Feb 24, 2016


"In the face of overwhelming odds, I'm left with only one option,
 I'm gonna have to science the shit out of this." 
-Mark Watney, The Martian

When I first heard about The Martian I knew I wanted to read it, and then I heard that they were making a movie, and then the movie was done and I still haven't purchased or read the book. And then in January I finally did and I'm so glad I did. I'm a person who can read a book and watch the movie either before or after, I'm able to separate the movie from the book but for The Martian I really wanted to read it first. 

If you don't know yet I absolutely love space and everything about space, so when I heard what The Martian was about I knew I had to get my hands on the book. The Martian is about a man, Mark Watney, who's accidentally left behind on Mars by his crew mates, he's basically a dead man. But Mark doesn't give up, he tries absurd and very dangerous things to live. I'm not very good with synopsis,  I went into this book with an open mind just knowing he was left on Mars and that's it. I didn't read the synopsis, but in case you want to, you can read it here

This book is absolutely fantastic, I loved Watney's sarcasm and sense of humor, especially since it's so similar to mine. The book is so exciting and I love the way Andy Weir wrote it, he had three different point of views, and he wrote it in a way that it wasn't confusing. There were lots of science-y bits which I loved, but I can see how that can be boring to some people so I'm just warning you a bit now. It was such a great read, I 100% recommend it. 

As for the movie, also great!! Since I read the book right before, I did notice a few differences and there were some parts missing but I didn't mind, I found it great because I knew how Watney would do certain things because it was explained in the book. The acting was wonderfully done, and Matt Damon did such an amazing job. Every actor and actress in the movie did wonderfully, not to mention Kate Mara who is my absolute fave in general. If you haven't read the book, and don't think you will anytime soon, watch the movie at least! 

I'm so glad I made time to read the book and was able to watch the movie, they were both so good! 

Book Rating: ★ 
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