Thursday, December 29, 2016
The Martian by Andy Weir
I know I'm late to the party on this book but I finally picked it up as a late night read from the library's MOLIB2GO eBooks service. I really enjoyed this book. It even sneaks science in as part of the narrative so you learn along the way. For those of you who missed the bestselling book and feature film, the basic story is that an astronaut is accidentally left behind on the surface of Mars because the crew mistakenly believes him to be dead. This book covers his quest to stay alive long enough for NASA to attempt some kind of rescue. The bulk of the narrative is in the form of mission log entries so it isn't jarring for the stranded astronaut to be talking to himself for the bulk of the book. Think Tom Hanks in Castaway.