The Martian (The Martian #1)

The Martian (The Martian #1)

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 and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he?s alive?and even if he could get word out, his supplie Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he?s sure ...

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Title:The Martian (The Martian #1)
Author:Andy Weir
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Genres:Novels
ISBN:The Martian
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:369 pages pages

The Martian (The Martian #1) Reviews

  • karen
    Sep 29, 2015
    i have finally seen the movie, so i added some notes at the bottom. this book is basically just a really long SAT question. and i so hope the movie is just matt damon sitting at a table doing equations for two and a half hours. oh but first, as promised, here are the photos of m...
  • Steve
    Jul 21, 2015
    It?s a good thing Mark Watney was from Chicago. For one thing, the cold winters would have prepared him for the climate on Mars. Plus, being a Cubs fan, he must have learned how to deal with disappointment, like when you get caught in a dust storm one week into a planned month-long s...
  • Kemper
    Feb 23, 2014
    Scientists and David Bowie have long wondered if there is life on Mars. There is, but he isn?t very happy about it. And he probably won?t be alive for long. A six-person crew made the third manned landing mission on the red planet, but a severe wind storm forces them to leave ju...
  • Alejandro
    Jul 17, 2014
    Mission Control to Reviewer One... Reviewer One, here. Go ahead, Mission Control... Lift off minus fifteen. Final Systems Check... Roger, Mission Control... Characters... Go... Story... Go... Style... Go... Overall Reading Experience... Go... Roger, Reviewer One...
  • Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
    Mar 13, 2014
    Mark Watney. I just can't even tell you how much I love this character. I think he may just be on the list of my favorite male characters ever. The dude is stranded on Mars..with no one. Does he cry? Well, only sometimes. Does he fight against the planet from hell? Heck yes! Ever...
  • Cecily
    May 28, 2014
    Log Entry: Sol 6 ?I?m pretty much fucked.? Six days after I finished this book, and I still can?t get my shit together. Let?s see? where do I begin? I read great things about this from GR friends ? with the odd dissenter (very odd ? man, that Apatt keeps me ...
  • Trudi
    Mar 08, 2014
    4.5 stars This whole book left me stupid happy and deliriously impressed and I spent most of my time declaring: Jesse would have loved Mark Watney. I love Mark Watney. He's super smart but not just in a poindexter nerd alert bookish kind of way. Watney's got some serious prob...
  • Will Byrnes
    Jan 01, 2015
    I?m pretty much fucked. Ok, show of hands. How many of you have uttered these exact words? (or words to that effect). Not everyone? I see we have some liars out there. How many have said them at least twice? Three times? Four? Those with hands still up, you probably need to make som...
  • Anne
    Aug 18, 2014
    Has anyone not heard of this book yet? I see one hand up there towards the back! You! Yes, the one next to the potted fern. Ok. Well, then this review is for you. Everyone else, feel free to hit the buffet! Pile your plate high! I've been trying to get rid of that seafood salad for...
  • Thomas
    Aug 06, 2014
    How many exclamation points can you shove into one book? Time to start off 2015 with an unpopular opinion: I did not like how Andy Weir wrote The Martian. He writes science well, and his background in research and technical prose shows, but by page 100 the style of the book got repe...
  • Wil Wheaton
    Jul 23, 2015
    I have never wanted so badly for the characters in a book to be real. I want to meet them all the way I want to meet the president, or Taylor Swift. This story is perfectly told. It is perfectly paced, it is brilliantly written, it is beautifully crafted. Andy Weir does this incr...
  • Wendy Darling
    Jul 04, 2014
    4.5 stars This book is nothing short of spectacular. It is insanely well-researched, and it's impossible not to be charmed by Mark Watney's hilarious sense of humor, or jeez-MY-brain-is-filled-with-absolutely-useless-information-impressed by his smarts, ingenuity, and spirit. I will...
  • Jeffrey Keeten
    Feb 23, 2014
    ?So that is the situation. I?m stranded on Mars. I have no way to communicate with Hermes or Earth. Everyone thinks I?m dead. I?m in a Hab designed to last thirty-one days. If the oxygenator breaks down, I?ll suffocate. If the water reclaimer breaks down, I?ll die ...
  • Raeleen Lemay
    Jan 25, 2014
