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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 and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he’s alive—and 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—and 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?

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The Martian
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4.6 / 5
what a compelling read.
February 22nd, 2015
This booked caught my attention from the first chapter. A non stop ride through, what seems to be a very accurate description of what it would be like to be stranded alone. One of my favorite books I have read in years!
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Entertaining and informative
February 22nd, 2015
I found the book very entertaining with lots of plot twists and suspenceful moments. The inclusion of lots of science as an intregal part of the story was great. Loved the use of the personal log. Can't wait for your next book.
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Hooked
February 21st, 2015
A must read for Science fiction lovers, I never wanted to put it down. I love how it transitioned from first person to third person narrative and vice versa
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The Martian, it didnt suck!
February 18th, 2015
I just said that it didn't suck..... D'uh. But this has to be at least 100 characters so. Meow meow meow meow. Meow meow meow meow.
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What a Breathtaking Book!
February 7th, 2015
I'm so glad that I bought this book. It is one of the most humorous, witty and suspenseful books I've ever read. What truly impressed me was the way a fictional account about Martian survival and interplanetary travel can be articulated so realistically and convincingly. Ultimately, reading about the protagonist in this book was thoroughly enjoyable, because the author made him so human in emotion and behaviour. In summary, I liked the science involved, I liked the writing style, and I truly truly was entertained by the fantasy. Thank you Mr Weir.
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Great main character & setting makes a great story
February 2nd, 2015
I loved the mix of humor and actual science in the writing. Very well written and definitely believable. Hopefully I will live to see humanity make it to Mars in real life.
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Could not put it down
January 26th, 2015
I read this in one sitting, dreading work the next day. I had to see what new torment the writer would think of next, if mark would live or die.
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Much Suspense
January 21st, 2015
I really liked this book. I'll admit that it started out a little slow, but once the plot unfolded it really became interesting and I couldn't put it down. One of the better fictional survivor stories that I've read.
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Author's first title a homerun
January 2nd, 2015
Considering this is the first novel I've ever seen from Andy Weir, I have to say this is an unbelievable to start to what could be a huge writing career. The style of this book (written in log-entries) keeps you wanting more. I could not put this book down. It's even that "sci-fi" it's just awesome.
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Incredible read
December 29th, 2014
I read a quick review about this book a few weeks back and thought I'd give it a go. I knew I'd like it after reading the first page. I ended up being unable to put it down until I was done. It really is an incredibly well put together story.
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The Martian Amazes
December 20th, 2014
Enjoyed The Martian immensely. The hero faces and overcomes so many problems big and small with a great sense of humor and snarky comments that make the journey worth the trip.
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Wow!
December 13th, 2014
Amazing job! This is great hard SF meets rugged outdoors survival. Can't wait for the film. Please, Andy Weir, write more! Lots more!
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Funny and clever, great read
December 11th, 2014
Hard to put down. Impressive accuracy of technical detail, gripping, yet realistic plot. Don't let the informal tone of the first few pages fool you into assuming that this isn't a serious piece of literature. While not without swear-words and occasional adolescent humor, the book is very well written and very well reseached. Looking forward to Hollywood's adaptation next year.
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Life on Mars
December 3rd, 2014
Clever take on man vs nature story paired with a suprisingly fun and upbeat main character. I do wish we got to see the main character panic more than we actually do.
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The martian
November 14th, 2014
An excellent read..cant wait for the movie
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Nerdvana
November 10th, 2014
This is highly entertaining and filled with irreverent, thought provoking, and exciting story telling. I work in the field and found it refreshing to have a very relatable science fiction story within the domain.
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Reads good
November 5th, 2014
Best book I've read in a loooong time.
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Loved it
November 1st, 2014
Can't wait to see how they do characters in a movie. Easy script is to use CG & shallow characters. Need humour.
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Great sci-fi thrills
October 30th, 2014
A not-so far off story of a stranded human on Mars. Fast-paced and very detailed, I couldn't stop reading it. The author has a background in Computer Science which makes the writing very realistic/believable. The ending is very abrupt but wraps up the story well.
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The Martian - A Novel
October 29th, 2014
Amazing book. Its fun, different and refreshingly distinct from all of the typical novels we read. Did I mention that the writing is hilarious. Amazing sense of humour from the protagonist. Had me laughing non-stop. I haven't enjoyed a book this much in years. Buy the book. Read it. Spread the word.
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