Thursday, March 6, 2014
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
It's labeled as science fiction but it seems so stunningly real that it could happen some day. Like in the not to distant future. Author, Andy Weir puts his nerdy engineering and space skills to the test in this book by brilliantly bringing to life an unimaginable scenario. Astronaut Mark Watney is mistakenly left on Mars after a mission goes wrong. His crew thinks him dead and are ordered to abort the mission and go home. Mark has to use all his skills and resolve to stay alive on this desolate planet. All he has is a small base, 2 rovers, and enough food to last 300 days. Can he re-establish contact with earth? Can he make the food stretch? Can he find the will to survive? It sounds serious and depressing, but it's anything but. It's witty, informative, and damn smart. Mark tries to make the best of his shitty situation and his daily logs contain dark humor and an amazing strength to believe.
You have to read it! Simply amaze-balls. I can hardly believe this is Andy Weir's first book, it's genius, well-researched, and has qualities to draw readers of all genres in.
For fans of... anyone that has a brain. READ IT!
Monday, March 3, 2014
Interesting from a historical and literary perspective. For fans of American history and young adult literature.
Friday, February 28, 2014
I won't summarize this book, because honestly, you've either read this book already or you haven't. No summary of mine will sway your view. But if you haven't... come on man! Jump on the bandwagon already! You'll love it!
For fans of The Hunger Games and dystopians.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
For a Christian romance I was impressed. It wasn't overly Godly and the characters had real, relatable flaws.
This 74 page book is amazingly informative, funny, and intriguing. I definitely plan on reading more books from Mr. Tosches.
The story follows Paul, a twenty something author living in Manhattan, who plows through life using a combination of drugs and medications. We're not meant to pity him, just observe, as he goes from literary event to restaurant to Taiwan, etc. Paul is a loner and aimlessly drifts around until he finds a girl to attach himself to. When he meets Erin their drug use intensifies and their quest for the meaning of life becomes hopelessly muddled.
It's well written, but not exciting. I couldn't find myself relating to any of the characters. Read at your own risk.