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隠れていた宇宙 [Kakurete Ita Uchū] 2 hFunny story about an astronaut left behind on Mars presumed dead who must now figure outow to survive and let the folks back on Earth know The Sorcerers Soul he is alive and needs rescue This isard science science fiction Parts of it read like really complicated but amusing word problems juggling mass and time and weight etc But all of that adds to the realism You can tell Andy Weir loves is space exploration and knows a ton about it He totally ad me convinced anyway The Martian is a fast read and the main character s irrepressible sense of Satans Mistress humor willave you cheering for What My Mother and I Dont Talk About him ase tries to survive against impossible odds I will also never eat another potato again Long story If you re looking for a fast paced believable space adventure set in present day this is your book I m so Tagus the Night Horse (Beast Quest, happy that I randomly decided to pick this book up I did find that the story dragged a bit towards the end and some of things went over myead a little bit but for the most part this was a fantastic read I m pretty much fucked Ok show of Love Beyond Limits (Among the Fair Magnolias) hands How many of youave uttered these exact words or words to that effect Not everyone I see we Inochi The Book of Life have some liars out there How manyave said them at least twice Three times Four Those with Gol Atan Kaleye hands still up you probably need to make some adjustments to your approach find a safer line of workobbies that do not entail long drops stop trying the weekly specials at McBlowfish or seek out people to date who are into less extremeumsports These are the opening words of The Martian Astronaut Mark Watney is definitely screwed than most of us The Age of Disruption have ever been Dude missedis ride and there will not be another along for oh four years Supplies on Burning bridges hand were only meant to cover a few weeks maybe months And that Martian atmosphere is definitely no fun lacking stuff like oh breathable air and a reasonable range of temperature It does offerowever extremely Freshman Scandal (Freshman Dorm, harsh good for scouring that burned on gunk from sauce pans and long lasting as in months dust storms And if that was not enoughe faces an array of other challenges unfriendly locals No Kibby the 12 year old kibitzer who infects my brain no Mars Attacks brain beasts or that other guy even though I know Rembrandts Jews he is your favorite Real challenges For example the musice Refusing His Second Chance has foris stay consists of disco The viewing options include 70s TV Most of us might give serious consideration to minimizing the guaranteed pain frustration starvation and inevitable death by maybe taking a short Brand Name Dates hustle outside sans that special suit It would be a very very short last dance Watney is either a cock eyed optimist or an idiot I m going with the former ase is indeed made of the right stuff He is ard and well supplied with the sort of can do designer genes that might make the rest of us feel like the can t do sorts we are He is the poster boy for positive attitude It does not Confectionately Yours Collection (Confectionately Yours, hurt thate is way smart with expertise in a wide enough range of things scientific to matter It does not The Maiden Dinosaur hurt thate is an engineer who gets off on taking apart putting back together figuring out thinking through testing trying and pushing envelopes But Swing Trading with Oliver Velez Course Book with DVD his crew iseaded Angus, Thongs And Full Frontal Snogging home and whatope is there really The Martian tells of Watney s attempt to survive in a literally alien environment using only the tools on and and is wits It is a gripping story with one of the most adorable eroes you are likely to encounter on this planet or any other No Kibby not a kitten How could you not root for a guy who scrapes through Thanksgiving dinner for potato parts to plant for food Of course one might think been there done that particularly as 1964 s Robin Crusoe on Mars offered a retelling of Daniel Defoe s classic tale in a contemporary notion of a remote locale A 1905 novel used a different classic traveler in the same sort of format Of course those tellings ad a lot in common with the Barsoom of Edgar Rice Burroughs as seen by Frank Frazetta than they do with the vision we Nora (Sunfire, have of the Red Planet today or say reality RealityOr is itOne of these was a shot of you know where The other was taken at Death Valley which was used BTW in the filming of Robinson Crusoe on MarsMost of the tale is spent on Watney s very compelling attempt to survive going through all the challengese faces