Monday, 25 July 2016

July Book Of The Month Review ~ The Martian by Andy Weir

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Book Of The Month


I’m stranded on Mars.

I have no way to communicate with Earth.

I’m in a Habitat designed to last 31 days.

If the Oxygenator breaks down, I’ll suffocate. If the Water Reclaimer breaks down, I’ll die of thirst. If the Hab breaches, I’ll just kind of explode. If none of those things happen, I’ll eventually run out of food and starve to death.

So yeah. I’m screwed.

I loved this book, and even though it was a bit slow to begin with (probably due to my readers funk I’m in at the moment), but once I was firmly in the book, I couldn’t put it down.

There were a few things I didn’t understand, I’m not a scientist, but the good thing is that it wasn’t completely confusing. I think Andy made it so the dumbest (me) could understand what was going on.

Mark Watney is a great character, he’s funny, smart, and head strong, basically someone who is fit to be abandon on Mars. If that was me, I don’t think I’ll last a day. Then again, I wouldn’t be selected to go to Mars in the first place.
Even during the most difficult times he still cracks witty remarks, I was laughing out loud during a few of them.

I cannot wait to see the movie adaptation. I’ve heard great things; it will be amazing to see how they adapted this. I also can’t wait to see Matt Damon portray Mark Watney.

My star rating for The Martian by Andy Weir is: