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Heaven Next Stop oFor all the attention to detailaccuracy when it came to the math i assumei trust the book s pretty flippant with the psychology watney is all relentlessptimism and unflagging can do attitude and dick jokes with very few signs f depression r fear that isn t phrased in the form f a joke weir tried to blanket ver this lack f meltdown with that brief mention that watney is the class clown whose jokiness becomes heightened under stress but seriously there are tears in any given episode f project runway than in this book about a man abandoned Have A Good Night, Volume 1 on mars and left completely alone for 2 years facing ever escalating dangers and setbacks and the writing is definitely problematic there is so much repetition and so many times watney startsff a paragraph with remember as in remember when i mentioned this and that well now it is coming back into play in this situation razzmatazz it s not great for narrative flow and it s a little insulting to assume your readership can t remember things that happened during the course f the book and this tic is doubly perplexing when you remember remember that watney s entries are stensibly directed at ther astronautsscientists who wouldn t need science explained to them and certainly wouldn t need the prod to remember it the ending is bad and too abrupt there s not much else to say about thatbut there are also things i enjoyedi love survival books so all the high stakes DIY macgyver lemme fix it with glue stuff was entertaining when it didn t reuire me to recall stuff i learned failed to learn in high school i also love lateral thinking puzzles so i appreciated watney s process f arriving at unconventional solutions to problems i will never face bonus points for when the fix was some unpretty punk rock janked up solution especially when it freaked When You Lose Your Job out the scientistsn the ground and i like watney s blithe attitude to a point To them euipment failure is terrifying To me it s Tuesdayi preferred it when he was being cowboy practical to when weir was forcing the humor which i know a lot f readers have a problem with the uality f the humor but as someone who says that s what she said pretty Isabel the Queen: Life and Times often daily the juvenile naturef the humor didn t bother me and i did giggle at his consumer review Fantastic Post Office 03 of his laptop Brought product to surfacef Mars It stopped working 010but it just felt like wherever weir could stick a joke he d stick a joke and it became ver bedazzled with humor although considering this book treats watney s situation as reality tv for those still n the ground and reality tv tends to amplify its participants with must be entertaining at all times fervor this isn t entirely inappropriate after allanother frustration i had was how much i enjoyed all the stuff that was happening n the ground and in the Hermes it was much interesting than euation boy and his boob doodling and it was better written the humor was successfully integrated the characters were convincingly human and that s frustrating because it shows he can do it so that s a thing i enjoyed buried under a complaint i guess but i did genuinely enjoy all the non mars scenes and when it would cut back to watney i would groan like it was a bran chapter in ASOIAF so that s me middle f the road karen who sees the book s flaws but mostly enjoyed reading ittl dr a fun book interrupted by math so i saw the movie a couple f days ago and i can finally weigh in "ON A COMPARISON OF THE TWO I M DEFINITELY "a comparison f the two i m definitely i read the book first but at the end Twin Block Functional Therapy: Applications in Dentofacial Orthopedics of the day i m not sure if there s an answer about which is better book winssomef my favorite harrowing OH NO moments from the book did not make it into the movie like that sudden realization which sends him scurrying DIY Projects for the Self-Sufficient Homeowner: 25 Ways to Build a Self-Reliant Lifestyle outside for a long time and also somef my favorite solutions were absent hair and while there were way fewer perilous moments in the movie there was a zillion times emotional response to the problems that movie there was a zillion times emotional response to the problems that ccur which is points for realism but watching people cry r therwise emote n the big screen is as boring and time wasting as reading about math so Dead Man Riding (Nell Bray, one negates thether but verall the most interesting stuff got cut from the movie stuff n mars stuff n hermes stuff n ground etcmovie winshaving a montage to look at while math goes Pontius Pilate on andn in a voice Livin de Life over is way interesting than me kidding myself reading the math paragraphs several times like suddenly i m gonna get it also matt damon delivers the jokey bits in a way that seems natural and there are fewer jokesverall although in some cases they cut the wrong Aeralis ones auaman and i guess that iron man scene that was pretty cool so it s kindf a tie the movie is basically the cliffs notes version Be CentsAble: How to Cut Your Household Budget in Half of the book it gives you the basic gistf it but you ll miss Academic Inbreeding and Mobility in Higher Education: Global Perspectives outn some really great scenes if you are like book too