Saturday, August 1, 2015

The Martian by Andy Weir (Review #13)

Pages- 369
Published: Feburary 11,2014 by Crown
Synopsis:
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?

Review:
Im so happy I decided to randomly pick up this book! It beat my expectations  I wasn't expecting much from this book but I really loved it!!! 

It starts when, Mark Watney, the main character gets stranded on Mars when a sand storm comes and he gets left behind.. He had to learn how to adapt to the environment and survive until NASA can save him. Its had to explain much without spoiling much.

Its fast-paced and compelling. You can really relate to the main character, Mark Watney. You follow him along on his journey on Mars. I thought it was really interesting and you can learn a lot from this book. It was funny but you can still learn new things at the same time.

This book definitely is not for everyone. It takes thinking while he explains what he was doing. (I don't know how to explain it! LOL!) This book is more for people that like Sci-Fi books rather than Contemporary/Fantasy/Dystopian. But if you like Sci-Fi books, then your in for a real treat!

Quotes:

"He’s stuck out there. He thinks he’s totally alone and that we all gave up on him. What kind of effect does that have on a man’s psychology?” He turned back to Venkat. “I wonder what he’s thinking right now.” 

LOG ENTRY: SOL 61 How come Aquaman can control whales? They’re mammals! Makes no sense.” 

“Maybe I’ll post a consumer review. “Brought product to surface of Mars. It stopped working. 0/10.” 

“I guess you could call it a "failure", but I prefer the term "learning experience."

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Thanks for reading!

Comment below. Have you read this book or are you planning on reading it?

-Piper



1 comment:

  1. I have heard great things about this book, but reading the quotes really convinced me to give it a try. It seems like a funny book. It's a great idea including the quotes in your review. Thanks for sharing your opinion!

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