Review: The Martian by Andy Weir

The Martian

Originally self-published in 2012, Andy Weir’s debut became a bestseller after it’s major-label reissue this year.

The Martian

Andy Weir

★★★★

Crown Publishing, 2014 — originally self-published in 2012.

“Well, I’m pretty much fucked.”

Andy Weir’s thrilling debut hooked me from that first sentence, even if I don’t care for the cover.

Following the survival attempts of astronaut Mark Watney after an accident leaves him seperated from his fellow crewmembers and stranded on Mars, the story was filled with humor and optimism, as well as realistic-sounding science. 

Read my full review of this award-season frontrunner at The Nameless Zine.

—Michael Senft

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About Michael Senft

I am a freelance writer and critic from Phoenix Arizona. I spent 10 years covering music, the arts and pop culture for the “Arizona Republic” before life circumstances took me away from newspaper. But I never lost my joy at writing. Or reading.
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