After Mr. Higgins read The Martian in less than a week and raved constantly about it throughout, I decided I should read it as well. And I really must read it before the movie comes out!
If you haven't read it, you should. It's great, nerdy, adventurous fun. Here's my Goodreads review....
"Holy crap!" How many times did I say that as I read this book?!
I can't say enough about how entertaining and addictive this book is. It's also an emotional roller coaster as Watney has a reason to get his hopes up….and then nothing. He's stranded again.
The physics, botany, and chemistry of this book is way over my head but as a nerd, I found it fascinating and I highly recommend it.