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The Martian, The Book

Log Entry: Sol 6
I’m pretty much fucked.
That’s my considered opinion.

The Martian by Andy Weir

I missed the meeting yesterday, where this was the book discussed, but I did chat with a neighbor who was there and who told me most people did not particularly enjoy the book. Although I think I agree, it is a 435 page paperback, and I finished it, so there must have been something appealing.

I did skim some of the paragraphs that were overly science based, the ones that made it feel like the book had been written for some other audience, like my retired Nuclear Engineer friend.

It is odd that even with the Log Entries being dated, I didn’t realize how much time was going by until near the end when our hero makes a specific comment about how many days he’d been there. At the end of the story I felt like I knew very little about him in the way of biographical facts but that I understood his spirit quite well; and I liked his spirit.

I’d be surprised if the book would be on any best-seller list if hadn’t been made into a movie, but I bet it makes a good movie.

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