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The Martian by Andy Weir (32)

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. 

Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there.

After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he’s alive—and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. 

Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plain-old "human error" are much more likely to kill him first. 

But Mark isn't ready to give up yet. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills—and a relentless, dogged refusal to quit—he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next. Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?


  • Paperback: 387 pages
  • Publisher: Broadway Books; Reprint edition (October 28, 2014)
  • ISBN: 9780553418026





ANDY WEIR was first hired as a programmer for a national laboratory at age fifteen and has been working as a software engineer ever since. He is also a lifelong space nerd and a devoted hobbyist of subjects like relativistic physics, orbital mechanics, and the history of manned spaceflight. The Martian is his first novel.






REVIEW:
Incredible!
That's the word I would use to describe the book. With everything that happens in the world today regarding space missions, this story feels so real. When I  picked up the book, I had a hard time putting it back down again. You felt like some guy really could have been alone on Mars. Where the author got this idea from is not hard to guess.
The guy, Mark Watney, who gets left on Mars, is such a character. He's sarcastic, but so funny that you will be in stitches. I was, and that's tough since sarcasm is my middle name. The author wrote this character magnificently. Mark is so easy to like.
Andy Weir did such an outstanding job of bringing this story to life that I can see why they made it into a film. 
I totally plan on watching the movie in the next couple of days. I hope they do the story justice.
This is a 400 page book but I bet if you picked it up, you'd fly through it. So even if you think you won't be into this book, read it anyway. Believe me, you WILL be surprised. It's epic.


5/5


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  1. One of my favorites! They did a pretty good job with the movie too, although a few things were definitely changed.

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  2. I absolutely loved the book. And I bet you'll love the movie too, Freda. I don't normally review movies but I had to after watching it. I bought a copy and have watched it several times now. And I reread the book.

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    1. I saw the movie after I read the book. :-)
      My review is coming soon.

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  3. I have been wanting to read this too! We haven't seen the movie yet either!

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