*runs around the room screaming*
I don’t know how to review this. I seriously contemplated just posting a bunch of quotes. Is this my first Weir book? Yes. Did I convince my s/o to try The Martian last year because “he wasn’t a reader?” Even though I hadn’t read it? Also yes. But that’s because I knew Weir was something special. And boy, does he deliver.
I can’t even picture trying to compile all this data, let alone turning it into a story that blows my mind. There are a few authors that I am forever in awe of, Blake Crouch and Charlie Donlea. We can add Weir to that list because the writing is phenomenal. It’s relatable and so utterly addicting that putting it down at bedtime feels downright awful.
I loved the alternating timelines, bringing the story together in pieces. I loved how much I laughed reading this. I loved the level of Science that is so integral to the story and how it’s written in a manner that even non-science lovers can understand. Finally, I loved how love can weave across time and distance. There is nothing not to love in this book.
Okay, I think I’m done gushing. Seriously, read this.
About the Book
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, Ryland realizes that an impossible task now confronts him. Hurtling through space on this tiny ship, it’s up to him to puzzle out an impossible scientific mystery—and conquer an extinction-level threat to our species.
And with the clock ticking down and the nearest human being light-years away, he’s got to do it all alone.
Or does he?
An irresistible interstellar adventure as only Andy Weir could deliver, 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.