the martian by andy weir

the book doesn’t waste any time. you can tell from page one, what exactly you’re in for – action and humour at a fast pace.

i imagine that many people are familiar with this work either via the book or, most likely, via the movie. i technically watched the movie first, as in – i was in the room when the movie was on tv. and since i rarely make effort to avoid spoilers, i knew the key plot points when starting the book. nevertheless, i had great time reading “the martian”, (which makes me more entrenched in the opinion that fear of spoilers is often taken out of proportion).

by the way, i’d never picked it up, if not for the book club.

“the martian” is nearly perfect holiday read. i can’t think of any counterindications for it.