The Martian

Paperback, 384 pages

English language

Published July 10, 2015 by Del Rey.

ISBN:
9781785031137
OCLC Number:
941904674

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4 stars (137 reviews)

I’m stranded on Mars.

I have no way to communicate with Earth.

I’m in a Habitat designed to last 31 days.

If the Oxygenator breaks down, I’ll suffocate. If the Water Reclaimer breaks down, I’ll die of thirst. If the Hab breaches, I’ll just kind of explode. If none of those things happen, I’ll eventually run out of food and starve to death.

So yeah. I’m screwed.

--back cover

68 editions

reviewed The Martian by Andy Weir

Fun read.

4 stars

And probably at least semi realistic? Didn't like it as much as Project Hail Mary by the same author. This sorta read as a sequence of "oh crap, another thing went wrong" problems, followed by solutions. I'm certain this is realistic - or even still overly optimistic, given what they were surviving through - but kinda made for an overly long, repetitive narrative. I suspect this is part of why they cut some of these out of the movie (and to save time, but also it got repetitive). Nevertheless, a fun read if you enjoy sci-fi that sticks close to contemporary science.

Review of 'The Martian' on 'GoodReads'

2 stars

Абсолютно платоновский Уэйр: набор совершенно уже не экзотичных околонаучных фактоидов завёрнут в настолько тонкую сценарную обёртку, что всю требуху и кости видно с первого взгляда.

Представляет исключительно исследовательский интерес.

Review of 'The Martian' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

Dunque, di cosa parla "L'uomo di Marte"? Beh, a dispetto del titolo e dei temi trattati, il tema centrale di questo romanzo è il potere dell'ottimismo e della forza di volontà. Non è un tema molto originale a pensarci bene, anzi direi che si tratta di un tema estremamente abusato. Innumerevoli personaggi che riscoprono il valore dell'ottimismo e la forza di volontà dopo un periodo difficile causato dalla perdita di una persona cara, dell'amore, del lavoro o di un animale domestico; bleah, tutta roba terribilmente umana. L'uomo di Marte prende questo stesso tema e lo porta ad un livello molto superiore, interplanetario direi.
La trama in breve: Mark Watney è stato uno dei primi astronauti a mettere piede su Marte. Ma il suo momento di gloria è durato troppo poco. Un'improvvisa tempesta lo ha quasi ucciso e i suoi compagni di spedizione, credendolo morto, sono fuggiti e hanno fatto ritorno …

Review of 'The Martian' on 'GoodReads'

4 stars

Man, what a blast. I read a description that this book was heaven for people who wished that Apollo 13 was entirely that bit where they go "well we have to connect this to that and flip this, and then...", and that's the best description I have. But it's also funny, entertaining, suspenseful, and even heartwarming. Good job, Andy Weir. Movie, here I come.

Review of 'The Martian' on 'Goodreads'

4 stars

Man, what a blast. I read a description that this book was heaven for people who wished that Apollo 13 was entirely that bit where they go "well we have to connect this to that and flip this, and then...", and that's the best description I have. But it's also funny, entertaining, suspenseful, and even heartwarming. Good job, Andy Weir. Movie, here I come.

Review of 'The Martian' on Goodreads

4 stars

Man, what a blast. I read a description that this book was heaven for people who wished that Apollo 13 was entirely that bit where they go "well we have to connect this to that and flip this, and then...", and that's the best description I have. But it's also funny, entertaining, suspenseful, and even heartwarming. Good job, Andy Weir. Movie, here I come.

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