By Andy Weir
Everyone is raving about this book and I can see why. From the first sentence I was hooked!
The Martian is about Mark Watney, a Botany and Mechanical Engineer who is part of the Ares 3 Mars mission.
Watney becomes stranded on Mars after a viscous dust storm forces the Ares 3 crew to abort the mission, with them believing that he dies in the dust storm. In order for Watney to survive, he has to overcome many obstacles, with ways that only he would come up with.
One interesting thing I found with The Martian is that Andy Weir went to NASA to make all the scientific facts as accurate, and there are a lot of scientific fact. I learnt a lot more about all the sciences (Chemistry, Physics and Biology) from The Martian than I did at school! Not too sure that they want to hear that.
The Martian has been written in the form of mission entries, with the majority being from Watney’s perspective. With the reader as much in the dark as Watney, Andy Weir keeps significant events unknown until they occur.
I would definitely recommend The Martian to anyone interested in Science Fiction.
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