by Andy Weir
* * * * * Stars (Amazing!)
The Martian is one of those books that exceeds your expectations by a long shot. You may think it’s a boring book, but wait, it has potatoes! Astronaut Mark Watney is left on Mars when a satellite his him and his crew abandons him. He has to figure out how to make food, water, and energy on a planet where nothing grows. He’s going to science the sh*t out of it.