Monday, September 08, 2014

a fast read

Finished reading The Martian by Andy Weir. I guess I was interested in the book given how quickly from start to finish I got through it. I plowed through it! One night, when I couldn't sleep, I think I read for a marathon 4 or 5 hours. And I'll take that to mean I was drawn in and it was enjoyable to read.

Now, being a spaceflight junkie, I kept wondering about technical accuracies. And yet nothing jumped out at me in the hard SF book. The biggest stretch I found though was the solar power regeneration.

I was left, however, at the end kind of hanging.

Spoiler alert! Stop here if you've not finished. You've been warned.

The big thing I wanted to see happen was a frank chat, when earthbound, between Watney and Captain Lewis. It would have been interesting to see her perhaps break, finally. A reconciliation. Bringing it full circle.

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