Andy Weir's The Martian

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According to even small animals like bacteria would die on Mars, which makes the chances of survival almost impossible. In The Martian, astronaut Mark Watney is stuck on Mars. When people on Earth figure out he is alive, they must do everything they can to keep him alive. Because Mark is stuck on Mars, many challenges face him, like storms and food shortages. The book is about survival and friendship, even through hard times. The Martian is a very good book that has a interesting author , suspense, and humor. Andy Weir, who wrote this book, is a very good author who has led a very interesting life. According to his website, “(Andy Weir) was first hired as a programmer for a national laboratory at age fifteen and has been working as a software engineer ever since.”(“About.” Andy Weir Author) Another thing I found was, “He is a lifelong space nerd and a devoted hobbyist of subjects such as relativistic physics, orbital mechanics, and the history of manned spaceflight.”(“Andy Weir.” Good Reads) Lastly, he is currently writing another book and he said, “My approach was pretty similar…show more content…
“‘Tomorrow night I’ll sink to an all new low. Lemme rephrase that … Tomorrow night, I’ll be at rock bottom! No, that doesn’t sound good either.’” (Weir 308). This is a very funny moment because it sounds like something bad is going to happen. Another example of humor in The Martian is when Mark is talking to NASA. “‘Glad to hear it. Really looking forward to not dying. I want to make it clear that it was not the crew’s fault. Side question: What did they say when they found out I was alive? Also, Hi, Mom!’ ” (Weir 129). This is funny because it is a very serious message, but he says hello to his Mom randomly. In conclusion the author uses humor to make the story better and gives the readers a better

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