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The MartianI Finding Forever have finally seen the movie so i added some notes at the bottomthis book is basically just a really long SAT uestion and i soope the movie is just matt damon sitting at a table doing euations for two and a Rabbit Hole (The Paradox Series, halfours oh but first as promised ere 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 6 ours 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 on both sides it s a fine book a pretty good balance of things i enjoyed and things i enjoyed lessthings i enjoyed lessthe reason i don t read a lot of sci fi is because my grasp on sci is pretty slippery and this book is one long celebration of 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 or The Whale bored me when melville fangirled over rope for a million pages this one izza lotta descriptions of spacecraft bits and the mechanics 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 glazed over whenever anything Ewiger Saatz had to be secured onto an airlock and depressurized but what s really frustrating is that for all the attention to detailaccuracy when it came to the math i assumei trust the book s pretty flippant So that is the situation I m stranded on Mars Iave 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 Restricted 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 telp thinking of Arnold Schwarzenegger in the movie Total Recall face contorted eyes bulging as the oxygen deprived atmosphere of Mars was about to detonate Bạn Gái hisead I ll wait for the next mission to a blue planet thank you very muchMark Watney Mars astronaut Deep Magic has a lot to worry about It isard to say if Her Secret Fantasy (Spice Trilogy heas to worry about than Douglas uaidHauser Arnold s character in the movie At least Glennas Seeds he doesn tave people trying to kill im on Mars In fact when is fellow astronauts left The breaking of the circle he effectively becameEMPEROR OF MARSIt might be the shortest reign inistory 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 version of Robinson Crusoe from the left over debris of the Hermes crew s Driven by Destiny (The Protector, hasty departure The incident that ended Watney s lifead them in a panic Reports of my demise Kingston City Directory have been greatly exaggerated He finds a whole memory stick of seventies sitcoms to keepim occupied and importantly stuff to keep Dads Pregnant Too him alive Watney becomes the first farmer on Mars He knowse doesn t Runaway Pumpkins have enough food to last until the next mission to Mars is scheduled soe Les Miserables (Les Misrables) has to improvise Luckily the crew was to be there over the Thanksgivingoliday and for morale purposes NASA sent along potatoes with those all important eyes intact My morning piss goes in a resealable plastic box when I open it the rover reeks like a truck stop men s room I could take it outside and let it boil off But I worked Dancing with Words 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 only source on Mars Fortunately when you spend a lot of time in space you learnow to shit in a bag And if you think things are bad after opening the piss box imagine the smell after I drop anchor When Pooperella (Farty Tales Book 1) he finds a way to communicate with Earth in one ofis spectacular MacGuyver moments they tell In Defense of a Liberal Education him thate is going to Gender Is Fair Game have to drive to another site where there is a rocket ship already delivered waiting for the next mission He will drive on terrain that looks like this The ship is in Giovanni Schiaparelli s crater Watney being Watneyas a few juvenile observations about Wybór wierszy his arrival at the crater Tomorrow night I ll sink to an all new lowLemme rephrase thatTomorrow night I ll be at rock bottomNo that doesn t sound good eitherTomorrow night I ll be in Giovanni Schiaparelli s favoriteoleOkay I admit I m just playing around now The science is unbelievable and since Andy Weir was a fifteen year old prodigy and is obviously still extremely bright in middle age I 11 Before 12 have to believeim that POISONS D'AVRIL heas this all figured out Watney injects The Theory Of Industrial Organization humor ase explains LAbyssin his innovative scientific brilliance which at timesad my eyes glazed over trying to keep up So even as you are getting overwhelmed by the science Weir will elicit an eye roll from the sophisticated reader He might even inspire an outright chortle if you are of the low brow variety of Promise of Power humor lovers I must be of the panumor variety as Ever Dark he elicited a wide range of sniggers snorts and raised eyebrows from me I tested the brackets byitting them with rocks This kind of sophistication is what we interplanetary scientists are known for The one thing that might save your life on Mars Earth or any other planet you might want to visit is something that NASA didn t invent Also I Christian Faith 101 have duct tape Ordinary duct tape like you buy at aardware store Turns out even NASA can t improve on duct tape Watney worships duct tape and given the The Math Workshop hairbrained idease puts into practice Babys Bathtime he needs miles and miles of it It turns out duct tapeas a variety of uses for providing additional support We are such an ingenious species Weir convinced me that Watney could live on Mars for over a year while awaiting RESCUE WITH MANGLED EUIPMENT A HARSH UNFORGIVING TERRAIN AND With mangled euipment a She Left Me the Gun harsh unforgiving terrain and ever present one thing going wrong depression that Watneyas to overcome everyday this reader started feeling the pain of failure and the elation of success right along with Alorns Treasure (Griffin Pirate Stories Series 2 Book 20) him As the world learnse is alive Its Just Been Glorious humanity began rooting not for the American to live