2/15/2016

Review of 'The Martian'

Review of 'The Martian' by Andy Weir

"Yes, of course duct tape works in a near-vacuum. Duct tape works anywhere. Duct tape is magic and should be worshiped.”

5/5 Stars 

Facts:
Author: Andy Weir
Pages: 448
Price: $8.87
Publisher:Broadway Books


Content:
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?

Opinion:
‘The Martian‘ is the first science-fiction book I’ve ever read. I read it because I was really fascinated by the movie. And the book was so great! I couldn’t stop reading, even if I already knew the ending. Andy Weir has a great style of writing. Mark Watney, the protagonist of the book is wonderful. In situations where others would be serious he was just pretty sarcastic. There was also a lot of information about chemistry or biology/botany but that belongs to the book and has been clearly explained so that the reader could understand it. The thrill was a bit down in the meantime but there were still enough things which needed my attention.
 I can recommend this book to everyone who’s a fan of sarcasm and still a moving story.

 

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