The Martian – Andy Weir
My notes from a best seller book The Martian by Andy Weir, which I rated 4.4/5 on my Shelfari account. The book was made into a movie, starring Matt Damon (you can see the trailer I linked at the bottom of the post), and it's expected to come out in October this year. I think Matt Damon is an awesome choice for the main character!
Here are my favorite quotes from this book:
Are you sure about this?
Have you told anyone else?
Who would I tell?
I don't know, friends?
I don't have any of those.
OK, keep it under your hat.
I don't wear a hat.
It's just an expression.
Really? It's a stupid expression.
You're being difficult.
Being your backup has back-fired. I guess NASA figured botany and chemistry are similar because they both end in Y.
You started my training by buying me a beer. For breakfast.
Why is my daughter in space? You were always scientifically minded. It was great. Straight A student. Hanging out with nerdy guys, too scared to try out anything. No wild side at all. You're every father's dream daughter.
If I get back to Earth, I'll be famous, right? A fearless astronaout that beat all the odds, right? I bet women like that. More motivation to stay alive.
Official video trailer for The Martian: