OFF THE SHELF: The Martian by Andy Weir

OFF THE SHELF: The Martian by Andy WeirThe Martian by Andy Weir
Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him & forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded & completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he’s alive—& even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment or plain-old "human error" are much more likely to kill him first. But Mark isn't ready to give up yet. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills—& a relentless, dogged refusal to quit—he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next. Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?

This week I picked The Martian by Andy Weir- I am not exactly sure why and how I didn’t read this book earlier. I got my hands on this book back in October 2013 during the New York Comic Con (ARCs were given away) by the publisher. And though I said I would read it right away it might’ve gotten lost in the sea of books that I brought home that weekend.

I am happy to have started this book, it is witty, funny and so very human. I would write more about it but I may end up writing a review even before I  finish it (that’s not really possible) but I would give too much away. If you haven’t yet start this book, please do it NOW, it is awesome. It is available in Kindle – Paperback (available Sept 12th) – Hardcover!

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