The Martian by Andy Weir

The MartianThe Martian by Andy Weir
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Duct Tape and a Hammer

My dad always says you can fix anything with duct tape and a hammer. The Martian emphasizes this point well. A man is unexpectedly trapped on Mars. I have seen other reviews that describe this as Apollo 13 meets Castaway, this is a wonderful description. It is survival with spacesuits, red dirt and a lot of ingenuity.

The best part about this book is the main character. A lot of laugh out loud moments and a good dose of sarcasm. The sarcastic humor reminded me a lot of the Jim Butcher character Harry Dresden.

There were a few times during this book that I thought it was almost too much technical information, but all of it folded back into the story. Before I even finished the book, I started recommending it to friends. There is nothing in this book that will change your life or make you contemplate humanity or your future, but it was a great adventure.

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