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DOWNLOAD â The Martian Im first But Mark isn’t ready to give up yet Drawing on his ingenuity his engineering skills and a relentless dogged refusal to uit he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against hi. 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 Those Good Gertrudes little bit but for the most part this was a fantastic read

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DOWNLOAD â The Martian Six days ago astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars Now he’s sure he’ll be the first person to die thereAfter a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to. 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 extremeumsports 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 the music he has for his 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 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 as he 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 hurt that he is way smart with expertise in a wide enough range of things scientific to matter It does not hurt that he is an engineer who gets off on taking apart putting back together figuring out thinking through testing trying and pushing envelopes But his crew is headed home and what hope is there really The Martian tells of Watney s attempt to survive in a literally alien environment using only the tools on hand and his wits It is a gripping story with one of the most adorable heroes 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 had a lot in common with the Barsoom of Edgar Rice Burroughs as seen by Frank Frazetta than they do with the vision we 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 challenges he faces trying to make air preserve and maybe generate water make 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 is how 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 how bummed out embarrassed and guilty you might be on that ship the Hermes returning home knowing you 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 getting help from other space capable nations Are any international dealings simple There is also some in house NASA staff maneuvering that is wonderful to seeAndy WeirIn her fabulous book on writing Bird by Bird Anne Lamott writes Having a likeable narrator is like having a great friend whose company you love whose mind you love to pick whose running commentary totally holds 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 him lacking in sharp edges but I thought he 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 this 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 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 of his sense of humor to look on the bright side of life in a very dark circumstance Whether he makes it out on time or not not gonna spoil that one you will cheer him on hope 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 has 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 haven t already It is very true to the book with the improvement of not getting bogged down in details has 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 the 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 how to stuff them into the review So sorry I am stuffing them here That sounds so wrongIf you want to experience Mars while still on earth it is indeed possibleA general National Geo article on MarsPlanetaryOrg has an excellent list of all Mars missions to date and some that are in processWhen you are checking your ancestry some of 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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 The Virgin Spring locale A 1905 novel used a different classic traveler in the same sort of format Of course those tellings had a The Café in Fir Tree Park lot in common with the Barsoom of Edgar Rice Burroughs as seen by Frank Frazetta than they do with the vision we 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 challenges he faces trying to make air preserve and maybe generate water make his food Southern Cooking for Company last get some sort of communication set up deal with things Exotic No More Anthropology on the Front Lines like exploding air Exchanging the Past A Rainforest World of Before and After locks biblical Evolutionary Patterns Growth Form and Tempo in the Fossil Record level dust storms toppling ground transport vehicles you know stuff most of it Excellent Things in Women life threatening The other end of things is how 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 how bummed out embarrassed and guilty you might be on that ship the Hermes returning home knowing you had Faces along the Bar Lore and Order in the Workingman's Saloon 1870 1920 Historical Studies of Urban America 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 getting help from other space capable nations Are any international dealings simple There is also some in house NASA staff maneuvering that is wonderful to seeAndy WeirIn her fabulous book on writing Bird by Bird Anne Lamott writes Having a Fireworks likeable narrator is Fear of Diversity The Birth of Political Science in Ancient Greek Thought like having a great friend whose company you Essays on Sexual Euality love whose mind you Excommunication love to pick whose running commentary totally holds your attention who makes you Feminism and Political Theory laugh out Feminisms at a Millennium 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 him Folk Religion in Japan Continuity and Change The Haskell Lectures on History of Religions lacking in sharp edges but I thought he worked great Matt Damon as Mark Watney enjoying the view from the film The new earth based shooting Folktales of India Folktales of the World location 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of Africa 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 Fire And Fear 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 the Hugo awards Weir wins the John W Campbell award for best new writer and the screenplay for the film wins for Best Dramatic Presentation From Cottage to Bungalow Houses and the Working Class in Metropolitan Chicago 1869 1929 Chicago Architecture and Urbanism 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 Du mythe au roman La Saga de Hadingus Saxo Gramaticus 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place far far away Two scientists Fusion of the Worlds An Ethnography of Possession among the Songhay of Niger 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 dish hide spoiler

REVIEW ó PADDINGTONFESTIVAL.CO.UK Ð Andy Weir

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    PDF The Martian » Andy Weir REVIEW ó PADDINGTONFESTIVAL.CO.UK Ð Andy Weir 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 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 inThe Martian has so many good things going for it First and foremost it is a

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  • Hardcover
  • 384
  • The Martian
  • Andy Weir
  • English
  • 16 September 2018
  • 9780804139021