The Martian by Andy Weir

Martian

Reviewed by Terry Zignego (Library Staff)

This was a very fun sci fi read! Astronaut Mark Watney is stranded on Mars and uses his mechanical engineering knowledge and creativity to help him solve survival challenges on the Red Planet. Lots of math detail in some part of the story which I found boring, but don’t let that keep you from giving this unique story a try. I skimmed those parts. (Don’t tell my math teacher!)

Located in Adult Fiction (FIC WEIR)

2 thoughts on “The Martian by Andy Weir

  • January 12, 2015 at 2:23 pm
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    I agree with Terry on the math details ad nauseam, too much information! I would have preferred to see astronaut Watney get a little more philosophical at times to balance the humor, after all he was stranded on Mars. Wouldn’t that prompt some serious contemplation at least once in a while? It would have made the character more complex. While I rate it a C+, you may be more into this book if you are a science buff.

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  • January 12, 2015 at 6:51 pm
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    “The Martian” was one of my top 10 favorite books of 2014. I can’t wait for the movie to come out in November of 2015.

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