Project Hail Mary
Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir is an adult science fiction novel.
Ryland Grace is the only survivor on a mission to save humanity. The Earth is in trouble and he is it's only hope. Only... he doesn't know that. He doesn't know who or where he is. All he knows is that he's been asleep for a very long time and something is very, very wrong.
With his crewmates dead and his memory returning in fuzzy pieces, Ryland realizes that he is alone and he has a very, very important job to do. The world has banded together in a last ditch effort to save humanity from an extinction level event. The task is daunting and Ryland doesn't know if he is up to it.
When Ryland finds out that he isn't as alone as he thought, a unexpected ally may just give him pieces and drive he needs to have a chance.
Project Hail Mary was a good read. Both very different and very similar to The Martian. The character, Ryland Grace, feels a bit like Mark Watney but not quite as snarky. Ryland definitely goes through more of a personal journey in this book, whereas Mark mostly just wants to stay sane and alive.
Weir's books are just so fun for the readers who don't mind reading about the science but don't really know what is real and what isn't. I almost googled a few of the more science-y parts and I love when a book makes you want to learn more.
I think the highlight of this book for me is the relationship that builds between Ryland and Rocky. I sort of loved this dynamic. Rocky makes Ryland want to be a better person and Rocky just reminds be of a super smart, talking(or humming) Golden Retriever.
This was really an entertaining read. I breezed through it and loved getting back into a little science fiction for a change.
That's all for now!