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The Martian- Book Review

img_3476Title: The Martian

Author: Andy Weir

Rating: 4/5

Review: One hell of “edge of your seat” read about the only survivor on Mars- Mark Watney, who was left behind by his Ares 3 crew when they forcefully evacuated the site on account of severe dust storm. With the next NASA mission arriving in next four years and his food supplies lasting for just 180 days, Watney, a botanist & mechanical engineer, is forced to grow his own food on Mars. He begins to grow potatoes on Mars by using his own dump as manure and producing water from hydrazine(where he almost blows up himself). He keeps a log of his daily activities hoping that someone would discover it after his death. He repairs and uses Ares 3’s rover and drives for three weeks to the Pathfinder lander and brings it back to the Hab to communicate with the earth.

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