Wednesday, June 3, 2015

BOOK REVIEW - The Martian

Have you read ‘The Martian" by Andy Weir?  We recently read this book and it blew our socks off!  What a great read!  This was Mr. Weir’s first book he has ever written and it did not fail to impress.  In fact, the book’s film rights were sold almost immediately and a film adaptation will be in theatres this November starring Matt Damon!
The book is about an astronaut who is stranded on Mars after an exploration mission.  What makes this book so compelling?  Weir used actual mathematics and science to give the reader real examples of what life would be like on the planet.  Temperatures, food growth, space suits, Mars Rovers, water accumulation and portable living quarters are just some of the cool things Weir features in this science fiction novel. 
The novel places you in the mind of botanist Mark Watney, a man who was selected for the Mars exploration to determine if food could be grown on the red planet.  Through a series of unfortunate events, the crew is forced to evacuate and they accidently leave behind Watney.  He his forced to survive in this rugged planet until a crew can return to retrieve him.  This book combines the perfect mix of fun, science and suspense.
Grab a copy at your nearest book store!
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