The Martian

Andy Weir
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The Martian


Do not -- DO NOT -- start reading this on a work night

I picked up this book at the recommendation of a friend, and I did not put it down until I finished it a few hours later.

I've seen this book described as "Apollo 13 meets Cast Away". I would agree, and add "...Starring MacGyver". It is a fast-paced description of the year-and-a-half that an astronaut spends stranded on Mars, and the numerous improvisations he has to make to survive until help arrives from Earth...

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