bought myself a copy and started reading it and realized I had read it before. But that’s okay, because Andy Weir.
I don’t like it as much as THE MARTIAN or PROJECT HAIL MARY because it’s more ordinary. Okay, it’s set on the moon, but there are other people around and they’re human, so not as geekalicious as the other two. Still super, mind you, just not alone-in-space-except-maybe-for-this-guy super.
ANYWAY, I was cruising along, remembering scenes as I read them, grooving on the characters and the science, when — BOOM! A line hit me right between the eyes and I fell in love with the book.
The main character, Jasmine, has accepted a criminal job (as she is wont to do). It’s going to be difficult, so she cogitates on it. She narrates to us: “But by the end of it I had a plan.” Then came my imaginary one-liner boyfriend:
And like all good plans, it required a crazy Ukranian guy.
If you don’t love that line, I just don’t know if we can be friends. I’m kidding; of course we can still be friends! But really?
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A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: What is the essential requirement of a good plan?