Book Love #1LinerWeds

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?

This post is part of Linda G. Hill’s weekly blog hop, One-Liner Wednesday. If you have a one-liner or just like them, follow the link.

A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: What is the essential requirement of a good plan?



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Book Love #1LinerWeds

  1. circadianreflections

    June 10, 2021 at 1:49pm

    Ha Ha! I wonder if she had that crazy mobster Tarzan in mind when thinking about the crazy Ukrainian guy? I recently watched a documentary on him. He was crazy scary.

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  2. Pistachios

    June 10, 2021 at 9:55pm

    I’m glad I’m not the only one who has accidentally re-read a book before! But I only realised when I was almost halfway through…

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      Marian Allen

      June 11, 2021 at 9:45am

      That’s happened to me, too. I just particularly remember this one because I was simultaneously editing a book for a friend with a similar main character and plot, written at about the same time as Weir wrote Artemis. I liked my friend’s story better, actually, although I LOVE Weir.

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