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The Martian

The Martian - Andy Weir 2.5 Stars

Not An "Out Of This World Experience For Me".

I am not a science fiction fan so this book was always going to be a struggle for me. The reason I did read this book was because I am hoping to go see the movie in the coming weeks as my husband is a science fiction fan. The book has got great reviews and I wanted to see what the fuss was about and also to challange myself with something outside my comfort zone.

The book started out very interesting and the protagonist had his moments of humour which kept me interested. I listened to this on audible and the narrator was excellent and really enhanced the strory.
I did however find the novel became a tedious affair about half ways through, I because fustrated with all the technical details and would have loved more character development. The scientific problems that Watney was faced with were interesting to begin with but soon became repetitive and boring. By the end of the book I didnt really care what happened to any of the characters and this is due to the poor character development in the Novel.

It was an interesting book in places but lacked any real drama or excitment for me.