Soooo, this is the book I tweeted about being absolutely amazing. It follows Mark Watney – astronaut, botanist and mechanical engineer – as he’s accidentally left for dead on Mars and has to try and find a way to survive on his own for long enough to meet up with the next batch of astronauts. Easy right? After all it’s only four or five years! *maniacal laughter*
Of course not everything goes exactly to plan, in fact very little does, which leads to what I’ve referred to as a very ‘Carry On Get Me Off Of Mars’ vibe, which was thoroughly enjoyable, and unbearably suspenseful in places.
This may be one of the funniest and most tension filled books I’ve read in ages. Watch below to find out why.
TL;DR: Mars! Tension! Calamity! Humour! What more can you ask?
Buy this in the UK here
And in the US here