Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir

When I heard that Andy Weir had written another book I was excited. I'd enjoyed reading The Martian and Artemis and was looking forward to getting my hands on Project Hail Mary which was another book based in space. Andy Weir's books are full of interesting science but they're also easy to read for the layman and after finishing Project Hail Mary, here's my review.

About Project Hail Mary


A lone astronaut.

An impossible mission.

An ally he never imagined.

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 cremates dead, his memories fuzzily returning, Ryland realises 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?

Brilliantly funny and enjoyable. One of the most plausible science fiction books I've ever read.

Tim Peake, astronaut

My thoughts on Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir

I wondered what on earth was happening when I started reading this book. It was all very intriguing and I sped through the first few chapters. As the story unfolded and I got to learn more about Ryland Grace and his predicament I was unsure he'd be able to accomplish what he'd set out to do. 

Without giving too much away my favourite character is Rocky. In a similar predicament to Grace he seems more optimistic and hopeful. He brings light relief to a dire situation. My favourite part of the book is when Grace and Rocky meet for the first time. It was scary, interesting, and thought provoking. The story came across well, and I was rooting for Grace to accomplish his mission - so much so that I had a few tears in my eyes at the end. 

Throughout Project Hail Mary there were twists and turns, occurrences I wasn't expecting, and that kept me turning the pages. Just when I thought the story was winding down for the end something else happened and changed my thoughts on where the story was going. I worried there would be a bad ending, but am happy to report it has a good ending too.

Project Hail Mary took me a while to get through but it was a good read. I'd recommend to fans of science-fiction.

You can buy Project Hail Mary over on Amazon.

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