Thursday, October 29, 2015

Review: The Martian by Andy Weir


Goodreads Review:
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 got this book from a couple of weeks ago and it sat on my shelf a couple of weeks before I got the sudden urge to read the book and watch the film and lord Jesus Christ am I so freaking happy that I did!
This book is pure genius.
Its smart.
Its funny.
Its out of this world!
See what I did there?
This book is written in such a way that you UNDERSTAND every aspect of it even though it is actually really complicated stuff. Mark Watneys humor is stellar and without spoiling, I did cry at the end of the book just like I cried at the end of the film.... Both times I saw it in the movies. Its honestly beautiful.
Speaking of the movie. It IS a tad bit different. There are things in the book that I wish had been added in the film but I can totally understand why it wasn't
But it makes me consider myself lucky to have the book and had been fortunate enough to read it xD
Seriously, everyone that I bump into, I talk to about the movie and the book.
Its just so seriously amazing.
Hands down it is one of my favorite books now.
If I wasn't so OCD about a paperback joining my hardcovers, the book would get a spot on the top of my shelves (the golden spots)

Recommend it?