If you’re looking for a really engrossing story about manned spaceflight and survival against the odds, peppered with funny parts and interesting space and science trivia, you should absolutely read The Martian by Andy Weir.
The story is fast-paced and compelling, science fiction mixed with humor and a high stakes quest–it’s the kind of book you should pick up if you have an afternoon or so to really fall into a book. The beach-read-ness of it is balanced by the inventive premise and science facts, but not in a way that feels heavy or contrived.
I picked upThe Martian because I saw a trailer for the movie version. Now that I’ve read it, I’m interested to see what they did with the film version.
If you read the book or see the movie, let me know what you think!
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