The Martian *****

Book: The Martian by Andy Weir (385 pages)
Host: Dominic  (hopefully outside if the weather cooperates)
Discussion Leader: David
Date:  Thursday, 12 June, 2014
Time:  7:00 PM

Comments:  Favorite book of 2014, because of excerpts like this…

”So that is the situation. I’m stranded on Mars. I 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 things happen, I’ll eventually run out of food and starve to death.

So yea. I’m f*cked.”