After a freak accident, astronaut Mark Watney is left behind on Mars. Since the mission was only supposed to last a month, he must use his ingenuity to produce food and water and other critical things in order to survive until he can be saved.
The Martian is action-packed and fun to read. The science is sound and the storyline is plausible (provided we were at a point where we were doing manned Mars missions). That the United States is willing to spend millions to attempt to retrieve a single astronaut is reasonable. The only thing that bothered me about the book was the language, particularly the extreme number of times the f-word was used. If it hadn’t been for the overuse of bad language, this book was have definitely been 5 stars.
4 (out of 5) Stars
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