Monday, March 23, 2015

The Martian

from Goodreads:
Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first men to walk on the surface of Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first man to die there.

It started with the dust storm that holed his suit and nearly killed him, and that forced his crew to leave him behind, sure he was already dead. Now he's stranded millions of miles from the nearest human being, with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive--and even if he could get word out, his food would be gone years before a rescue mission 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 get 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. But will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?

from Me:
What a fun read!
And now I kinda have a crush on Mark Watney!
It was just a fun read.
I can't wait for the movie.
4 stars from me!

1 comment:

jilllora said...

I loved Mark! This is my favorite book of the year, so far. I've been pushing it on my co-workers, just so I have someone to talk to about it, and all of his outrageous comments and experiments.

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