Thursday, May 28, 2015
The Martian by Andy Weir
The Martian by Andy Weir yet, where have you been?! Get to your local library or bookstore now!! I LOVED this book, I read it in a matter of hours, I just couldn't put it down. The Martian focuses on astronaut/engineer Mark Watney, who is left behind by his crew after an emergency storm blows through and Watney is pierced with a piece of equipment and thought to be dead. Unfortunately for him, he was very much alive and now stranded on Mars with no way back to Earth. Watney begins his quest for survival by figuring out 1. How to grow food to stay alive (the crew was given a few fresh items to make a thanksgiving meal) and 2. How to communicate to Earth that he was indeed alive and in need of rescue. The Martian goes through Watney's journey of survival in the form of alternating between his crew log, and the people at NASA's race against time to try and save him.