This is one of the best books I have read in a while. IT IS FANTASTIC!
“Earth is about to set. Resume 08:00 my time tomorrow morning. Tell family I’m fine. Give crew my best. Tell Commander Lewis disco sucks.”
Now a major motion picture, starring Matt Damon, there is no doubt in my mind the film will be amazing. There is so much detail and the research that has gone in to this book is insane.
“[11:49] JPL: What we can see of your planned cut looks good. We’re assuming the other side is identical. You’re cleared to start drilling.
[12:07] Watney: That’s what she said.
[12:25] JPL: Seriously, Mark? Seriously?”
I’m stranded on Mars.
I have no way to communicate with Earth. If the Oxygenator breaks down, I’ll suffocate. If the Water Reclaimer breaks down, I’ll die of thirst. If the Habitat breaches, I’ll just kind of explode.
If none of those things happen, I’ll eventually run out of food and starve to death.
“He’s stuck out there. He thinks he’s totally alone and that we all gave up on him. What kind of effect does that have on a man’s psychology?” He turned back to Venkat. “I wonder what he’s thinking right now.”
LOG ENTRY: SOL 61 How come Aquaman can control whales? They’re mammals! Makes no sense.”
From the above paragraph, you would expect this to be a dark, dark book, but it is so funny in parts due to the witty writing, I would be on the train and literally be laughing out loud due to the main characters monologue.
“Also, please watch your language. Everything you type is being broadcast live all over the world.
[12:15] WATNEY: Look! A pair of boobs! -> (.Y.)”
This is a definite must read, one of my all-time favourites, and that is saying something!