trying to make air preserve and maybe generate water make Sam the Plumber his food last get some sort of communication set up deal with things like exploding air locks biblical level dust storms toppling ground transport vehicles you know stuff most of it life threatening The other end of things isow the folks on the ground deal with this GInornous OOPS There are technical elements of course but interesting for me were the political considerations To tell the crew or not Imagine ow bummed out embarrassed and guilty you might be on that ship the Hermes returning ome knowing you Outside the Paint had left one behind Might it affect your ability to take care of necessary business for the next bunch of months Another uestion is whether to tell the public and if so when How about gettingelp from other space capable nations Are any international dealings simple There is also some in Hoopers Pasture from Maine to Vermont house NASA staff maneuvering that is wonderful to seeAndy WeirIner fabulous book on writing Bird by Bird Anne Lamott writes Having a likeable narrator is like Historic Hahns Peak having a great friend whose company you love whose mind you love to pick whose running commentary totallyolds your attention who makes you laugh out loud Probably the greatest strength of The Martian is the narration of Mark Watney He is engaging and the greatest strength of The Martian is the narration of Mark Watney He is engaging and optimistic and capable I suppose there are some who might find Deathcaster (Shattered Realms, him lacking in sharp edges but I thoughte worked great Matt Damon as Mark Watney enjoying the view from the film The new earth based shooting location was Wadi Rum Jordan I am sure they did plenty of color adjustments in post but boy o boy does this place look like an alien landscape GripesYes really there is too much scientific detail It is not that it is beyond the comprehension of a lot of readers although it will skip by a fair number it is the share of time the number of pages the sheer volume of obstacles to be overcome and the very detailed explanation of so many of them that tilts the book a bit too much towards the MacGyver demo Weir writes very well about the other elements of the story Repetition of DANGER WILL ROBINSON with the subseuent amazingly clever repair du jour does get a bit old after a while I Out of the Ashes (The Legacy Chronicles, had to fight an urge to scan at times But that is really it Otherwise The Martian is an absolute delight to read Watney is lovable as well as capable and makes excellent use ofis sense of BITE (A Mate Of His Own humor to look on the bright side of life in a very dark circumstance Whethere makes it out on time or not not gonna spoil that one you will cheer im on ope for the best and fly past those pages with considerable if maybe not interplanetary speed Is there life on Mars There will be while you read this book Review posted 11615 Updated and trotted out there again on release of the film 10215 This review as been cross posted on my site CootsreviewscomPublication date self pub in 2011 Bought edited and 10215 This review as been cross posted on my site CootsreviewscomPublication date self pub in 2011 Bought edited and by Crown 10282014PS Saw the film on 10915 and it kicks ass Go see it if you Mustard Seed Magic haven t already It is very true to the book with the improvement of not getting bogged down in detailsas a great cast looks amazing and does a fantastic job of promoting science EXTRA STUFFLinks to the author s personal and FB pages 52416 Weir wrote a short story preuel to The Martian called Diary of an AssCan I posted A Review This Week It review this week It a link to the story so you can read it for yourselfAndy Weir s second novel Artemis while IMHO not uite up to this one is also pretty darned goodAugust 2016 At the Hugo awards Weir wins the John W Campbell award for best new writer and the screenplay for the film wins for Best Dramatic Presentation long form The Martian Chronicles on Gutenberg Gullivar of Mars by Edwin Lester Linden Arnold on GutenbergFor a real Martian experience check out NASA s Mars page For a realer Martian experience and ideal for those trying to keep one step ahead of creditors andor the law you might want to consider applying to be on a Mars mission no joke There is on this project below but the above link is for the selection process just in case you don t mind a strictly one way journeyA nifty article from the NY Times 10515 about the woman at NASA responsible for seeing to it that we do not bring Earth germs you know where Mars Is Pretty Clean Her Job at NASA Is to Keep It That Way by Kenneth ChangI bet you thought I d fo. Reaks down I’ll suffocate If the Water Reclaimer breaks down I’ll die of thirst If the Hab breaches I’ll just kind of. ,


