Review: The Martian by Andy Weir

The Martian - Andy Weir


Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him & forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded & completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he’s alive—& even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment or plain-old "human error" are much more likely to kill him first. But Mark isn't ready to give up yet. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills—& a relentless, dogged refusal to quit—he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next. Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?


My opinion:

I didn't like this book as much as I thought it would. Everyone was/is raving about it and I don't understand that hype. I thought it was more science fiction, supernatural and actionpacked but nope: it was all about sacrasm and surviving. I liked the story in general, but it's not my favorite (if you want to start with sci-fi I recommend to read 172 Hours On The Moon first and not this one).


I really wanted to finish this book, but it took me way to long to finish it, even though it's a short book. However, I saw the trailer and I finished it and I really think the movie is going to be much better than the book! Here's the trailer:



Am I the only one who didn't like this book so much?