Book Review: The Martian

Needs no Introduction/Science Fiction

6 Stars

 

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Yes, I know you think me an idiot for rating it 6 stars. But when I come across a book that knocks me off my feet like this one did, 5 stars just doesn’t cut it. And this is only one of three that have made the grade during my lifetime (and that includes the Harry Potter series).

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I only need two words to describe this book: FUCKING AMAZING.

The story was brilliant. The characters were brilliant. The science was brilliant. The suspense, the cold shivers, the tears in my eyes … oh, yes! And the humour, oh my God, the humour! I haven’t laughed so much because of a book in years. And I’ll admit it, I’m a little in love with Watney. Okay … I lie … maybe I love him a lot. You can laugh. It’s totally true.

One of the best books I’ve ever read post my YA years when any crap was good. And certainly the best in Science Fiction. Blew The Andromeda Strain (my previously most loved sci-fi book) right out into space.

An interesting fact: this was originally self-published and self-edited and the author researched all the very detailed and complicated science on his own.

Extraordinary.

Will I read it again?

Fuck yeah!

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