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↠´ Read ↠´ The Martian by Andy Weir ñ Unpopular opinion time I don t like how this book is written Watney s journals read like a nerdy blog rather than a dramatic survivor s diary It s hard to find something harrowing and traumatic when the protagonist is saying yay a lot and making incessant corny puns 3.
6 pirate ninjas Yay oxygen Lol gay probe lol 1 Bad rover, no Scooby snack 111 LOL craaaaaaap 1 For me, those aren t funny, they re almost embarrassing.
No matter what horrible thing is happening to Watney, he s sure to pull though, but not before laying a smug, cutesy zinger on us It sucks all the tension out of any situation, which is the complete opposite of what I want in a book that s supposed to be a thriller.
Now, don t get me wrong, Andy Weir is a great technical writer When Watney i Adult science thriller.
Love it, love it A meticulously researched, briskly paced and surprisingly funny story about an astronaut left behind on Mars, presumed dead, who must now figure out how to survive and let the folks back on Earth know he is alive and needs rescue This is hard science science fiction Parts of it read like really complicated but amusing word problems, juggling mass and time and weight, etc But all of that adds to the realism You can tell Andy Weir loves his space exploration and knows a ton about it He totally had me convinced, anyway The Martian is a fast read, and the main character s irrepressible sense of humor will have you cheering for him as he tries to survive against impossible odds I will also never eat another potato again Long story If you re looking for a fast paced, believable space adventure set in present day, this is your b First off, welcome to 2015 Let s kick this year off with a review of a book about a guy who deserves to survivethan anyone I ve ever known This book has been lurking around in my Goodreads feed, gaining hype, and all the positive reviews from my friends eventually got too much for me so I had to check this out for myself I m glad I gave in.
The Martian has so many good things going for it First and foremost, it is a classic tale of survival against very huge odds In this book, Mark Watney becomes one of the first people to walk on Mars but after an accident causes him to be believed dead and abandoned by his crew, it looks like he will be the first person to die there Like Cast Away x a million, Mark mu Crap My astronaut crewmates accidentally left me behind on Mars I m fucked I m going to die Oh wait I just thought of something highly logically unlikely and technically complicated, that I am sure to pull off without a hitch, because did I mention that I am Plucky and Ingenious It sure is a good thing that I am super talented Yay That worked I m not dead Next chapter But wait Disaster has struck Shit happens, when you re stuck alone on Mars Whatever shall I do OMG, I just had a great idea It s a good thing I m so naturally optimistic, because it sure would make for a bummer book if I ever showed any signs of being depressed or having any kind of mental deterioration after spending nearly two years in total solitude Nah, I ve got the fightin spirit I can create a life support system out of duct tape What doe
This story is perfectly told It is perfectly paced, it is brilliantly written, it is beautifully crafted.
Andy Weir does this incredible thing where he make the reader feel the isolation that Mark Wagner feels, and he does it so subtly, we don t even realize that he s doing it until it s done.
The Martian completely captivated me I couldn t wait to find out what happened next, and I never wanted it to end.
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 ThereAfter A Dust Storm Nearly Kills Him And Forces His Crew To Evacuate While Thinking Him Dead, Mark Finds Himself Stranded And Completely Alone With No Way To Even Signal Earth That He S Alive And 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 Likely To Kill 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 Will His Resourcefulness Be Enough To Overcome The Impossible Odds Against Him I m so happy that I randomly decided to pick this book up I did find that the story dragged a bit towards the end and some of things went over my head a little bit, but for the most part this was a fantastic read So that is the situation I m stranded on Mars I have no way to communicate with Hermes or Earth Everyone thinks I m dead I m in a Hab designed to last thirty one days If the oxygenator breaks down, I ll suffocate If the water reclaimer breaks down, I ll die of thirst If the Hab breaches, I ll just kind of explode If none of those things happen, I ll eventually run out of food and starve to death So yea I m fucked When I read the line kind of explode I couldn t help thinking of Arnold Schwarzenegger in the movie Total Recall, face contorted, eyes bulging as the oxygen deprived atmosphere of Mars was about to detonate his head I ll wait for the next mission to a blue planet thank you very much.
Mark Watney, Mars astronaut, has a lot to worry about It is hard to say if he hasto worry about than Douglas Quaid Hauser Arnold s character in the movie At least he doesn t have people trying to i have finally seen the movie, so i added some notes at the bottom.
this book is basically just a really long SAT question and i so hope the movie is just matt damon sitting at a table doing equations for two and a half hours oh but first, as promised, here are the photos of me being an astronaut this past weekend zooooom i am orbiting the eeeeeeaaaarttthh i did a really good job at astronauting and i didn t need to do math even once although i started experiencing cramped space madness after about 6 hours, so i doubt i m going to mars anytime soon so many people i know LOVED this book and so many people i know HATED this book and as is usually the case with rabidly divisive books, i find myself smack in the middle, perplexed but pleased by