boring tl dr and if you #just read the book you won t get to see the airlocks in all their #read the book you won t get to see the airlocks in all their i want to see this movie but i know it ll kill my motivation to read the book so it looks like this puppy is gonna have to be my airplane book this weekend as a bonus with my window seat i can pretend that i am an astronaut myself albeit a really incompetent Radio Crackling, Radio Gone onei apologize to my seatmates in advance book checkastronaut ice cream pellets checkandff we gocome to my blog First The Legend of Joaquin Murrieta: California's Gold Rush Bandit off welcome to 2015Let s kick this yearff with a review Limey Gumshoe of a book about a guy who deserves to survive than anyone I ve ever known This book has been lurking around in my Goodreads feed gaining hype and all the positive reviews from my friends eventually got too much for me so I had to check thisut for myself I m glad I gave inThe Martian has so many good things going for it First and foremost it is a classic tale Maritime Academy Graduate: Memoir Of A Third Mate of survival against very hugedds In this book Mark Watney becomes ne f the first people to walk Trouble Looking for a Place to Happen on Mars but after an accident causes him to be believed dead and abandoned by his crew it looks like he will be the first person to die there Like Cast Away x a million Mark must battle extremely foreign territory the likelihoodf starvation and the possibility Dressed for Thrills: 100 Years of Halloween Costumes and Masquerade of technical failuresIt s pretty hard to see anutcome where he isn t totally screwedThe best thing about this book is the juxtaposition between the very scientific nature Harcourt School Publishers Collections of everything Mark must do to survive gave me a renewed levelf respect for how damn smart astronauts have to be and his absolutely wonderful per. Reaks down I’ll suffocate If the Water Reclaimer breaks down I’ll die From Paella to Porridge: A Farewell to Mallorca and a Scottish Adventure of thirst If the Hab breaches I’ll just kindf. Unpopular On Toby's Terms 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 36 pirate ninjas Yayxygen Lol gay probe lol1 Bad rover no Scooby snack111 LOL craaaaaaap1 For me those aren t funny they re almost embarrassingNo matter what horrible thing is happening to Watney he s sure to pull though but not before laying a smug cutesy zinger n us It sucks all the tension ut Max Lerner: Pilgrim in the Promised Land of any situation which is the completepposite f what I want in a book that s supposed to be a thrillerNow don t get me wrong Andy Weir is a great technical writer When Watney isn t being a wacky douche he s going n and Indiscretion on about some technicalr mechanical Indiscretion or biological process that with me not being a scientist usually goesver my head And that s fine I have no fault with a book that s factually complicated like that In fact it s really admirable and cool that Weir is able to pool all f his expertise into a book about survival n Mars That being said Soul Dust other aspectsf the book suffer According to the author s bio The Dyfed Enigma: Unidentified Flying Objects in West Wales on the backf the book Andy Weir was first hired as a programmer for a national laboratory at age fifteen and has been working as a software engineer ever since He is also a lifelong space nerd and a devoted hobbyist 6S: The 6S Review, Issue 2 of subjects like relativistic physicsrbital mechanics and the history Blackbird of manned spaceflight If I can stereotype here it shows My guess is that he doesn t really know how people behaver interact in the real world The dialog is stilted and awkward The characters are all Midwest Maize: How Corn Shaped the U.S. Heartland one dimensional and flat They almost seem like an afterthought The emotional and psychological trauma rendered by all these near death experiences and complete and utter isolation What trauma There s no mentionf that anywhere Watney is apparently that cool and awesome Surly Bonds of a guy as evidenced by all his canned laugh trackne liners and grating sarcasmBut hey maybe that doesn t bother some people Sex, Lies, and Videotape obviously considering that people actually watch The Big Bang Theory and they re in for a technologically driven funny space thriller Because I have to admit it s a terrifyingly cool premise It just wasn t what I was expecting I was hoping for an emotionally taxing horrifying survival drama but instead got a cutesily witty astrophysics manual Just because something is nerdy doesn t automatically mean that it s good Adult science thrillerLove it love it A meticulously researched briskly paced and surprisingly funny story about an astronaut left behindn Mars presumed dead who must now figure The Sanford Guide to Hepatitis Therapy 2016-2017 out how to survive and let the folks backn Earth know he is alive and needs rescue This is hard science science fiction Parts Syzygy: Reflections on the Monastery of the Seven Rays of it read like really complicated but amusing word problems juggling mass and time and weight etc But allf that adds to the realism You can tell Andy Weir loves his space exploration and knows a ton about it He totally had me convinced anyway The Martian is a fast read and the main character s irrepressible sense f humor will have you cheering for him as he tries to survive against impossible dds I will also never eat another potato again Long story If you re looking for a fast paced believable space adventure set in present day this is your book 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 Whore Stories: A Revealing History of the World's Oldest Profession of things wentver my head a little bit but for the most part this was a fantastic read I m pretty much fucked Ok show #Of Hands How Many Of You Have Uttered These Exact #hands How many The Paper Wife of you have uttered these exactr words to that effect Not everyone I see we have some liars ut there How many have said them at least twice Three times Four
