“The book where Matt Damon shits in a bag.”
Published: August 18th, 2015
Publisher: Broadway Books
Summary: 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? [x]
Review: Mark Watney is a very witty character! I found myself laughing along as he made his remarks.
I like how it was split into 2 perspective. Mark’s and Nasa (later on there is another perspective too).
If you’re into science and science fiction this book is for you. There was a lot of technical terms and explanations happening throughout the book. Reading that at the beginning was a little dull for me but as the novel went on I got over it and began to enjoy it.
I can’t imagine being left on Mars and no way of contacting Earth! Since I read this after the movie came out I pictured Matt Damon as Mark and it made perfect sense so kudos on the casting directors. I can’t wait to see this movie whenever I have the time.
The heart of the story is fantastic as well. All the Earthlings pulling to get this Martian home.
Rating: 4/5 stars!