First off welcome to 2015Let s kick this year off with a review of a book about a guy who deserves to survive than anyone I ve ever known This book as been lurking around in my Goodreads feed gaining ype and all the positive reviews from my friends eventually got too much for me so I Leftover Dead (Trailer Park Mystery, had to check this out for myself I m glad I gave inThe Martianas so many good things going for it First and foremost it is a classic tale of survival against very The Witches huge odds In this book Mark Watney becomes one of the first people to walk on Mars but after an accident causesim to be believed dead and abandoned by Splinter his crew it looks likee will be the first person to die there Like Cast Away x a million Mark must battle extremely foreign territory the likelihood of starvation and the possibility of technical failuresIt s pretty Breed of Innocence (The Breed Chronicles hard to see an outcome wheree isn t totally screwedThe best thing about this book is the juxtaposition between the very scientific nature of everything Mark must do to survive gave me a renewed level of respect for The Princes Mistress how damn smart astronautsave to be and Immortal Jellyfish his absolutely wonderful personality Mark maintainsis sense of California humour throughout everyardship Afgantsy he faces it s pretty much impossible to not be charmed byimHere are some uotes The screen went black before I was out of the airlock Turns out the L in LCD stands for Liuid I guess it either froze or boiled off Maybe I ll post a consumer review Brought product to surface of Mars It stopped working 010 As with most of life s problems this one can be solved by a box of pure radiation This book is part serious science fiction part an Distant Early Warning (Star Trek (Star Trek: S.C.E., hilariously dark comedy that imagines aorrifying situation infused with Somnium humour and the overwhelminguman desire to stay alive It s The Cronos Complex I hard to imagine that anyone who picks this up won t find themselves dragged into Mark s world desperately needing to know what willappen to imBlog Facebook Twitter Instagram Tumblr I ave never wanted so badly for the characters in a book to be real I want to meet them all the way I want to meet the president or Taylor SwiftThis story is perfectly told It is perfectly paced it is brilliantly written it is beautifully craftedAndy Weir does this incredible thing where Maid of Dishonor (The Wedding Season, he make the reader feel the isolation that Mark Wagner feels ande does it so subtly we don t even realize that Dem Nordpol am nächsten he s doing it until it s doneThe Martian completely captivated me I couldn t wait to find out whatappened next and I never wanted it to end So that is the situation I m stranded on Mars I Heart Beat have no way to communicate with Hermes or Earth Everyone thinks I m dead I m in a Hab designed to last thirty one days If the oxygenator breaks down I ll suffocate If the water reclaimer breaks down I ll die of thirst If the Hab breaches I ll just kind of explode If none of those thingsappen I ll eventually run out of food and starve to death So yea I m fucked When I read the line kind of explode I couldn t The Site Book help thinking of Arnold Schwarzenegger in the movie Total Recall face contorted eyes bulging as the oxygen deprived atmosphere of Mars was about to detonateis The Devils Possession head I ll wait for the next mission to a blue planet thank you very muchMark Watney Mars astronautas a lot to worry about It is Betraying Beauty (Vegas Titans, hard to say ife Vrolok has to worry about than Douglas uaidHauser Arnold s character in the movie At leaste doesn t 僕の愛を知れ! [Boku no Ai o Shire!] have people trying to killim on Mars In fact when The Boy Who Would Not Say His Name his fellow astronauts lefte effectively becameEMPEROR OF MARSIt might be the shortest reign in Job-Hunting for the So-Called Handicapped history Mars keeps trying to kill me He amends that thought with Mars and my stupidity keep trying to kill me Watney is far from stupid He scavenges like a futuristic version of Robinson Crusoe from the left over debris of the Hermes crew sasty departure The incident that ended Watney s life The Hunger Within had them in a panic Reports of my demiseave been greatly exaggerated He finds a whole memory stick of seventies sitcoms to keep Between Two Skies him occupied and importantly stuff to keepim alive Watney becomes the first farmer on Mars He knows Witch-Hunting in Seventeenth-Century New England he doesn tave enough food to last until the next mission to Mars is scheduled so Nude Girls Photography Presents Ass Pussy From Behind - Compilation Vol. 5 heas to improvise Luckily the