Those with hands still up you probably need to some with hands still up you probably need to some to your approach find a safer line f work hobbies that do not entail long drops stop trying the weekly specials at McBlowfish We, the People: Of Earth Elders or seekut people to date who are Crap My astronaut crewmates accidentally left me behind Black Marxism: The Making of the Black Radical Tradition on Mars I m fucked I m going to die Oh wait I just thoughtf something highly logically unlikely and technically complicated that I am sure to pull مترو 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 alonen Mars Whatever shall I do OMG I just had a great idea It s a good thing I m so naturally ptimistic because it sure would make for a bummer book if I ever showed any signs f being depressed The Windy Season or having any kindf mental deterioration after spending nearly two years in total solitude Nah I ve got the fightin spirit I can create a I go so emotional at the end so good i have finally seen the movie so i added some notes at the bottomthis book is basically just a really long SAT uestion and i so hope the movie is just matt damon sitting at a table doing euations for two and a half hours Oldies but Goodies oh but first as promised here are the photosf me being an astronaut this past weekend zooooom i am A Month of Sundays orbiting the eeeeeeaaaarttthh i did a really good job at astronauting and i didn t need to do math evennce although i started experiencing cramped space madness after about 6 hours so i doubt i m going to mars anytime soonso many people i know LOVED this book and so many people i know HATED this book and as is usually the case with rabidly divisive books i find myself smack in the middle perplexed but pleased by the passion Evangeline, a Master For Tonight Companion Novel on both sides it s a fine book a pretty good balancef things i enjoyed and things i enjoyed lessthings i enjoyed lessthe reason i don t read a lot Beneath the Jolly Roger of sci fi is because my graspn sci is pretty slippery and this book is Merzbook: The Pleasuredome of Noise one long celebrationf math and chemistry and physics and etc and also airlocks i don t like airlocks which is a weird thing to not like i suppose but the same way Moby Dick r The Whale bored me when melville fangirled ver rope for a million pages this Pig one izza lotta descriptionsf spacecraft bits and the mechanics Scipio Rising (Scipio Africanus of airlocks and stuff that s wicked important if you are being an astronaut but is boring to me reading about it and i totally glazedver whenever anything had to be secured nto an airlock and depressurized but what s really frustrating is that. I’m stranded n MarsI have no way to communicate with EarthI’m in a Habitat designed to last 31 daysIf the Oxygenator Sonality Mark maintains his sense Rim of the Pit (Rogan Kincaid, of humour throughout every hardship he faces it s pretty much impossible to not be charmed by himH 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 presidentr Taylor SwiftThis story is perfectly told It is perfectly paced it is brilliantly written it is beautifully craftedAndy 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 doneThe Martian completely captivated me I couldn t wait to find They Also Serve out what happened next and I never wanted it to end So that is the situation I m strandedn Mars I have no way to communicate with Hermes Conversations From The Neighborhood Ice Cream Shop: 8 Keys To Rediscovering Lost Dreams And Finding Your Life's Calling or Earth Everyone thinks I m dead I m in a Hab designed to last thirtyne days If the No Time for Sergeants oxygenator breaks down I ll suffocate If the water reclaimer breaks down I ll dief thirst If the Hab breaches I ll just kind f explode If none f those things happen I ll eventually run ut f food and starve to death So yea I m fucked When I read the line kind f explode I couldn t help thinking f Arnold Schwarzenegger in the movie Total Recall face contorted eyes bulging as the Large Catechism of Martin Luther oxygen deprived atmospheref Mars was about to detonate his head I ll wait for the next mission to a blue planet thank you very muchMark Watney Mars astronaut has a lot to worry about It is hard to say if he has to worry about than Douglas uaidHauser Arnold s character in the movie At least he doesn t have people trying to kill him Junior Jolt on Mars In fact when his fellow astronauts left he effectively becameEMPEROR OF MARSIt might be the shortest reign in history Mars keeps trying to kill me He amends that thought with Mars and my stupidity keep trying to kill me Watney is far from stupid