The Martian

The MartianAres 3 N Miehist Joutuu Hiekkamyrskyyn Ensimm Isell Miehitetyll Lennolla Marsiin Evakuoinnin Aikana Astronautti Mark Watneyn Avaruuspuku Vaurioituu, Ja Muut Luulevat H Nen Kuolleen Watney J Yksin Vailla Keinoa, Jolla Ilmoittaa Maahan Olevansa Elossa Vaikka H N Saisikin Viestin L Pi, H Nen Ruokavarastonsa Loppuisivat Kauan Ennen Pelastusjoukkojen Saapumista Todenn K Isesti H N Ei Ehtisi Edes N Nty N Lk N, Sill Vaurioitunut Laitteisto, S Lim T N Ymp Rist Tai Pelkk Inhimillinen Virhe Ovat Omiaan Tappamaan H Net Ensin.Watneyn Oli Tarkoitus Olla Yksi Ensimm Isist Ihmisist , Joka K Velee Marsissa Nyt H Nest Uhkaa Tulla Ensimm Inen Ihminen, Joka Kuolee Siell Watney Ei Kuitenkaan Ole Valmis Antamaan Periksi, Vaan H N Turvautuu Kekseli Isyyteen, Insin Ritaitoihin Ja Hirtehishuumoriin Riitt K Neuvokkuus Voittamaan Ylitsep Sem Tt M T Esteet Kirja On Scifi Parhaimmillaan Lukuisat Tekniset Yksityiskohdat Perustuvat Nykytieteeseen Samalla Yksin Marsissa On J Nnitysromaani Ja Nykyajan Robinson Crusoe, Jota Lukee Kuin Tosiel M N Selviytymiskertomusta. 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 opening words of The Martian Astronaut Mark Watney is definitely screwed than most of us have ever been Dude missed his ride and there will not be another along for, oh, four years Supplies on 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, offer, however, extremely harsh good for scouring that burned on gunk from sauce pans and long lasting as in months dust storms And if that was not enough he 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 he is your favorite Real challenges For example, th
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, 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 thriller.Now, don t get me wrong, Andy Weir is a great technical writer When Watney isn t being a wacky douche, he s going on and on about some technical or mechanical or biological process that, with me not being a scientist, usually goes over 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 of his 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 hired as a programmer fo
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 Goodreads 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 the first people to walk 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 likelihood of starvation, and the possibility of technical failures.It s pretty hard to see an outcome where he isn t totally screwed.The 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 for how damn smart astronauts have to be and his absolutely wonderful personality Mark maintains his sense of humour throughout every hardship he faces it s pretty much impossible to not be charmed by him.Here are some quotes The screen went black before I was out of the airlock Turns out the L in LCD stands for Liquid I guess it either froze or boiled off Maybe I ll post a consumer review Brought product to surface of Mars It
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 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 or having 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 gro
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 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 of humor will have you cheering for him as he tries to survive against imposs
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 wa
I go so emotional at the end, so good 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 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 Schwarzenegger in the movie Total Recall, face contorted, eyes bulging as the oxygen deprived atmosphere of Mars was about to detonate his head I ll wait for the next mission to a blue planet thank you very much.Mark Watney, Mars astronaut, has a lot to worry about It is hard to say if he has to worry about than Douglas Quaid Hauser Arnold s character in the movie At least he doesn t have people trying to kill him on Mars In fact, when his fellow astronauts left he effectively became EMPEROR OF MARSIt might be th
i have finally seen the movie, so i added some notes at the bottom.this 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 6 hours, so i doubt i m going to mars anytime soon so 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 less.things i enjoyed less the 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 a

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  • Hardcover
  • 387 pages
  • The Martian
  • Andy Weir
  • Finnish
  • 14 June 2019
  • 9789522644381