crew was to be there over the Thanksgiving oliday and for morale purposes NASA sent along potatoes with those all important eyes intact My morning piss goes in a resealable plastic box when I open it the rover reeks like a truck stop men s room I could take it outside and let it boil off But I worked ard to make that water and the last thing I boil off But I worked ard to make that water and the last thing I going to do is waste it I ll feed it to the water reclaimerEven precious is my manure It s critical to the potato farm and I M The Only Source On Mars Fortunately When You Spend the only source on Mars Fortunately when you spend lot of time in space you learn ow to shit in a bag And if you think things are bad after opening the piss box imagine the smell after I drop anchor When Spunk he finds a way to communicate with Earth in one ofis spectacular MacGuyver moments they tell The Kafka of 238th Street him thate is going to The Letters to the Thessalonians have to drive to another site where there is a rocket ship already delivered waiting for the next mission He will drive on terrain that looks like this The ship is in Giovanni Schiaparelli s crater Watney being Watneyas a few juvenile observations about is arrival at the crater Tomorrow night I ll sink to an all new lowLemme rephrase thatTomorrow night I ll be at rock bottomNo that doesn t sound good eitherTomorrow night I ll be in Giovanni Schiaparelli s favorite oleOkay I admit I m just playing around now The science is unbelievable and since Andy Weir was a fifteen year old prodigy and is obviously still extremely bright in middle age I Geheimes Verlangen (Shades of Grey, have to believeim that Ivory (The Ivory Saga heas this all figured out Watney injects Never Go Back (Jack Reacher, humor ase explains The Temple of Death his innovative scientific brilliance which at timesad my eyes glazed over trying to keep up So even as you are getting overwhelmed by the science Weir will elicit an eye roll from the sophisticated reader He might even inspire an outright chortle if you are of the low brow variety of Venus Blueprint humor lovers I must be of the panumor variety as Shame On Her Volume 3 he elicited a wide range of sniggers snorts and raised eyebrows from me I tested the brackets byitting them with rocks This kind of sophistication is what we interplanetary scientists are known for The one thing that might save your life on Mars Earth or any other planet you might want to visit is something that NASA didn t invent Also I Bisk CPA Review have duct tape Ordinary duct tape like you buy at aardware store Turns out even NASA can t improve on duct tape Watney worships duct tape and given the A Crazy Kind of Love hairbrained idease puts into practice The Medieval Forest he needs miles and miles of it It turns out duct tapeas a variety of uses for providing additional support We are such an ingenious species Weir convinced me that Watney could live on Mars for over a year while awaiting rescue With mangled euipment a The Road Beyond Ruin harsh unforgiving terrain and the ever present one thing going wrong depression that Watneyas to overcome everyday this reader started feeling the pain of failure and the elation of success right along with Backlash him As the world learnse is alive Bloody Bones (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, humanity began rooting not for the American to live but for theuman species to triumph In the 1970s when I was old enough to watch what NASA was doing and marvelled at our ability to do the impossible It was a time when absolutely anything seemed achievable We d ad leadership that insisted that we needed to go to the moon We still built things now it feels like the monuments of our times are being built other places I do think we all miss aving a common goal Something that we all feel we are a think we all miss In Defense of Food having a common goal Something that we all feel we are a of something larger than ourselves With a space program gutted and the idea of a manned mission to Mars staggeringly expensive it makes me realizeow lucky I was to grow up in a time when it really felt like the impossible was possible I m probably the last of the optimists who still believes that we ave to go see it we ave to put our footprint on it we Black and White have to scatter our debris around and say yes we wereere We need a Mark Watney to be lost on Mars so we The Color of Water have something to cheer for that brings us together as a species Besides book reviews I alsoave started writing movie reviews These can be found at my blog Unpopular opinion time I don t like کسی به سرهنگ نامه نمی‌نویسد how this book is written Watney s journals read like a nerdy blog rather than a dramatic survivor s diary It sard to find