Last year, like many people, I went to the cinema to watch The Martian – the movie with Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain and Kristen Wiig – and really loved it.
Loving Science Ficiton, I was very fortunate to be offered the book for Christmas. I could not read it until now. I read the 360+ pages in as little as four days. The book starts very quickly, is fast-paced all along… The conclusion is perhaps a little bit too hasty. There are few minors differences with the movie.
It feels that it is a first book for Andy Weir : the running gags could be less insistent, the tone could be a bit more adjusted ( I do not see the NASA geniuses do joke this way )… but overall this is very solid, plausible science fiction. I am looking forward to reading the author’s next scifi book.