September 3rd, 2019

moon

review: The Martian

The Martian! Never planned on reading this, but I've been getting hyped by SpaceX's successful Star Hopper tests and it was on sale at the used book store for $0.99, so I figured why not. It was a pretty fitting way to end my summer of slacking off like a teenager on vacation, really--spent those years reading mostly sci-fi and survival stories (well, and mysteries), and this is a solid entry in both genres. It's a smoother read than I expected, too--usually first person narratives give me a bit of trouble, but the framing device that it's just the narrator keeping logs for when he gets back/someone recovers his data works pretty well.

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