I recently read “The Martian” by Andy Weir. It was awesome.
It’s set to become a movie and that’s actually where I heard of the book, because the trailer (Above) says “Based on the best selling novel” – And the trailer looked awesome, so I read the book.
Which was awesome.
Andy Weir’s writing is funny, thought provoking, and full of information. He uses highly scientific terms, but then explains it to laymen. It’s pretty cool.
The story is told mainly through journal entries from Mark Watney, an astronaut stranded on Mars. These entries give us insight as to what he’s doing up there all alone.
The story is simple to pick up and I was immediately impressed by how hilarious the protagonist is. Story: (Per Wikipedia): The story follows an American astronaut, Mark Watney, as he becomes stranded alone on Mars and must improvise in order to survive.
It’s a survival story with an Astronaut. Think Apollo 13 and Cast Away. The book is very involving and it’s really, really hard to put down.
I’m happy I read the book before seeing the film, because the movie looks great on its own. I’m very excited to see how they adapted it. If they did a 1:1 interpretation, I would be okay with that!