Book Review: The Martian By Andy Weir


Why I am making my books pose at home I do not know.  Maybe because it’s 10AM on a Saturday and I am wide awake.  Talk about being old.  Anyways, let’s go back to the book.  I recall taking about 2 hours trying to choose my next novel to read.  And I decided on the Martian.  I’ve always like the space exploration / fantasy types of novels, and the reviews on the interweb were generally positive.

Plus they are making a move based on this book, so it has to be good right?  Whatever.

The Martian is about a man that is stuck in Mars.  It talks about his adventures, and how he tries to survive in Mars.  That is all I am going to say.  Don’t want to ruin it.

Score wise, I give it a 3.5 / 5 personally.

Why?  Firstly because I am not smart enough to understand half the stuff the book is talking about.  It’s full of science terminology, and although the author tries to illustrate the scene I am just not smart enough to comprehend.  I found myself re-reading the several sections have the time, and then I got tired and gave up.  The beginning was also a bit slow for my liking, but it does pick up in the latter half.

I wasn’t hooked 1/4 into the novel…but couldn’t wait to see what happens in the last quarter.  So definitely stick it out and read it to the end!

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