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The Martian by Andy Weir
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it was amazing

This is one of the best books I've ever read. Truly. Best book or not, I think it's my favorite regardless. It's like the Apollo 13 mission, but on Mars. While that's an apt description, it just doesn't do the book justice. It's an adventure. It's a thriller. It's a high-action sci-fi story. It's pure awesome.

I could go on about the main character being incredible while still being believable, and I could mention the perfect balance of disaster vs accomplishment, but really it's the storytelling that makes the book so much fun to read. I listened to the audiobook, and it was performed extremely well. If this book doesn't become a movie someday, it will be a huge crime. Imagine if the movie Gravity actually had a cool story with believable characters. That's "The Martian."

Read this book. Listen to this book if you do audiobooks, the performance is outstanding. And thanks to Martin E. for recommending it to me.
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November 29, 2014 – Shelved
November 29, 2014 – Shelved as: to-read
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