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The Martian

By Andy Weir
5
Rated by Emily D.
Jan 29, 2017

This is a hands-down fabulous book! It’s an adventure. In space. On Mars. What more do you need? But on top of that it’s witty and science-y with a hint of impending doom.


Mark Watney, astronaut-botanist, gets left behind by his crew and must find a way to survive on this uninhabitable planet, alone, until rescue is made possible. The Martian is written in journal form from Watney's perspective. He details all the ways he fixes and rigs the Hub (his home far away from home), finds ways to grow eatable food, and tries to communicate with NASA. But the writing isn't all science jargon, Watney

The Martian

By Andy Weir
4
Rated by Anonymous (not verified)
Apr 26, 2015

Those of you with friends or relatives who love technology and fixing things….start suggesting The Martian by Andy Weir! My father was a technology geek who read voraciously. He loved a fast plot with good characters. This is the first time, since he has passed, that I kept thinking, “doggone it, I wish dad could read this!”   I have not had this much fun with a book in a long time. It is about a brilliant, quirky engineer with a great sense of humor who becomes an astronaut and is stranded on Mars.  He has to figure his way out of one crisis after another, while his comrades on earth work to

The Martian

By Andy Weir
4
Rated by Nancy D.M.
Jun 27, 2015

The Martian follows an American Mars astronaut who is mistakenly left for dead on the red planet after an abnormally bad sandstorm causes NASA to scrub a month long mission after six days. The extremely long flight, preparation time and resources required by NASA for such a voyage means this astronaut’s life depends on some creative means of seriously extending his supplies until the next mission is sent—and that means lots of math! 


Originally self-published, The Martian retains some hallmarks of a text that doesn’t conform to more traditional edits which is a nice change of pace in my