The Martian by Andy Weir
This book is menace, it nearly caused me to crash my car. I was that excited in the final moments of the book(audiobook), I was cheering and clapping, and not paying the slightest bit of attention.
I wanted to start with that, because that is what made this book brilliant. It is Hard sci-fi. Good old-school Rendezvous with Rama style sci-fi which I deeply enjoy but is normally characterized by… its lack of good characters and emotional depth. The Authors who care about getting the physics in a book perfect and often the ones who forget to add heart and soul.
Not Andy Weir, this was a delight on every level, I could not sleep for want to finishing it. I spent my own time thinking about Mark’s problems and how I might fix them, and I rode an emotional Roller coaster.
For its faults, there was a couple of times I had hint of disbelief in his luck, but I dont mind that. The main character is wonderful, and snarky, but that gets out of control a little bit, but never enough that it annoys me
This will remain a favorite book I am sure.