The Martian by Andy Weir

From the archives – just watched the movie version of The Martian, so I’m reblogging my review of the book first. Movie review (and book comparison, because how can you not?) coming soon!

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The Martian
The Martian

by
Andy Weir

Rating:
3 book marks1 half bookmark

Mark Watney is stuck on Mars. He was separated from his crewmates during a dangerous wind storm, the team thinks he’s dead and they’ve reluctantly escaped in their Mars Ascent Vehicle. How will he survive the huge challenge ahead of him, in a NASA habitat, with no communication and only a limited supply of food and water?

Earth is a long way off! Earth is a long way off!

Well Watney is no normal guy. Besides being an astronaut, he’s an engineer and a botanist. He’s also ridiculously optimistic and likes a good puzzle. These are qualities that serve him well during what could be a very long time on Mars.

I enjoyed reading The Martian. It’s a fast science fiction adventure with a positive feel. It’s easy to cheer for Watney, who finds himself in all kinds of dangerous and seemingly unsolvable situations. The story is presented mostly…

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2 thoughts on “The Martian by Andy Weir

  1. Ha! I just watched the tail end of this great movie last night with hubby (one of his favorite movies too). I don’t think I’ll take the time to read the book now though. Thanks for the interesting post!

    1. I love coincidences like that! I agree, if I had seen the movie first, I don’t think I would read the book too. But doing it the other way around, and hearing how good the movie was made me want to watch. Thanks for stopping by!

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