Encore Reviews – The Martian by Andy Weir

“The Martian” by Andy Weir

An accident leaves astronaut Mark Watney stranded on Mars.  The book explores how he survives, not only the daily challenges of creating a substainable food source, but being stranded on a planet, alone.  He manages to establish contact with Earth and the challenges then become how to get home.

This book is well written giving enough description so you understand what is happening without weighing you down with tons of scientific detail.

This book is recommended for anyone who enjoys action/adventure or space stories.

Discussion question:  In the book America spends billions of dollars to rescue one person from Mars.  Is it appropriate to spend so much on one person?

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