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  • Title: The Martian
  • Author: Andy Weir
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 338
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Note Alternate Cover Edition for this ASIN can be found hereSix 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 tNote Alternate Cover Edition for this ASIN can be found hereSix 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 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
    The Martian Note Alternate Cover Edition for this ASIN can be found hereSix 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 Aft

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    1. I m pretty much fucked.Ok, show of hands How many of you have uttered these exact words or words to that effect Not everyone I see we have some liars out there How many have said them at least twice Three times Four Those with hands still up, you probably need to make some adjustments to your approach, find a safer line of work, hobbies that do not entail long drops, stop trying the weekly specials at McBlowfish, or seek out people to date who are into less extreme um sports These are the openin [...]

    2. Unpopular opinion time I don t like how this book is written Watney s journals read like a nerdy blog rather than a dramatic survivor s diary It s hard to find something harrowing and traumatic when the protagonist is saying yay a lot and making incessant corny puns 3.6 pirate ninjas Yay oxygen Lol gay probe lol 1 Bad rover, no Scooby snack 111 LOL craaaaaaap 1 For me, those aren t funny, they re almost embarrassing.No matter what horrible thing is happening to Watney, he s sure to pull though, [...]

    3. Crap My astronaut crewmates accidentally left me behind on Mars I m fucked I m going to die Oh wait I just thought of something highly logically unlikely and technically complicated, that I am sure to pull off without a hitch, because did I mention that I am Plucky and Ingenious It sure is a good thing that I am super talented Yay That worked I m not dead Next chapter But wait Disaster has struck Shit happens, when you re stuck alone on Mars Whatever shall I do OMG, I just had a great idea It s [...]

    4. Adult science thriller.Love it, love it A meticulously researched, briskly paced and surprisingly funny story about an astronaut left behind on Mars, presumed dead, who must now figure out how to survive and let the folks back on Earth know he is alive and needs rescue This is hard science science fiction Parts of it read like really complicated but amusing word problems, juggling mass and time and weight, etc But all of that adds to the realism You can tell Andy Weir loves his space exploration [...]

    5. This book was fantastic A thrilling survival story with a hearty dose of humor The main character Mark was such a smartass and I LOVED IT The voice and the premise hooked me in right away and kept me thoroughly engaged the whole time My only real issues were that some of the minor characters didn t really stand out as much as they could ve, and some of the science heavy bits were a little hard to follow and felt info dumpy at times But the human aspect the heart of the story was totally on point [...]

    6. I have never wanted so badly for the characters in a book to be real I want to meet them all the way I want to meet the president, or Taylor Swift.This story is perfectly told It is perfectly paced, it is brilliantly written, it is beautifully crafted.Andy Weir does this incredible thing where he make the reader feel the isolation that Mark Wagner feels, and he does it so subtly, we don t even realize that he s doing it until it s done.The Martian completely captivated me I couldn t wait to find [...]

    7. First off, welcome to 2015 Let s kick this year off with a review of a book about a guy who deserves to survive than anyone I ve ever known This book has been lurking around in my feed, gaining hype, and all the positive reviews from my friends eventually got too much for me so I had to check this out for myself I m glad I gave in.The Martian has so many good things going for it First and foremost, it is a classic tale of survival against very huge odds In this book, Mark Watney becomes one of [...]

    8. I m so happy that I randomly decided to pick this book up I did find that the story dragged a bit towards the end and some of things went over my head a little bit, but for the most part this was a fantastic read

    9. So that is the situation I m stranded on Mars I have no way to communicate with Hermes or Earth Everyone thinks I m dead I m in a Hab designed to last thirty one days If the oxygenator breaks down, I ll suffocate If the water reclaimer breaks down, I ll die of thirst If the Hab breaches, I ll just kind of explode If none of those things happen, I ll eventually run out of food and starve to death So yea I m fucked When I read the line kind of explode I couldn t help thinking of Arnold Schwarzeneg [...]

    10. i have finally seen the movie, so i added some notes at the bottomis book is basically just a really long SAT question and i so hope the movie is just matt damon sitting at a table doing equations for two and a half hours oh but first, as promised, here are the photos of me being an astronaut this past weekend zooooom i am orbiting the eeeeeeaaaarttthh i did a really good job at astronauting and i didn t need to do math even once although i started experiencing cramped space madness after about [...]

