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4.0 out of 5 stars
Great fun - taps into the spirit of human survival against the odds, 20 Jun. 2014
This is a really fun book. More science faction than science fiction, it has just the right amount of believability to keep you gripped. There are enough moments of real jeopardy amongst the drudgery of the hero's existence to propel you through the book. The humour of the main character, Mark Watney, comes through strongly making this a sort of comedic version of Robinson Crusoe for the 21st Century. I'm interested in astronomy and do not have a strong science background but the author manages to walk the fine line between challenging concepts and populist and accessible science. A great read. Thoroughly recommended.