something Cake Pops harrowing and traumatic when the protagonist is saying yay a lot and making incessant corny puns 36 pirate ni Adult science thrillerLove it love it A meticulously researched briskly paced and surprisingly. I’m stranded on MarsIave no way to communicate with EarthI’m in a Habitat designed to last 31 daysIf the Oxygenator Rgotten these guys No chance I just ran out of time to figure out Brave New World how to stuff them into the review So sorry I am stuffing themere That sounds so wrongIf you want to experience Mars while still on earth it is indeed possibleA general National Geo article on MarsPlanetaryOrg The Name of the Rose has an excellent list of all Mars missions to date and some that are in processWhen you are checking your ancestry some of that unusual DNA might come from a place far far away Two scientists look at the unfortunately named notion of Panspermia view spoilerthe natural result of guys watching really good porn A bad review of ineffectual seed An unspeakable fried dishide spoiler Crap My astronaut crewmates accidentally left me behind on Mars I m fucked I m going to die Oh wait I just thought of something ighly logically unlikely and technically complicated that I am sure to pull off without a itch because did I mention that I am Plucky and Ingenious It sure is a good thing that I am super talented Yay That worked I m not dead Next chapter But wait Disaster Memories of My Melancholy Whores has struck Shitappens when you re stuck alone on Mars Whatever shall I do OMG I just Pakistan had a great idea It s a good thing I m so naturally optimistic because it sure would make for a bummer book if I ever showed any signs of being depressed oraving any kind of mental deterioration after spending nearly two years in total solitude Nah I ve got the fightin spirit I can create a life support system out of duct tape What does Mars actually look like Is there anything interesting from a scientific perspective about it Who cares I m busy growing potatoes in shit and watching Three s Company Did I mention that disco sucks RepeatFor a whileI do not get the Pitch Dark hype I go so emotional at the end so good iave finally seen the movie so i added some notes at the bottomthis book is basically just a really long SAT uestion and i so Dont Forget Your Spacesuit, Dear hope the movie is just matt damon sitting at a table doing euations for two and aalf ours oh but first as promised ere are the photos of me being an astronaut this past weekend zooooom i am orbiting the eeeeeeaaaarttthh i did a really good job at astronauting and i didn t need to do math even once although i started experiencing cramped space madness after about 6 The Green Pharmacy hours so i doubt i m going to mars anytime soonso many people i know LOVED this book and so many people i know HATED this book and as is usually the case with rabidly divisive books i find myself smack in the middle perplexed but pleased by the passion on both sides it s a fine book a pretty good balance of things i enjoyed and things i enjoyed lessthings i enjoyed lessthe reason i don t read a lot of sci fi is because my grasp on sci is pretty slippery and this book is one long celebration of math and chemistry and physics and etc and also airlocks i don t like airlocks which is a weird thing to not like i suppose but the same way Moby Dick or The Whale bored me when melville fangirled over rope for a million pages this one izza lotta descriptions of spacecraft bits and the mechanics of airlocks and stuff that s wicked important if you are being an astronaut but is boring to me reading about it and i totally glazed over whenever anythingad to be secured onto an airlock and depressurized but what s really frustrating is that for all the attention to detailaccuracy when it came to the math i assumei trust the book s pretty flippant with the psychology watney is all relentless optimism and unflagging can do attitude and dick jokes with very few signs of depression or fear that isn t phrased in the form of a joke weir tried to blanket over this lack of meltdown with that brief mention that watney is the class clown whose jokiness becomes Deadly Slumber - Demon Tales heightened under stress but seriously there are tears in any given episode of project runway than in this book about a man abandoned on mars and left completely alone for 2 years facing ever escalating dangers and setbacks and the writing is definitely problematic there is so much repetition and so many times watney starts off a paragraph with remember as in remember when i mentioned this and that well now it is coming back into play in this situation razzmatazz it s not great for narrative flow and it s a little insulting to assume your readership can t remember things thatappened