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djeremyzoref The Martian by Andy Weir
I can say that Andy Weir's "The Martian" is MacGyver in space (Hey, look, I just did), but that wouldn't be very original of me (oh well). Plot wise this book is very simple. Astronaut Mark Watney, presumed dead after a freak accident, is deserted on the very inhospitable Mars. But guess what, he's not dead. Now all he has to do is survive until he gets rescued. Easy. Weir intentionally doesn't go for the deep existential probing of man alone, why the hell am I here and alive (Thank you interview that I read by him). What he gives us instead is a highly likable, self-effacing, funny, smart, and resourceful individual trying to survive in an extremely dire situation. And this approach to Watney does add its own form of character development as we do get to see him try and fail and succeed in adapting to live in his new environment. And it shouldn't be understated that it is funny; guffaw funny. It's when the book shifts to the NASA people and his crewmates trying diligently to rescue him that it looses some of its easy appeal. But even with the science that in all other cases should go well over my head, the survive and rescue grips. And now I can in good conscience see the movie.
Rating: #themartian #andyweir #readingarchive #reviewinminiature #nowicanseethemovie
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workintoddlermommy I have finally finished my first #book of 2015. It feels like it took forever but in reality it only took 2 1/2 weeks which is ALOT of time for someone with a #toddler #whatsnext #gonegirl #nowicanseethemovie 1y
  •   chassitylim That was one crazy bitch. Omg!! I thought I was vindictive, she took it to a whole other level! Haha. Great read! 1y

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melissapaige96 Finally got the courage to read this. Isn't this just something that rips your heart out and stomps on it... #crying #greatbook #nowicanseethemovie #timetoreadsomethinghappy 2y
  •   joanasanderslove Tell me you didnt read the last page first like you used to!! 2y
  •   melissapaige96 Hahaha you know me well. I still do that but I didnt with this book since I already knew it would be sad. @joanasanderscam 2y

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beastmodebeauty86 Thank you for lending it to me, @taraonig. It was nice to escape life for a while and read for pleasure again for a change. But, #thefaultinourstars #cryinglikeababy #perspective #life #romance #nowicanseethemovie 2y
  •   l3yi this book and movie are both AMAZING! 2y
  •   tiffsterbreaux The book tore me to pieces, lessened the blow for the movie. Which was really well done. Worth seeing when you're ready haha. 2y
  •   taraonig I'm glad we can go to the movie now. Maybe we should go after your math final as a reward for all your hard work. 2y

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shenaniganslife Took a break from "Maine" to read this. #books #goodreads #nowicanseethemovie 2y

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creepitreal_seattle I'm not usually a huge fan books with a primarily romantic plot, but I must say this was quite a good read. It was witty, insightful, sad, and I highly recommend it. #thefaultinourstars #johngreen #nowicanseethemovie #goodread 2y

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bholen1 The book is done (after many interruptions ) and now I am undone! #nowicanseethemovie #okayokay 2y

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tara_bethhh Hands down one of the most heartfelt, inspirational, and completely awe-inspiring books I've ever read. I can't even put the right words together to do it justice. It is a true testament to the kind of strength, courage, and sacrifice that so few of us truly exhibit. Thank you to every man and woman who has ever or will ever be a part of our armed forces #lonesurvivor #mustread #USNavySEALS #USmilitary #trueheroes #iminawe #heartbreaking #eyeopening #nowicanseethemovie 2y

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kristin_wimsatt Finally finished Life of Pi! #accomplishment #nowicanseethemovie 3y

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rebecca_ellie_studio Brilliant book!! Do yourself a favour and read if before you see the movie, it's beautifully written #lifeofpi #nowicanseethemovie 3y

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tylerschnelli Really enjoyed the book. Now for the next two. #nowicanseethemovie #booksarebetter 4y

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