The Martian - Andy Weir

The Martian

By Andy Weir

  • Release Date - Published: 2014-02-11
  • Book Genre: Adventure
  • Author: Andy Weir
Our rating: 5/5 stars

4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 13,451 Ratings)

The Martian Andy Weir read online review & book description:

Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read

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?

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Posted Reviews

  • Novice Reader here

    By FRlO
    Definitely kept my attention, artist can eloquently describe very intricate story details whilst providing an aura of imaginative headspace.
  • Absolutely great

    By MasboyX
    I couldn’t stop reading the last couple of chapters. It was intense and Watney was hilarious
  • Fantastic

    By Gumby 5812
    Sure... it may be idealistic or heavy in its optimism but just as Mark Watney cannot be kept down, neither can the book itself. I have read it several times and each time reveals something new. Those hoping for a gripping battle between man and aliens should obviously look elsewhere, but those who enjoy humor and man’s will to persevere against all odds will be in for a fantastic read. Andy Weir has been praised across the scientific community for his astounding accuracy but I’d have to call more attention to his ability to develop such an interesting protagonist. Some portions are highly technical but, in my opinion at least, this only adds to the immersion into Mark Watney’s genius. I have begun my journey once again with Mark and I know it won’t be the last.
  • Awesome and so much better than the movie!

    By Coastal Carolina Fan
    I watched the movie when it first came out and loved it, but the book was incredible!
  • It is not working

    By owospxbeiqodncuryre
    I bot the book, and it only is showing 55 pages when in the book is actually 800 something pages! Fix it
  • So good

    By vivihellu
    I have and will reread this book for many years to come.
  • Loved reading this

    By Mellow-109
    So I watched the movie before ever hearing about the book, seems to be how things are for me, and I really enjoyed the movie. When I found this I was expecting the movie to have taken liberties and changed things, something’s made sense. Between the two mediums… I found the book funnier. A lot funnier. The sarcasm (and sass?) of Mark is hilarious. I enjoyed the overall pacing of the book, the problem solving for survival, and the humor that was written. Note to self: don’t leave Earth 😂
  • Enjoyed very much

    By stgoldb99
    This is my kind of story book.
  • Genre-breaking Sci Fi

    By Beolux
    I didn’t think I would like hard math and science in such a compelling story! Just read this book!!
  • Science + Survival Thriller

    By robdog151
    Great book for the adventurous space nerds out there! Fantastic dry humor and McGuyver cleverness.

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