Sunday, October 18, 2015

The Martian - Andy Weir

The Martian is a novel about one man against nature. This time it's Martian nature. This book is awesome.
Mark Watney is an astronaut on the Ares 3 mission to Mars. Mark is the mission's botanist/mechanical engineer. It turns out these are great skills for getting stranded on a planet that's hostile to human life. Mark is going to need them.

This novel is amazing. You cry and laugh, and spend a whole lot of time holding your figurative breath. I can't even begin to understand how a movie could capture this. It couldn't. If you just go see the movie made from this book, you're cheating yourself out of a fantastic read. Very highly recommended.

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