The Martian Review

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Synopsis

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 & forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded & completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he’s alive—& 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—& 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? (Goodreads )

My Thoughts

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This is by far my top favorite read of 2015 so far. It was simply amazing. It was full of adventure, suspense, and humor. Omg the humor! I laughed all the way through this book. I did get teary eyed at the end but hey I’m a sap. There is a lot of science talk in this but you get used to it.

Mark Watney is by far my new favorite male protagonist. He is in this life and death situation but he still keeps his witts and quirky personality.

This is a story of survival at the most extreme. Being left for dead on Mars and only having enough food for a limited amount of time. Mark Watney bhas to put his biology and mechanical engineering to the test. Defying the odds and surviving on Mars for a year and a half, Mark Watney is a hero!

Like I said this book is amazing but I listened to half of it on audiobook and that made the story better. I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a thrill ride that’s out of this world!

Thank you to my friend Melissa for joining me in this little read a long. I know you didn’t finish it yet but I know you adore it as much as I did. I will be re-reading this book again in the future.
Also the movie adaptation comes out in October and I believe Matt Damon will be a fantastic Mark Watney. Knowing he plays him in the movie actually made me hear Matt’s voice in my head as I was reading it.

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