Arjun Satya
Arjun Satya asked:

Although this book is a brilliant protrayal of a man's fight for survival against inhospitable martian environment, I feel that Mark's SOL logs were a bit more technical than they should have been. Rather than him mentioning a bit of his ordeal on the red planet, he is writing calculations for crops, oxygen and making water from Hydrazine. Does anyone else feel that Mark should have been protrayed more "human"?

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SoWhatIRead Blog That's very human for a scientist and what logs and lab notes are comprised of anyway. Sure, he may not have necessarily believed he would get off Mars but it's still part of his job to leave as much data and research as possible for the next mission team to find even if he never gets paid for that work.
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