28 July 2015

Book Review: The Martian

Another of my summer reading volumes which I really enjoyed.

A manned mission to Mars goes wrong in an unusually strong sandstorm, resulting in 5 crew safely departing the Red Planet but leaving one of their team dead on the surface.  Unfortunately for him, he isn't dead and regains consciousness to discover he is utterly alone, far from home and without communications.  This book is his tale of survival in a Castaway meets Apollo 13 kind of way.  You'll either love it or hate it, but I'm guessing you'll love it.  Its a great mix of adventure and hard science with a dash of humour.

A solid 4 stars and soon to be a movie release.  It will be interesting to see Ridley Scott's take on this.


EDIT - I just went to see the movie and posted a review here


  1. Loved this book, also recently read it for the first time.

  2. I was intrigued by the trailer, I'd like to read this.

    1. Read it, loved it, saw the film, loved that too.