Jonas Trepanier reporting for the Researcher
That’s right, several months after the release of the movie, we are finally reviewing the book that started it all. The Martian, by Andy Weir, is a novel that deals with the epic struggle of man vs. nature, with a creative twist, it's in space! After a sandstorm left him stranded on the red planet, astronaut Mark Watney must combat the odds of surviving on Mars, completely alone.
Although it doesn’t seem it, this book is not only tension-filled, but also quite enjoyable and funny. The character of Watney is fun and clever, and keeps the reader entertained and laughing. That’s not to say the book is all laughs, the book keeps you reading with well thought-out tension and struggles that put Mark to the test. The movie was great, but don’t forget the rule that is written throughout our culture: “The Book was Better”.
Overall the book is a creative and fun novel that takes a genre we’ve seen many times and used it in a new and fun way.
Rating: 4/5 stars