Book Review #24
My rating: 4/5
‘The Martian kicked my ass!…a relentlessly entertaining and inventine survival thriller.’ ERNEST CLINE
‘Don’t be put off thinking this is a sci-fi book – it’s so much more than that. Utterly brilliant.’ BELLA
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 & forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded & completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he’s alive—& 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—& 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?
- This is my first ever sci-fi read.
- I watched the movie first before reading the book, so my imagination was kind of ruined by the adaption.
- To be frank, there are certain parts where I am confused of its super high level of Science. Because Science and I, especially chemistry does not go well together.
- Mark Wattney’s character is hilarious and sarcastic. I am constantly laughing of his wittiness.
- I truly love the last few paragraphs of the book. Yes, I agree – it shows that people do help each other because of the state that they’re in calls for desperate times and to extend measures.
- Highly recommended.