The Martian by Andy Weir is Awesome

The Martian

The Martian is one of the most enjoyable science fiction books I’ve ever read. An astronaut is left behind on Mars, and must survive by himself for over a year, using only his wits and what was left behind by a few previous missions.

Author Weir does a masterful job in creating his highly likable, intelligent, and deeply human protagonist Mark Watney. The science in The Martian is hard and feels as real as stone.

This book is a great combination of man vs. nature à la Jack London, with the inventiveness of MacGyver, moments of laugh-out-loud humor, page-turning pacing, and plot twists that are surprising but in hindsight feel inevitable.

All in all, a good story well told.

Bottom line recommendation: buy this book and possibly frame it.

2 thoughts on “The Martian by Andy Weir is Awesome

  1. Totally agree, and the audiobook narration is spot on if you like to listen to books while you commute.

    This book is in my top 10 sci fi books ever. I really hope they don’t ruin it when they make the movie.

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