    11. 4.5 Well, that was a journey I started this book in March, and put it down with no intentions of ever picking it back up Skip forward to early October when I saw the movie twice , and then immediately went out and bought another copy of the book yeah, I was so sure last time that I gave it away YEAH FINALLY, I read the book And it was awesome.I had to dock a half star for the tiny reason that originally caused me to DNF the book the writing can be a bit irritating Don t misunderstand me, I LOVED [...]

    12. Thank god that s over Everyone has been talking aboutThe Martian And I literally mean everyone Since the moment I saw the cover and the raving reviews I knew I had to pick it up There s a reason people are talking about this book.I just don t fucking get it.I think I am the only person on GR to give this pile a one star rating I m ok with that This is a classic case of it s not you, it s me I wanted desperately to fit in with the community and love the shit out of this book and start farting rai [...]

    13. I m stranded on Mars I have no way to communicate with Hermes or Earth Everyone thinks I m dead I m in a Hab designed to last 31 days.If the Oxygenator breaks down, I ll suffocate If the Water Reclaimer breaks down, I ll die of thirst If the Hab breaches, I ll just kind of explode If none of those things happen, I ll eventually run out of food and starve to death.So yeah I m fucked.If you think about it, Robinson Crusoe is kind of a whiny pussy, I say, while sitting in my plush computer chair, w [...]

    14. Sometimes I m lucky enough to come across a book that makes me go all Whee heeee with the sincerest glee rivaling that of over sugared up kids about to open Christmas gifts I can t wait till I have grandchildren When I was younger, I had to walk to the rim of a crater Uphill In an EVA suit On Mars, ya little shit Ya hear me Mars A book that makes me willingly turn my chronically sleep deprived state into the acutely sleep deprived one as I battle somnolence at 4 a.m so that I can read just one [...]

    15. If The Martian isn t a million dollar blockbuster in the next 5 years, Hollywood have missed a treat I read the entire thing in one sitting, making it probably the best way to pass 8 hours that I can think of Maybe it helps that I came to the book with no expectations, except the hope that I might get my next fix for my inner space geek Well, what a fix The story is a fast paced, compelling adventure across Mars and offered everything I wanted and I was behind Mark Watney the whole way, from th [...]

    16. If The Martian was marketed as a prescription drug Every year, thousands of critical readers around the globe roll their eyes in frustration at the science fails they find within their favorite fiction genres.Extreme cases of literary frankenscience carry the risk of full blown ocular gymnastics on the part of the reader As a result, serious injury has been reported, to include corneal abrasions, iritis, and sprains of the lateral and medial rectus muscles.Luckily, there is a cure.The Martian, c [...]

    17. Mission Control to Reviewer OneReviewer One, here Go ahead, Mission ControlLift off minus fifteen Final Systems CheckRoger, Mission ControlCharacters GoStory GoStyle GoOverall Reading Experience GoRoger, Reviewer One All Systems are Go Iniating Countdown.Ten Nine Eight Seven Six Five Four Three Two One Lift off We have a lift off Welcome to CNN s Reviewer One Report Presented to you thanks to the sponsorship of The Martian s QuotesNo plan survives first contact with implementationN In your words [...]

    18. 4.5 stars This book is nothing short of spectacular It is insanely well researched, and it s impossible not to be charmed by Mark Watney s hilarious sense of humor, or jeez MY brain is filled with absolutely useless information impressed by his smarts, ingenuity, and spirit.I will say that after a few chapters, I started skimming some of the technical parts of what he was doing to survive I normally love this stuff, and certainly I absolutely DID enjoy much of what was here and sincerely apprec [...]

    19. Mark Watney I just can t even tell you how much I love this character I think he may just be on the list of my favorite male characters ever The dude is stranded on Marswith no one Does he cry Well, only sometimes Does he fight against the planet from hell Heck yes Everywhere I go, I m the first Step outside the rover First guy to every be there Climb a hill First guy to climb that hill Kick a rock That rock hadn t moved in a million years I did get lost in some of the science of this bookbut wh [...]

