Book Review: The Martian by Andy Weir

The Martian by Andy Weir

Let me preface this with the fact that getting lost in space is my biggest fear, yet there is no chance of me ever being in space so I don't know why.

This book is about a man named Mark Watney that is trapped on Mars. His crew left him because they thought he was dead, but he makes sure you know he would have done the same. This is a classic book of survival against the odds, and it really took me on a whirlwind.

When I first started listening to this book, I was really off-put by the rough voice of R.C. Bray, and the vulgar language of Mark Watney. However, as this book progressed I became more and more engrossed in the story.

I felt like I was fighting for survival with Mark and I couldn't believe all the things that went wrong for him.

That is my biggest criticism of this book, just felt like bad things kept happening one after the other and I thought maybe a few things should go right or just not even mentioned because it made it seem like a very planned out book versus reality.

The dialogue of Mark's logs are a little rash, and this book is definitely not for a younger crowd, however Watney's perseverance was truly inspirational. While some of his log can come off as being cheesy, I try to think of how I would react in this situation and my logs would probably reflect the same thing. Overall this was a fun read but probably will not re-read in the future.

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