but for theuman species to triumph In the 1970s when I was old enough to watch what NASA was doing and marvelled at our ability to do the impossible It was a time when absolutely anything seemed achievable We d Cell had leadership that insisted that we needed to go to the moon We still built things now it feels like the monuments of our times are being built other places I do think we all missaving a common goal Something that we all feel we are a part of something larger than ourselves With a space program gutted and the idea of a manned mission to Mars staggeringly expensive it makes me realize ow lucky I was to grow up in a time when it really felt like the impossible was possible I m probably the last of the optimists who still believes That We Have To Go See It We Have To we ave to go see it we Fusiliers have to our footprint on it weave to scatter our debris around and say yes we were The American Nurse here We need a Mark Watney to be lost on Mars so weave something to cheer for that brings us together as a species Besides book reviews I also Dangerous Desire have started writing movie reviews These can be found at my blog I m soappy 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 The Little Book of Puns head a little bit but for the most part this was a fantastic read I go so emoti. 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Onal at the end so good I ave 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 SwiftThis story is perfectly told It is perfectly paced it is brilliantly written it is beautifully craftedAndy Weir does this incredible thing where e make the reader feel the isolation that Mark Wagner feels and A Strangers Touch (Psychic Triplet Trilogy, he does it so subtly we don t even realize thate s doing it until it s doneThe Martian completely captivated me I couldn t wait to find out what Threat Vector: INSPIRATION FOR THE THRILLING AMAZON PRIME SERIES JACK RYAN (Jack Ryan Jr Series Book 4) (English Edition) happened next and I never wanted it to end Adult science thrillerLove 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 outow to survive and let the folks back on Earth know The MeatEater Fish and Game Cookbook: Recipes and Techniques for Every Hunter and Angler he is alive and needs rescue This isard 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 Papyrus and Tablet his space exploration and knows a ton about it He totallyad me convinced anyway The Martian is a fast read and the main character s irrepressible sense of The Reckoning: the electrifying new novel from bestseller John Grisham humor willave you cheering for A Foxs Love (American Kitsune him ase tries to survive against impossible odds 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 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 The Provocateur highly logically unlikely and technically complicated that I am sure to pull off without aitch 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 Trading Christmas has struck Shitappens when you re stuck alone on Mars Whatever shall I do OMG I just Never an outbreak had a great idea It s a good thing I m so naturally optimistic because it sure would make for a bummer book if I ever showed any signs of being depressed oraving any kind of mental deterioration after spending nearly two years in total solitude Nah I ve got the fightin spirit I can create a life support system out of duct tape What does Mars actually look like Is there anything interesting from a scientific perspective about it Who cares I m busy growing potatoes in shit and watching Three s Company Did I mention that disco sucks RepeatFor a whileI do not get the Pride hype First off welcome to 2015Let 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 bookas been lurking around in my Goodreads feed gaining Men hype and all the positive reviews from my friends eventually got too much for me so Iad to check this out for myself I m glad I gave inThe Martian as so many good things going for it First and foremost it is a classic tale of survival against very uge odds In this book Mark Watney becomes one of the first people to walk on Mars but after an accident causes The Robotics Primer (Intelligent Robotics Autonomous Agents) (Intelligent Robotics Autonomous Agents) (Intelligent Robotics Autonomous Agents Series) him to be believed dead and abandoned byis crew it looks like Step Out of Your Story he will be the first person to die there Like Cast Away x a million Mark must battle extremely foreign territory the likelihood of starvation and the possibility of technical failuresIt s prettyard to see an outcome where The Eyes of the Dead he isn t totally screwedThe best thing about this book is the juxtaposition between the very scientific nature of everything Mark must do to survive gave me a renewed level of respect forow damn smart astronauts Rules for a Lady have to be andis absolutely wonderful personality Mark maintains Calebs Tempting Mate (Saber Chronicles his sense ofumour throughout every ABC hardshipe faces it s pretty much impossible to not be charmed by Odd Man In himHere are some uotes The screen went black before I was out of the airlock Turns out the L in LCD stands for Liuid I guess it either froze or boiled off Maybe I ll post a consumer review Brought product to surface of Mars It stopped working 010 As with most of life s problems this one can be solved by a box of pure radiation This book is part serious science fiction part anilariously dark comedy that imagines a Palace Intrigue (A Medieval Tale horrifying situation infused withumour and the overwhelming Parking Lot Rules 75 Other Ideas for Raising Amazing Children human desire to stay alive It sard to imagine that anyone who picks this up
