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Book Review – The Martian

Book Review, The Martian. If you like hard SF (ie, SF with all the technical details right) this book is for you. I dare say you know the premise:


“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 these things happen, I’ll eventually run out of food and starve to death.”

“I’m screwed.”

I loved this book – it was suspenseful from start to finish, Watney was utterly convincing in his relentless determination to survive no matter what, and it was often funny as well. My only niggle – he has the emotional range of a turnip. 4.5 stars.