during the course of the book and this tic is doubly perplexing when you remember remember that watney s entries are ostensibly directed at other astronautsscientists doubly perplexing when you remember remember that watney s entries are ostensibly directed at other astronautsscientists wouldn t need science explained to them and certainly wouldn t need the prod to remember it the ending is bad and too abrupt there s not much else to say about thatbut there are also things i enjoyedi love survival books so all the Atomic Ghost high stakes DIY macgyver lemme fix it with glue stuff was entertaining when it didn t reuire me to recall stuff i learned failed to learn inigh school i also love lateral thinking puzzles so i appreciated watney s process of arriving at unconventional solutions to problems i will never face bonus points for when THE FIX WAS SOME UNPRETTY PUNK ROCK JANKED UP fix was some unpretty punk rock janked up especially when it freaked out the scientists on the ground and i like watney s blithe attitude to a point To them euipment failure is terrifying To me it s Tuesdayi preferred it when Lightning Strike Twice he was being cowboy practical to when weir was forcing theumor which i know a lot of readers The Purple Island have a problem with the uality of theumor but as someone who says that s what she said pretty often daily the juvenile nature of the The Last Odd Day humor didn t bother me and i did giggle atis consumer review of Lord Lightning (Astrology, his laptop Brought product to surface of Mars It stopped working 010but it just felt like wherever weir could stick a jokee d stick a joke and it became over bedazzled with umor although considering this book treats watney s situation as reality tv for those still on the ground and reality tv tends to amplify its participants with must be entertaining at all times fervor this isn t entirely inappropriate after allanother frustration i ad was Londons Perfect Scoundrel how much i enjoyed all the stuff that wasappening on the ground and in the Hermes it was much interesting than euation boy and The Bucolic Plague his boob doodling and it was better written theumor was successfully integrated the characters were convincingly Harvest human and that s frustrating because it showse can do it so that s a thing i enjoyed buried under a complaint i guess but i did genuinely enjoy all the non mars scenes and when it would cut back to watney i would groan like it was a bran chapter in ASOIAF so that s me middle of the road karen who sees the book s flaws but mostly enjoyed reading ittl dr a fun book interrupted by math so i saw the movie a couple of days ago and i can finally weigh in on a comparison of the two i m definitely glad i read the book first but at the end of the day i m not sure if there s an answer about which is better book winssome of my favorite Three French Hens harrowing OH NO moments from the book did not make it into the movie like that sudden realization which sendsim scurrying outside for a long time and also some of my favorite solutions were absent The Novice hair and while there were way fewer perilous moments in the movie there was a zillion times emotional response to the problems that did occur which is points for realism but watching people cry or otherwise emote on the big screen is as boring and time wasting as reading about math so one negates the other but overall the most interesting stuff got cut from the movie stuff on mars stuff onermes stuff on ground etcmovie winshaving a montage to look at while math goes on and on in a voice over is way interesting than me kidding myself reading the math paragraphs several times like suddenly i m gonna get it also matt damon delivers the jokey bits in a way that seems natural and there are fewer jokes overall although in some cases they cut the wrong ones auaman and i guess that iron man scene that was pretty cool so it s kind of a tie the movie is basically the cliffs notes version of the book it gives you the basic gist of it but you ll miss out on some really great scenes if you are like book too boring tl dr and if you just read the book you won t get to see the airlocks in all their glory i want to see this movie but i know it ll kill my motivation to read the book so it looks like this puppy is gonna Ice Creams at Carringtons have to be my airplane book this weekend as a bonus with my window seat i can pretend that i am an astronaut myself albeit a really incompetent onei apologize to my seatmates in advance book checkastronaut ice cream pellets checkand off we gocome to my blo. Explode If none of those thingsappen I’ll eventually run out of food and starve to deathSo yeah I’m screwed back cov. The Martian

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