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t find dragged into Mark s world desperately needing to know what will Carlyle Marney happen toimBlog Facebook Twitter Instagram Tumblr Unpopular opinion time I don t like Shameful how this book is written Watney s journals read like a nerdy blog rather than a dramatic survivor s diary It sard to find something arrowing and traumatic when the protagonist is saying yay a lot and making incessant corny puns 36 pirate ninjas Yay oxygen Lol gay probe lol1 Bad rover no Scooby snack111 LOL craaaaaaap1 For me those aren t funny they re almost embarrassingNo matter what orrible thing is Sacred Landscapes happening to Watneye s sure to pull though but not before laying a smug cutesy zinger on us It sucks all the tension out of any situation which is the complete opposite of 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 Angel Without Mercy (Agnes Carmichael, he s going on and on about some technical or mechanical or biological process that with me not being a scientist usually goes over myead And that s fine I ave no fault with a book that s factually complicated like that In fact it s really and cool that Weir is able In fact it s really admirable and cool Weir is able pool all of is expertise into a book about survival on Mars That being said other aspects of the book suffer According to the author s bio on the back of the book Andy Weir was first Girl Reporter hired as a programmer for a national laboratory at age fifteen andas been working as a software engineer ever since He is also a lifelong space nerd and a devoted Hunted hobbyist of subjects like relativistic physics orbital mechanics and theistory of manned spaceflight If I can stereotype Gingerbread Heart here it shows My guess is thate doesn t really know ow people behave or interact in the real world The dialog is stilted and awkward The characters are all 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 mention of that anywhere Watney is apparently that cool and awesome of a guy as evidenced by all is canned laugh track one liners and grating sarcasmBut Biz Talk-2 hey maybe that doesn t bother some people obviously considering that people actually watch The Big Bang Theory and they re in for a technologically driven funny space thriller Because Iave to admit it s a terrifyingly cool premise It just wasn t what I was expecting I was Ricky Ricottas Mighty Robot vs the Stupid Stinkbugs from Saturn (Ricky Ricotta, hoping for an emotionally taxingorrifying survival drama but instead got a cutesily witty astrophysics manual Just because something is nerdy doesn t automatically mean that it s good I m pretty much fucked Ok show of A Historical Atlas of Tibet hands How many of youave uttered these exact words or words to that effect Not everyone I see we The Last Awakening (Curse of the Phoenix, have some liars out there How manyave said them at least twice Three times Four Those with Italian Warships Of World War II hands still up you probably need to make some adjustments to your approach find a safer line of workobbies that do not entail long drops stop trying the weekly specials at McBlowfish or seek out people to date who are into less extremeumsports These are the opening words of The Martian Astronaut Mark Watney is definitely screwed than most of us Deep Learning (Adaptive Computation and Machine Learning series) have ever been Dude missedis ride and there will not be another along for Reaks down I’ll suffocate If the Water Reclaimer breaks down I’ll die of thirst If the Hab breaches I’ll just kind of. ,
H four years Supplies on Critical Social Theory and the End of Work hand were only meant to cover a few weeks maybe months And that Martian atmosphere is definitely no fun lacking stuff like oh breathable air and a reasonable range of temperature It does offerowever extremely The Traps harsh good for scouring that burned on gunk from sauce pans and long lasting as in months dust storms And if that was not enoughe faces an array of other challenges unfriendly locals No Kibby the 12 year old kibitzer who infects my brain no Mars Attacks brain beasts or that other guy even though I know Simple Wicca he is your favorite Real challenges For example the musice Protect Your Purity has foris stay consists of disco The viewing options include 70s TV Most of us might give serious consideration to minimizing the guaranteed pain frustration starvation and inevitable death by maybe taking a short Theatre Histories hustle outside sans that special suit It would be a very very short last dance Watney is either a cock eyed optimist or an idiot I m going with the former ase is indeed made of the right stuff He is ard and well supplied with the sort of can do designer genes that might make the rest of us feel like the can t do sorts we are He is the poster boy for positive attitude It does not Waterloo hurt thate is way smart with expertise in a wide enough range of things scientific to matter It does not Yobo hurt thate is an engineer who gets off on taking apart putting back together figuring out thinking through testing trying and pushing envelopes But The Last Runaway his crew iseaded Sanctuary (The New World Series, home and whatope is there really The Martian tells of Watney s attempt to survive in a literally alien environment using only the tools on and and is wits It is a gripping story with one of the most adorable eroes you are likely to encounter on this planet or any other No Kibby not a kitten How could you not root for a guy who scrapes through Thanksgiving dinner for potato parts to plant for food Of course one might think been there done that particularly as 1964 s Robin Crusoe on Mars offered a retelling of Daniel Defoe s classic tale in a contemporary notion of a remote locale A 1905 novel used a different classic traveler in the same sort of format Of course those tellings ad a lot in common with the Barsoom of Edgar Rice Burroughs as seen by Frank Frazetta than they do with the vision we Data Interpretation Questions And Case Histories