Review: The Martian
CONCLUSION Andy Weir knocks it out of the park (and into space) (heh).
I burst out in tears multiple times whilst navigating this minefield of hilarity, science and emotional seesaws. Mark Watney is trapped on Mars, accidentally abandoned by his crew. Now he must survive until NASA figures out a way to get him back to Earth. Watney’s brains and wit keep him alive for 18 months, stranded alone on a giant barren floating rock. This is one of those books where you miss your stop on the tube because you were so engrossed in the action. This book is written beautifully – especially in a way that makes science easy for your average liberal arts major to read.
Read this book to Space Oddity by David Bowie