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The Martian by Andy Weir
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really liked it
bookshelves: read-2014, arc, scifi-fantasy
Recommended to Melissa Rochelle by: Jesse Samora

A fascinating survival story about an astronaut left behind (an accident) on Mars. This is definitely SCIENCE fiction, there's a lot of calculations and astronaut-esque strategizing. I was reminded of Commander Chris Hadfield's autobiography and how astronauts are taught to figure out how not to die. They look around them with the thought of "what could kill me next" and try to avoid it. That's this book.

I am also very interested in a real astronaut's take on this book and just how real it could be...
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Reading Progress

January 9, 2014 – Started Reading
January 9, 2014 – Shelved
January 9, 2014 –
page 70
18.97%
January 10, 2014 –
page 114
30.89%
January 10, 2014 –
page 280
75.88%
January 11, 2014 –
page 384
100% "Really good, but I want to know what Commander Hadfield thinks of it."
January 11, 2014 – Shelved as: read-2014
January 11, 2014 – Shelved as: arc
January 11, 2014 – Shelved as: scifi-fantasy
January 11, 2014 – Finished Reading

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Robin You might find the little indie movie "Europa Report" interesting. I had never heard of it until the library got the DVD and turned out I really liked it. Told in documentary style, it's about a group of astronauts traveling to Europa, one of Jupiter's moons. I found it pretty suspenseful.


Melissa Rochelle Robin wrote: "You might find the little indie movie "Europa Report" interesting. I had never heard of it until the library got the DVD and turned out I really liked it. Told in documentary style, it's about a gr..."

That sounds wonderful! I'll have to see if we have it in our collection!


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