The Martian by Andy Weir
Cover Concept by Lorenzo Princi, 5 October 2015

The Martian

Author: Andy Weir

Reviewed by Lorenzo Princi

Mark Watney is... well, as he puts it, "fucked". Stranded on Mars after an emergency evacuation he was thought to have died during. Through survival instinct, ingenuity and a heap of good humour, Mark's story unfolds through a series of hopeful log entries.

Back on Earth, when satellite photos indicate Mark is actually alive a world wide project to rescue him ensues.

Andy Weir's nonstoprace against supplies, water and air running outsurvival story is filled with action, witty dialogue and intense, suspenseful drama. A most human of stories staged in the most inhuman on places.

On a side note, I managed to finish the book just days before the movie was released. Though faithful and a great film in it's own right, there's something special about the way this book reads that shouldn't be missed if you like the movie.