The Martian by Andy Weir

The Martian, Andy Weir, February 2014, Crown Publishing, Kindle edition

An amazing read! This is a survival story…. In space! Please, take a moment and think about this. A survival story on Mars! That alone is worth all the space/scientific jargon. Some times I got lost in the information but I desperately wanted to understand what the hero was going through and visualise the landscape and his condition. This made me extra attentive – which was good, because there were some “difficult” passages.
I can’t wait to see the movie adaptation, although I’m not so sure about the protagonist – Matt Damon. I think Mark Wattney is inherently funny and optimistic, feats that don’t seem to be a part of the actor’s repertoire. This is a great “contemporary” read and not just a sci-fi die hard read (although it is science fiction at its finest). Fully recommended.


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