The Martian by Andy Weir

The Martian

By Andy Weir

  • Release Date: 2014-02-11
  • Genre: Adventure
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Description

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?

Reviews

  • A story about not giving up

    5
    By criticmacfan
    This is a story to share. It is about not giving up even when you might think that everything is lost. Enjoy the science, the sadness, the desperation, the humor and the achievement combined inside a great narration. The Martian is about humankind and what define the greatest part of all of us.
  • Fantastic!

    5
    By Da Chez
    The best books I've ever read in years. Smart, funny, compelling.
  • Such a great ride.

    5
    By Twochip401
    I'll admit it. I saw the movie first. Still, I loved this book so much. The intelligence, the humour...the ride. As always, the book has so much more than what a movie can offer, and despite knowing how it would end I was enthralled. After all, like many other enjoyable things in this life...it is not the destination but the journey that is most fun.
  • Great book to read

    4
    By Sulima
    I really enjoyed the movie so decided to read the book to get more of the back story to what the lead character was thinking as he handled each difficult situation and scenario. It's a great quick read, though about half way through I started skipping some of the "sciency" stuff since it started to get boring. There are some tense moments - especially near the end - and some funny ones. Definitely recommended.
  • Amazing

    5
    By Jr Fillion
    Couldn't put this book down. Very well done.
  • Pooping in a dumpster

    5
    By Kail david Larson
    Pooping in space would rock you could touch it
  • Page turner

    5
    By Viperveesta
    I stayed up till 4 am reading this book one night... I rarely even read books. Even after a day spent studying and working I couldn't wait to go to bed and read about Mark. Wish the ending had a bit more closure, but it was great nonetheless!!
  • He scienced the sh*t out of this !

    5
    By LegendLime06
    THE best book I've read since we lost Asimov. I think he would have been thrilled to read this one. I hope Andy does another one sometime. I love his writing style, and it's not because we share the same last name. LOL
  • The Martian: Review

    5
    By Andy Weir (Not Really)
    Heard it was good, and I watched the movie. The storm is not possible since the atmosphere is so thin on Mars, it would have to be 40 times of what earth's would be to be the same. Otherwise sounds like a GREAT book and going to read it soon. Movie was also good too.
  • Great Book

    5
    By Big_bang73
    Great book ,funny and amazing plot!

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