The Martian: A Nerd Aganist All Odds
“Maybe I’ll post a consumer review. ‘Brought product to surface of Mars. It stopped working. 0/10.”
-Andy Weir, The Martian
Does a survival story have to be dark and strained? Andy Weir does not think so, writing a book about a character who can enjoy the surviving process. The Martian, now available at White Rain Book House, is the chronicles of a man trying to survive on a lonely planet, preserving his bold sense of humor as a big cope.
It’s the very first landing of mankind on Mars. After a huge dust storm, Mark Watney, an engineer and botanist, is left alone by his crew who thinks they are leaving a dead man behind. Now he’s trying to stay alive, building daily habits in the non-habitable zone. Knowing that no one is aware that he is alive still, Mark tries his best to keep himself alive, and that might require using astronaut poop to make potatoes.
The possibility of becoming the very first man to die on Mars is not the only extraordinary thing about the lonely astronaut. It’s also his capability of staying calm and joyful while fighting for his life.
Mark Witney may be a literal left out, however, he is also a sci-fi geek who. He spends his days, not knowing whether it’s his last, yet, it does not stop him to appreciate a duck tape anyhow: “Duct tape works anywhere. Duct tape is magic and should be worshipped.”
It is no wonder why the book is a success: Weir dares to challenge the customary science fiction themes by using comedy as a sub-genre, turning a dark theme into an amusing experience. It’s exciting to see one man against all odds, but needless to say, The Martian has much more to offer. The Martian proves that a survival book can also be hilarious, with the sincere and real protagonist it portrays.
White Rain Book House happily presents The Martian, a masterpiece that will bring new life to distinguished sci-fi fans who now seek a new perspective on survival and loneliness. It is a unique experience taking place in our Solar system, assisted with an accurate scientific background. Nevertheless, it is also a perfect fit for the readers who seek a gripping introduction to the sci-fi world.