I read this back in March, but never put up a review??? Whaaaat???
It deserves a review.
When Mark Watney is stranded on Mars – alone – he will have to use every ounce of cunning to contact NASA and make it back home alive.
Here’s the mini-review I put on Goodreads right after I was finished:
“I’m speechless. This is a book that never got dull, never let me put it down. I stayed up past midnight TWICE to keep reading. Painfully wonderful. I loved Mark’s humor. I loved the other characters. Gah I just loved the whole thing.”
You know what? I feel like that sums it up pretty well. Amazing characters. Fabulous humor. Never a dull page. Not a wasted sentence. Cool sciency-things if you’re a science person, but not written in such a way as to confuse non-science people. Space. Mars. Laughter. Hope in the face of hopelessness.
GO READ IT.
EVEN IF YOU’VE ALREADY SEEN THE MOVIE.
Content advisory: quite a bit of language, but used in humor rather than to offend.
SERIOUSLY. THIS IS A BRILLIANT BOOK. GO NOW.