Whatcha' reading on this fine day?
I'm seventy-five pages into The Martian by Andy Weir; so far it's quite intriguing. Mark Watney - the main character - possesses incredible ingenuity and calm. Rather amazing, really.
I am definitely intrigued.
I'm curious, will Mark Watney break? Or will he continue to use the smarts he possesses? Will he remain focused and calm? And, will we lean more about him beyond this life or death phase? Will he die? And what about those at NASA? How will their story evolve?
The writing? I like it. It is not beating around the bush. It dove right in. So far, it's matter-of-fact storytelling in the style of journal entries. It's good, it works, but it does have some draw backs. I do hope we are pulled further into Mark's life, learn more about him beyond his gift for ingenuity.
Readers seem to liken this story to that of an Apollo 13 type story. Yes, I can see that. But, I liken this story to that of Cast Away. It's sort of both. Or at least, so far, it seems that way to me.
So. Whatcha' reading?
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