    20. How many exclamation points can you shove into one book Time to start off 2015 with an unpopular opinion I did not like how Andy Weir wrote The Martian He writes science well, and his background in research and technical prose shows, but by page 100 the style of the book got repetitive Watney discovers a problem Watney worries for a sentence or two Watney comes up with a solution Watney enacts the solution with minimal struggle Watney celebrates Rinse and repeat.I also have no idea how Watney ev [...]

    21. How can I say this to you This is one of the most boring books I ve ever had the displeasure of reading.I was really looking forward to reading this book Everyone was so enthusiastic about it I was saving it for myself as a little treat.By page 27 I knew I was in trouble.Here s the book LOG ENTRY I m fucked.Oh, wait I have an idea Science, science science Then if I science science science, science.Great Insert lame joke here.Now imagine this repeating 1,000 times.Watney s stranded on Mars there [...]

    22. Has anyone not heard of this book yet I see one hand up there towards the back You Yes, the one next to the potted fern Ok Well, then this review is for you Everyone else, feel free to hit the buffet Pile your plate high I ve been trying to get rid of that seafood salad for a few daysDoes The Martian really need one glowing review No No, it does not But I m going to do it anyway Because even though I m the last person on the planet to read this one, I still feel the need to put in my two cents [...]

    23. dan brown syndrome.which is to say, this guy has a knack for a compelling idea, but his writing ishoo, boy.just brutal soul no poetry all the verve of a dead body.or a software engineer just kidding, my gorgeous software engineer buddies i was teasing the author, who is one of you, not you in particular or, y know, in general, please don t hex my laptop because you are my everything, all i want for christmas is you, i can t live if living is without you winsome smile but yeah, i ll give you a qu [...]

    24. 4.5 starsThis whole book left me stupid happy and deliriously impressed and I spent most of my time declaring Jesse would have loved Mark Watney I love Mark Watney He s super smart but not just in a poindexter nerd alert bookish kind of way Watney s got some serious problem solving skills he s McGyver in a space suit Give this guy a toothpick, some tinfoil and a ziplock bag and he ll build you an airplane But don t forget the duct tape Duct tape is awesome and I will be putting in a supply of it [...]

    25. Interstellar , And Get fu up with Mark Watney EVERY FU SINGLE SOL Bunch of D ks 40% 77% 6 550 500 MAV 4 4 3200 Cast Away Hmmmm s Uhh s MDV, MAV, The Hub, The Roverc Airlock 3 4 10 2015 15 2015 6 Deception Point

    26. Scientists and David Bowie have long wondered if there is life on Mars There is, but he isn t very happy about it And he probably won t be alive for long.A six person crew made the third manned landing mission on the red planet, but a severe wind storm forces them to leave just a few days after their arrival rather than staying for the planned month During the emergency evacuation one of them is killed in a freak accident The remaining crew members reluctantly haul ass back to Earth leaving thei [...]

    27. Log Entry Sol 6 I m pretty much fucked Six days after I finished this book, and I still can t get my shit together.Let s see where do I begin I read great things about this from GR friends with the odd dissenter very odd man, that Apatt keeps me amused I kept meaning to get a copy, but in the end, my husband was given it first But before he could read it, I swiped it You ve gotta take opportunities when you can Hell yeah I m a botanist GoodReader Fear my botany GoodReading powers I know the rout [...]

    28. There isn t anything inherently wrong with The Martian, but, look, that was a lot of fucking math.When I was a kid still in the oh god what will I do as a career when I m a grownup phase, I had the brilliant idea that maybe I d be a mathematician The Martian has just reminded me why that was a shitty idea I love sci fi and I m super fascinated with space, but yeah, this one didn t particularly spark anything in me It didn t leave me hungering for the next page It was just another audiobook that [...]

    29. It s a good thing Mark Watney was from Chicago For one thing, the cold winters would have prepared him for the climate on Mars Plus, being a Cubs fan, he must have learned how to deal with disappointment, like when you get caught in a dust storm one week into a planned month long stay on the Red Planet, a gust of wind impales you with an antenna forcing you face down onto the craggy surface with no vital signs registering from your spacesuit at which point your endangered crewmates assume that y [...]

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