|I could not wait to write this review! Seriously. I am so fascinated by our universe. Space, planets, black holes, etc. I really wish I had the balls to become an astronaut. But I’m a baby so I’ll just read the books + watch the science channel for now.
Okay truth, I watched the movie first..BUT you know the book is going to be good when you loved the movie.
Let’s start off with Watney. HYSTERICAL character. I admire this man so much. Throughout his time stuck on Mars allllll alone he was faced with many highs and lows. He is a botanist and was able to design a system to grow potatoes on Mars. ON MARS. Mark Watney stayed positive + humorous. There are some people who aren’t even stranded on Mars with no communication, that can never see the humor in things. I will just show you one of the funnies..
Once Mark was able to communicate with NASA, they took their conversations to TV because everyone was following this story, globally. Here is what he said after being told this was public:
The ending of this book really struck a nerve with me. The whole time reading this book/watching the movie all I could think was, “Wow. All these people from around the world care so much about this ONE man’s survival, and yet we can’t seem to feel that compassion, kindness, + love on a regular basis towards each other.” Well, Mark Watney put it in words;
Thank you Andy Weir for creating a fictional story with fictional characters, that felt so very real to me.