The Martian by Andy Weir
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I was hooked on this book from the very beginning. Weir's writing style, a mix of serious drama and suspense along with humor, is captivating. I loved how easily I connected with Watney and his predicament. His position is truly unimaginable, yet Weir manages to make it imaginable. The science and accuracy behind this book is astounding.
At times, I was lost because of all of the "space speak." It was a heavy read as far as the intellectual capacity required to comprehend what was happening. Still, Weird managed to show the human, emotional side of the science through Watney's struggles and humorous outlook. I enjoyed the overall format of the book. Although at the end I felt inundated with science and wanted it to move faster, I felt like Weird did a good job at capturing the tale with an attention to detail rarely found in fiction.
This book reminds us to have faith in humanity's capabilities and to never give up hope. This is truly an amazing first novel by an author with an amazing career ahead of him.
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