    *4.5* Well, that was a journey. I started this book in March, and put it down with no intentions of ever picking it back up. Skip forward to early October when I saw the movie (twice), and then immediately went out and bought another copy of the book (yeah, I was so sure last ti...
  • Nataliya
    Mar 17, 2014
    Sometimes I'm lucky enough to come across a book that makes me go all Whee-heeee! with the sincerest glee rivaling that of over-sugared-up kids about to open Christmas gifts. ?I can't wait till I have grandchildren. ?When I was younger, I had to walk to the rim of a crater. Uphill!...
  • Althea Ann
    Sep 20, 2014
    'Crap! My astronaut crewmates accidentally left me behind on Mars! I'm fucked! I'm going to die! Oh wait! I just thought of something highly logically unlikely and technically complicated, that I am sure to pull off without a hitch, because did I mention that I am Plucky and Ingenious?...
  • Julio Genao
    Aug 20, 2015
    dan brown syndrome. which is to say, this guy has a knack for a compelling idea, but his writing is... hoo, boy. just... brutal. no soul. no poetry. all the verve of a dead body. or a software engineer... just kidding, my gorgeous software-engineer-bu...
  • Davy-Gravy
    Jan 26, 2014
    Unpopular opinion time: I don't like how this book is written. Watney's journals read like a nerdy blog rather than a dramatic survivor's diary. It's hard to find something harrowing and traumatic when the protagonist is saying "yay!" a lot and making incessant corny puns. "3.6 pirate-...
  • Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies
    May 09, 2014
    I?m stranded on Mars. I have no way to communicate with Hermes or Earth. Everyone thinks I?m dead. I?m in a Hab designed to last 31 days. If the Oxygenator breaks down, I?ll suffocate. If the Water Reclaimer breaks down, I?ll die of thirst. If the Hab breaches, I?ll jus...
  • Emily May
    Dec 02, 2014
    First off, welcome to 2015! Let's kick this year off with a review of a book about a guy who deserves to survive more than anyone I've ever known. This book has been lurking around in my Goodreads feed, gaining hype, and all the positive reviews from my friends eventually got too mu...
  • Steph Sinclair
    Jun 18, 2015
    There isn't anything inherently wrong with The Martian, but, look, that was a lot of fucking math. When I was a kid still in the "oh god what will I do as a career when I'm a grownup?!" phase, I had the brilliant idea that maybe I'd be a mathematician. The Martian has just reminded ...
  • Kat O'Keeffe
    May 13, 2015
    This book was fantastic! A thrilling survival story with a hearty dose of humor. The main character Mark was such a smartass and I LOVED IT. The voice and the premise hooked me in right away and kept me thoroughly engaged the whole time. My only real issues were that some of the minor ...
  • Stepheny
    Jul 29, 2014
    Thank god that's over. Everyone has been talking about The Martian. And I literally mean everyone. Since the moment I saw the cover and the raving reviews I knew I had to pick it up. There?s a reason people are talking about this book. I just don?t fucking get it. I thin...
  • Jesse (JesseTheReader)
    Jul 20, 2015
    I'm so happy that I randomly decided to pick this book up! I did find that the story dragged a bit towards the end and some of things went over my head a little bit, but for the most part this was a fantastic read! ...
  • Beverley
    Apr 29, 2013
    If The Martian isn't a million dollar blockbuster in the next 5 years, Hollywood have missed a treat. I read the entire thing in one sitting, making it probably the best way to pass 8 hours that I can think of. Maybe it helps that I came to the book with no expectations, except the hop...
  • Sasha Alsberg
    May 02, 2015
    I go so emotional at the end, so good! ...
  • Mohammed Arabey
    Jun 15, 2015
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  • Navessa
    Jan 24, 2014
    If The Martian was marketed as a prescription drug? Every year, thousands of critical readers around the globe roll their eyes in frustration at the science fails they find within their favorite fiction genres. Extreme cases of literary frankenscience carry the risk of full-b...
  • Carmen
    Feb 28, 2014
    How can I say this to you? This is one of the most boring books I've ever had the displeasure of reading. I was really looking forward to reading this book. Everyone was so enthusiastic about it. I was saving it for myself as a little treat. By page 27 I knew I was in trouble. ...
  • Rick Riordan
    Jul 24, 2015
    Adult science thriller. Love it, love it! A meticulously researched, briskly paced and surprisingly funny story about an astronaut left behind on Mars, presumed dead, who must now figure out how to survive and let the folks back on Earth know he is alive and needs rescue. This is h...