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Thoughts on The Martian September 3, 2015

Posted by Ubi Dubium in Books.
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Just finished The Martian, by Andy Weir.

Woot!!!!  This is one of the most wonderfully nerdy books I’ve read in a long time.  I’d spend a lot of time talking about it here, but XKCD already summed it up so well:

The Martian

Hovertext: I have never seen a work of fiction so perfectly capture the out-of-nowhere shock of discovering that you’ve just bricked something important because you didn’t pay enough attention to a loose wire

http://www.xkcd.com/1536/

 

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1. Gary Nilsen - September 3, 2015

Simply one of the most fascinating books I’ve ever read. Can’t wait to see the movie…

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2. Jon Graft - September 8, 2015

Loved reading “The Martian”. I’m looking forward to the movie.
The Washington Post had an excellent review of the book several months ago and there is a very long waiting list for it at my library.

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3. M.M.J. Gregory - September 10, 2015

The book was great, but the whole time I kept thinking that it read like a movie. I’m so glad it is getting the treatment it deserves. (And generating more interest in NASA!)

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4. Sir TJ - September 16, 2015

The story raises an ethical question: How many resources should we expend to save one life? The book does not dwell on that, but the US and other countries spent billions to bring the Martian home.

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