The third book in my challenge is called The Martian by Andy Weir! There was also a film production of this movie in 2015. I am going to watch it soon to see if it is a good as the book. If you would like a review of the film or a comparison, please do not hesitate to comment below. Also, comment if your feelings about this book reflected mine.
Mark Watney (played by Matt Damon in the film production) is really the main character since the book is about him surviving on Mars. When we first meet him, he’s your average botanist, so nothing special. By the end of the novel, however, he’s a hero. Although Mark didn’t choose to be stranded on Mars, he made the best of the situation he was given, using his personality, intellect, and determination to fight his way out of an impossible bind.
I’m stranded on Mars.
I have no way to communicate with Earth.
If the Oxygenator breaks down, I’ll suffocate. If the Water Reclaimer breaks down, I’ll die of thirst. If the Habitat breaches, I’ll just kind of explode.
If none of those things happen, I’ll eventually run out of food and starve to death.
My schoolfriend recommended me this book last year and I have only just managed to get my hands on it. If I am honest, it is one of the best books I have read in a long time. It was hard to understand at first since I have never been an astronaut (even though the thought of it seems so cool!) and therefore had to read it a couple of times to be able to fully understand its meaning. Watney, as a character, is so comedic and in a way, this helps the character survive through what he is going through because I think that if I was in his position, I may have tried to find a way out of it, I mean come on, Disco music?
Do I recommend this book?
Yes, I do, I would give it a promising 9/10 stars.
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