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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!