Published February 11th 2014
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?
I’d heard about this book though Instagram and once I seen the cover, I knew I had to read it. I idea of space and things going wrong in space are terrifying and fascinating to me and The Martian sounded like it would fit that category really well. And I liked this book way more than I thought I would.
The plot of this book is super simple but it’s so entertaining and never boring. This is so well written and it keeps a really great pace all though out the book.
Watney was such a great character. He was so normal and well written. He was witty and such an interesting character. I really have nothing negative to say about him.
I pretty much read this book in one sitting so towards the the end, I did get a little bored but it wasn’t a big deal. Whenever I got ready to put it down, something crazy would happen and I just couldn’t quit.
Overall, I really liked this book. It was so different from anything that I’ve ever read. It’s so well written and I felt like a lot of thought was put into this book. It was so easy to read and hard to put down. It’s definitely one of the best books I’ve read this year.