The Martian. I heard there was a lot of science. I like science but I was worried about it being too academic for me. Weir does a great job of telling you enough but making it easy to understand for the most part. I enjoyed The Martian more than I thought I would.
Mark Watney is a botanist and engineer. He's also funny and stranded on Mars. Mark must find a way to survive until NASA can send its' next manned spaceship in four years. Watching Mark McGyver his way through his stay on Mars was entertaining. I loved reading how he figured stuff out. Mark isn't a character I'll soon forget. He made me laugh and hold my breath in suspense. I hated putting The Martian down. I would tell Mark to stay safe until I came back!
The Martian was a fun read. I don't know if all the science was sound but it was fun anyway. I'm really looking forward to the movie. And I would be interested in reading another book from Weir. Others who shared they thoughts on The Martian: My Thousand Lives, Dear Author, Light Is Beautiful, and Battles and Book Reviews.