just finished reading...

This book is way outside my usual reading genres--it's science fiction, heavy on the science. I'm glad I listened to it because I know I would have gotten lost in the science talk. I know there is soon to be a movie starring Matt Damon, so I pictured him throughout.

From the publisher:
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 supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive.

Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plain-old "human error" are much more likely to kill him first.

But Mark isn't ready to give up yet. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills—and a relentless, dogged refusal to quit—he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next. Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?


Paula said...

I am not a Sci'fi reader either. I'm not sure I would even be able to listen to it.

Cynthia said...

I have heard mixed reviews on this one so I wasn't sure about it. But now that I know it is going to be a movie with Matt Damon, maybe I should give it a chance. :)