He scavenges like a futuristic versionf Robinson Crusoe from the left Ceux de la posie vcue over debrisf the Hermes crew s hasty departure The incident that ended Watney s life had them in a panic Reports f my demise have been greatly exaggerated He finds a whole memory stick f seventies sitcoms to keep him ccupied and importantly stuff to keep him alive Watney becomes the first farmer n Mars He knows he doesn t have enough food to last until the next mission to Mars is scheduled so he has to improvise Luckily the crew was to be there Troublemaker:: One Man's Crusade Against China's Cruelty over the Thanksgiving holiday and for morale purposes NASA sent along potatoes with those all important eyes intact My morning piss goes in a resealable plastic box when Ipen it the rover reeks like a truck stop men s room I could take it tireless: outside and let it boilff But I worked hard to make that water and the last thing I m going to do is waste it I ll feed it to the water reclaimerEven precious is my manure It s critical to the potato farm and I m the Teach Them Spanish!, Grade 1 only sourcen Mars Fortunately when you spend a lot Toque de Veludo of time in space you learn how to shit in a bag And if you think things are bad afterpening the piss box imagine the smell after I drop anchor When he finds a way to communicate with Earth in ne f his spectacular MacGuyver moments they tell him that he is going to have to drive to another site where there is a rocket ship already delivered waiting for the next mission He will drive Kaleidoscope on terrain that looks like this The ship is in Giovanni Schiaparelli s crater Watney being Watney has a few juvenilebservations about his arrival at the crater Tomorrow night I ll sink to an all new lowLemme rephrase thatTomorrow night I ll be at rock night I ll sink to an all new lowLemme rephrase thatTomorrow night I ll be at rock that doesn t sound good eitherTomorrow night I ll be in Giovanni Schiaparelli s favorite holeOkay I admit I m just playing around now The science is unbelievable and since Andy Weir was a fifteen year The Four Racketeers old prodigy and isbviously still extremely bright in middle age I have to believe him that he has this all figured ut Watney injects humor as he explains his innovative scientific brilliance which at times had my eyes glazed ver trying to keep up So even as you are getting Phantoms Monsters: Mysterious Encounters overwhelmed by the science Weir will elicit an eye roll from the sophisticated reader He might even inspire anutright chortle if you are Smithereens of the low brow varietyf humor lovers I must be The Book of Not Knowing: Exploring the True Nature of Self, Mind, and Consciousness of the pan humor variety as he elicited a wide rangef sniggers snorts and raised eyebrows from me I tested the brackets by hitting them with rocks This kind Dark Diversions of sophistication is what we interplanetary scientists are known for Thene thing that might save your life Lili a un chagrin d'amour on Mars Earthr any Yamashita's Ghost: War Crimes, Macarthur's Justice, and Command Accountability other planet you might want to visit is something that NASA didn t invent Also I have duct tape Ordinary duct tape like you buy at a hardware store Turnsut even NASA can t improve Mind of the Raven: Investigations and Adventures with Wolf-Birds on duct tape Watney worships duct tape and given the hairbrained ideas he puts into practice he needs miles and milesf it It turns ut duct "tape has a variety f uses for providing "has a variety f uses for providing support We are such an ingenious species Weir convinced me that Watney could live n Mars for Lord of The Heart: Regency Romance over a year while awaiting rescue With mangled euipment a harsh unforgiving terrain and the ever presentne thing going wrong depression that Watney has to vercome everyday this reader started feeling the pain f failure and the elation f success right along with him As the world learns he is alive humanity began rooting not for the American to live but for the human species to triumph In the 1970s when I was #Old Enough To Watch What NASA Was #enough to watch what NASA was and marvelled at ur ability to do the impossible It was a time when absolutely anything seemed achievable We d had leadership that insisted that we needed to go to the moon We still built things now it feels like the monuments Scream ofur times are being built Kumiko and the Dragon other places I do think we all miss having a common goal Something that we all feel we are a partf something larger than Probabilities on the Heisenberg Group: Limit Theorems and Brownian Motion ourselves With a space program gutted and the ideaf a manned mission to Mars staggeringly expensive it makes me realize how lucky I was to grow up in a time when it really felt like the impossible was possible I m probably the last The Purpose of Creation of theptimists who still believes that we have to go see it we have to put ur footprint n it we have to scatter ur debris around and say yes we were here We need a Mark Watney to be lost n Mars so we have something to cheer for that brings us together as a species Besides book reviews I also have started writing movie reviews These can be found at my blog. Explode If none f those things happen I’ll eventually run ut f food and starve to deathSo yeah I’m screwed back cov.