Book Review :: The Martian

The Martian Book Cover The Martian
Andy Weir
Fiction
Broadway Books
October 28, 2014
387

Stranded on Mars by a dust storm that compromised his space suit and forced his crew to leave him behind, astronaut Watney struggles to survive in spite of minimal supplies and harsh environmental challenges that test his ingenuity in unique ways. A first novel.

 

Ok. This is clearly my (Tracy’s) book. And I am proud of it! This book is amazing. Apparently it is being made into a movie right now too. That movie had better be good. If it does anything to distract from the book I will…

Enough. The Martian is definitely a good book go to this website. It tells a great story, of course, but is also scientifically compelling. It is Science Fiction after all, but it feels more like science fact. I truly believe that NASA is studying this book as part of their preparations for someday sending humans to Mars.

The Martian¬†is often funny as well. It is a joy to read Mark Watney’s (main character) view of his predicament as he uses every ounce of ingenuity and self determination to stay alive.

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