Mark Watney is presumed dead and left behind on Mars by his team during a manned mission to the planet. He must use his scientific knowledge and wit to survive on an inhospitable world, with little hope of rescue. Against all odds, he eventually figures out how to contact Earth and summon help. But even after he’s saved, Mark remains stranded on Mars… I absolutely loved “The Martian”! It was one of those rare books that I just couldn’t put down; I read it in about two days! The story kept me hooked from beginning to end with its mix of science, suspense, and humor. Andy Weir does an excellent job creating a believable character in Mark Watney – someone who you can root for no matter what crazy situation he finds himself in (which is quite often!). If you’re looking for an exciting sci-fi read that will keep you guessing until the very last page, then be sure to check out “The Martian”!
For who is this book for ?
This book is for someone who likes science fiction and adventure. This book has a lot of suspense in it so if you like to be on the edge of your seat while reading then this would be perfect for you. Also, there are humorous parts in the story so if you’re looking for a light-hearted break from all the drama then this is also perfect.
- The fast-paced plot will keep you hooked from beginning to end.
- The believable and engaging characters make for a great read.
- You won’t be able to put it down
- perfect for those who love a good page turner!
- Some parts of the book can be quite technical and require a certain level of knowledge about science in order to follow along
- There are a few moments where the suspenseful plot takes a backseat to Mark’s witty banter with himself
- It may be difficult to read at times due to its dense language
Learn more about the author
Andy Weir is a lifelong space geek, having grown up reading Robert Heinlein and Asimov. He studied computer science at UC San Diego, but he threw it all away to become a full-time writer. His first novel, The Martian, was published in February of 2014.
“It feels like MacGyver meets Robinson Crusoe.”
“I loved this book! The blend of science and humor was perfect, and the characters were so well-developed that I felt like I knew them. This is one of those rare gems that’s both an enjoyable read and also quite informative.”