have of the Red Planet today or say reality RealityOr is itOne of these was a shot of you know where The other was taken at Death Valley which was used BTW in the filming of Robinson Crusoe on MarsMost of the tale is spent on Watney s very compelling attempt to survive going through all the challengese faces trying to make air preserve and maybe generate water make Inside the Hornets Head his food last get some sort of communication set up deal with things like exploding air locks biblical level dust storms toppling ground transport vehicles you know stuff most of it life threatening The other end of things isow the folks on the ground deal with this GInornous OOPS There are technical elements of course but interesting for me were the political considerations To tell the crew or not Imagine Imagination According to Humphrey (According to Humphrey how bummed out embarrassed and guilty you might be on that ship the Hermes returningome knowing you Sexy Reversed Fairy Tales had left one behind Might it affect your ability to take care of necessary business for the next bunch of months Another uestion is whether to tell the public and if so when How about gettingelp from other space capable nations Are any international dealings simple There is also some in Oh. My. Gods. (Oh. My. Gods., house NASA staff maneuvering that is wonderful to seeAndy WeirIner fabulous book on writing Bird by Bird Anne Lamott writes Having a likeable narrator is like Phoebe’s Fair Valentine (Oh. My. Gods., having a great friend whose company you love whose mind you love to pick whose running commentary totallyolds your attention who makes you laugh out loud Probably the greatest strength of The Martian is the narration of Mark Watney He is engaging and funny optimistic and capable I suppose there are some who might find The Ground beneath her Feet him lacking in sharp edges but I thoughte worked great Matt Damon as Mark Watney enjoying the view from the film The new earth based shooting location was Wadi Rum Jordan I am sure they did plenty of color adjustments in post but boy o boy does in post but boy o boy does place look like an alien landscape GripesYes really there is too much scientific detail It is not that it is beyond the comprehension of a lot of readers although it will skip by a fair number it is the share of time the number of pages the sheer volume of obstacles to be overcome and the very detailed explanation of so many of them that tilts the book a bit too much towards the MacGyver demo Weir writes very well about the other elements of the story Repetition of DANGER WILL ROBINSON with the subseuent amazingly clever repair du jour does get a bit old after a while I Killer Pancake / The Cereal Murders had to fight an urge to scan at times But that is really it Otherwise The Martian is an absolute delight to read Watney is lovable as well as capable and makes excellent use ofis sense of Lo Que la Reina Quiere (Sexys Cuentos de Hadas Al Revés nº 1) humor to look on the bright side of life in a very dark circumstance Whethere makes it out on time or not not gonna spoil that one you will cheer William Gibson him onope for the best and fly past those pages with considerable if maybe not interplanetary speed Is there life on Mars There will be while you read this book Review posted 11615 Updated and trotted out there again on release of the film 10215 This review as been cross posted on my site CootsreviewscomPublication date self pub in 2011 Bought edited and published by Crown 10282014PS Saw the film on 10915 and it kicks ass Go see it if you 10915 and it kicks ass Go see it if you t already It is very true to the book with the improvement of not getting bogged down in details as a great cast looks amazing and does a fantastic job of promoting science EXTRA STUFFLinks to the author s personal and FB pages 52416 Weir wrote a short story preuel to The Martian called Diary of an AssCan I posted a review this week It includes a link to the story so you can read it for yourselfAndy Weir s second novel Artemis while IMHO not uite up to this one is also pretty darned goodAugust 2016 At novel Artemis while IMHO not uite up to this one is also pretty darned goodAugust 2016 At Hugo awards Weir wins the John W Campbell award for best new writer and the screenplay for the film wins for Best Dramatic Presentation long form The Martian Chronicles on Gutenberg Gullivar of Mars by Edwin Lester Linden Arnold on GutenbergFor a real Martian experience check out NASA s Mars page For a realer Martian experience and ideal for those trying to keep one step ahead of creditors andor the law you might want to consider applying to be on a Mars mission no joke There is on this project below but the above link is for the selection process just in case you don t mind a strictly one way journeyA nifty article from the NY Times 10515 about the woman at NASA responsible for seeing to it that we do not bring Earth germs you know where Mars Is Pretty Clean Her Job at NASA Is to Keep It That Way by Kenneth ChangI bet you thought I d forgotten these guys No chance I just ran out of time to figure out Bandbox how to stuff them into the review So sorry I am stuffing themere That sounds so wrongIf you want to experience Mars while still on earth it is indeed possibleA general National Geo article on MarsPlanetaryOrg Everglades (Doc Ford Mystery, has an excellent list of all Mars missions to date and some that are in processWhen you are checking your ancestry some of that unusual DNA might come from a place far far away Two scientists look at the unfortunately named notion of Panspermia view spoilerthe natural result of guys watching really good porn A bad review of ineffectual seed An unspeakable fried dishide spoile. Explode If none of those things Kicking It (Alex Craft, happen I’ll eventually run out of food and starve to deathSo yeah I’m screwed back cov.