I started reading The Martian by Andy Weir* because Jeff started reading it. He was talking all about it while reading on his kindle fire and I decided I wanted to read along with him, so together we went to the library, picked up a hard copy for me and we read it at the same time.
The Martian is the first science fiction book I’ve read. The story started as an ebook and fans loved it! It was picked up and published by Crown and is currently in development to become a movie directed by Ridley Scott where Matt Damon may play the lead role.
Weir’s true to life explanations make you feel like you’re truly on Mars, experiencing the sol-in, sol-out drudgery of living on Mars, as Mark Watney is. By a fluke his team left him behind because they thought he was dead. Watney is a clever character with a really sarcastic and fun inner dialogue to listen to. It’s definitely a fun read even if you’re not a fan of science fiction.
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